Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Eleni, 2 months
I got the idea from my friend, Ara Jane, to document my baby's growth on a fresh yard of fabric every month. Pretty fabric + pretty baby = what's not to love? Here are Eleni's 2 month photos on Anna Maria Horner's Folk Song, Dusk Baby Bouquet. The colors quite suit her, I think!
Eleni's had a busy week. You can see in the second photo her g-tube tubing extending to the bottom right. On Tuesday she had that tubing exchanged for a flat "button" that hides easily under clothing via an outpatient surgery. We are still getting used to using the new button, but it is at the very least more comfortable for Eleni. So that's key.
Today I'm feeling blue because baby failed a swallow test, her first. Using an x-ray machine, the speech therapist worked to see what would happen if Eleni was given liquids by mouth. Unfortunately, she either just let them dribble out or aspirated. Both Eleni and I were pretty bummed by the whole experience. We're also getting over a cold. Yes, that's super bad timing, but the test was not something we could easily reschedule. So, blah and bah humbug.
At times like this, it can be helpful to remember how far we've come...
two weeks old, NICU
single authorized sibling visit
one month, baby comes home