Weeks Forty-Two & Forty-Three
Sunday, September 14, 2003 through
Saturday, September 28, 2003
Weight: 12 pounds 13 ounces
Feedings: Bottle feeding 22 calorie formula
Length: 25 inches
Bailey is no Longer on Oxygen.
For the first time in her life, she is not attached to anything. I
can pick her up and go out to the mail box without having to carry
anything but her. Stacey can run to the store quickly without
having to lug what feels like the entire house with her. We can
put clothes on by going over her head for the first time ever! I
know these things might seem trivial, but they aren't. We are very
excited to have taken this step towards full recovery. All she has
left to do is catch up developmentally.
There isn't much more to report about
Baileys' progress the past two weeks so I will skip right on to the
pictures. Bailey is growing just fine and we have no reason to
doubt that she will continue to do so. The first picture below is
of Bailey eating her first graham cracker. The second two pictures
are of her asleep in her swing.
These two pictures were taken just a
few hours after we got the official word that Bailey will no longer
require oxygen. During Bailey's test (that was given on Thursday
night the 26th of September) she averaged 96% saturation. We were
very excited that she did so well. This let us take her off oxygen
without any worry that it might still be too soon.
We took these pictures the following
day after the red spots on her cheeks had somewhat faded. She
loves to stand up now and can even stand up while holding onto something
with close supervision. She can't pull herself up but when put in
a standing position next to a chair or some other piece of furniture she
can hold herself up.
Bailey's cousin Jocelyn came down to
visit and they took a bath together. The third picture below shows
that Bailey, just like every other kid, is fascinated with balloons.
This balloon was left over from my birthday. Speaking of which, my
birthday was September 23rd. Stacey's is October 1st. As far
as I am concerned, Bailey gave the both of us the best birthday present
we have ever received.
Goodbye to Regular Updates
Sunday, September 28, 2003
Now that Bailey is off of oxygen, I
will no longer update this website on a regular basis. You can
count on things like birthday's, major events in Bailey's life, or,
heaven forbid, any bad news being posted to this website. However,
this website will be here forever. Feel free to refer anyone you
know to this site that might be in a similar circumstance as we found
ourselves in over 10 months ago. It might provide some comfort or
other information that might be useful. You can also reach us at
the email on the menu bar to the left.
Check back from time to time. We
have enjoyed sharing this experience with all of you. We thank
everyone for their love, prayers and support. This has ended up
being a truly meaningful experience.
These pictures were taken at Bridal
Veil Falls in Utah where we went for a walk on the afternoon of Sunday,
September 28th to celebrate not having to carry an oxygen tank anymore.