Physical therapy is now part of Andrea's daily routine, Monday through Friday. She does well, but seems to hate the process. She cries while she's having her arms and legs moved, even though it doesn't hurt her. I think she just wants everything to be on her terms, and is annoyed at being manipulated. Andrea is remarkably strong, and is able to move her head from side to side when she's on her stomach. She can't lift it very far, but is able to it turn from one direction to the other. When Andrea is on her stomach, she'll also push up on her arms and can lift part of her chest off the mattress. She's a tough kid.
Tomorrow marks Andrea's 12 week birthday. If she has a good night (no breathing problems, eats well, etc.) I'll be working with a lactation consultant to see if Andrea can learn to nurse. I'm only mentioning it today so that those of you who are freaked out by nursing (I can name a few from among the followers, LOL) know if advance that you might want to skip the post, or skim first, in case it's too graphic!
Please keep praying and sending us good wishes and positive thoughts. We are relieved that Andrea has done so well so far, and are optimistic that she is once again moving in the right direction.
"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first."