3.1.11 (For lack of a good blog title today)

Finley is now in the 50th percentile for head, height and weight. A well proportioned girl!  Last weigh in (last week) she was 16 lb, 8 oz. She is loving solids and just gobbles them up. She tries to grab the spoon and feed herself already and is very interested in what we are eating and tries to grab that too. So far she has had oatmeal, squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, and pears.  And speaking of carrots – that brings me to a little side note. On Sunday, Finley started to vomit – 4 times within an hour which prompted us to take to the ER, since I don’t want to wait and see with things like this.  Vitals were looking good and they did an X-Ray which was also very clear and did not show any signs of reherniation. X-ray can miss a reherniation (if big things aren’t up yet) but since they weren’t any other strong symptoms they didn’t do the ultrasound.  She will get that at her next follow up with the Surgeon in April.

Since she didn’t have a fever or diarrhea they don’t think it was a bug – so not sure what it was.  Carrots are not very high on the allergen scale, but some people are allergic. This was her second exposure to carrots, and apparently most reactions occur on the second exposure. Or her body wasn’t ready to digest them. We will take a break from carrots and the Ped wants us to try again in a month or so and see if it happens again.  We have her a appointment with her Ped tomorrow for her belated 6 month apt, a vaccine and her Synagis.

My continued prayer with each breath I take is for her not to reherniate again – I think all CDH parents pray for this every day. Some days are easier than others to not obsess over it. Right now I think I need extra prayer to not worry about it.

I have put together a team for the March of Dimes, Walk for Babies on April 30th in Portland. If you are local, join our team – and/or if you are able, please donate. http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t1526937 (Team name: Oregon Stroller Strides) I remember walking in this event last year, just weeks after receiving the diagnosis for Finley. It was very powerful seeing all the shirts in honor of children, and in memory of. This year I will walk in honor and celebration of Finley. (amen!)

Thank you for all of you that pray for us and love us. I am always so thankful for all of you.