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June 24, 2014

#MillieMonday {40 Gestational Weeks, 11 Weeks Old}

I cannot believe Millie's due date was this week. It seems hard to believe that she has been here 11 weeks today. In fact, I think we are truly starting to realize just how seriously early she was.

Millie is doing great. She had no trouble with the few immunizations we decided to give her (which was a huge concern of mine based on my experiences) and she is off her heart rate/apnea monitor. This is a big milestone as she is completely cordless! Also, she went for her final NICU follow up appointment and they took her off the fortifier she was getting by bottle three times a day in addition to me breast feeding. We added 2 packets of human breast milk fortifier powder to the milk I pumped in a bottle three times a day and that was for the extra calories to help her gain weight. When we went to her follow up appointment, she had such a great looking growth chart, they decided to try her off it for a while. In fact, she has been off for about 10 days and her home health nurse came today and she went from 6 pounds 13 ounces 10 days ago to 7 pounds 6 ounces! Holy growth spurt! She has always been a big eater. Thank goodness because that allowed us to avoid many hurdles.

Millie continues to have acid reflux and gas pains, however, it is much more manageable than it was a month ago. The next step we are going to look into now that her medicine has taken full effect is to visit a chiropractor. We pray that this will provide complete healing.

This will be my last #MillieMonday update. Now that she is completely full term and healthy, there will not be much to report on other than usual baby antics. I will continue to talk about Millie and her growth and development in this blog and will continue to post pictures of or sweet girl if you would like to follow along. Tyler and I have been so overwhelmed with the amount of people that have followed her story and prayed for strength, growth and overall health for our baby. People from across the world have found this blog and sent such sweet comments in various outlets. Our family, friends and acquaintances have been a huge support system for us as well. Just knowing that so many people were rooting for her brought us so much HOPE. Imagine the scariest thing in your entire life happening, and then imagine having to go through it alone. We are so thankful that was not the case for us. So, thank you all so much. Seriously, from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn't have done this without you.

Now, as if this post hasn't been sappy enough, we've put together a video of the past 11 weeks that have captured the beautiful moments of Millie's life thus far. We hope you enjoy. Love you all so much.


Tyler, Taylor and Millie




2 comments:

  1. Total tears! Thank you for sharing your journey!

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  2. This was beautiful! I will continue to pray for her success in the future, and for you and Tyler as well.

    Best,
    Brittany

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