Friday, March 5, 2010

The End of an Era

Andrea had an appointment with her pulmonologist today - her first "well"visit there in months. She's been seen there with a variety of illnesses, but hasn't been healthy for a visit since early fall. It was also her first visit since the doctor took her off oxygen over night. I have to say, it was a wonderful appointment! Andrea now weighs 15 pounds, 11 ounces, and is 25.8 inches long. She is rapidly approaching "normal" size for a full term baby. The best news of the day was that her lungs sounded clear, and the doctor told us we can stop using the PulseOx monitor over night!!! This thing has been a trial - every time Andrea turned over in the night, the monitor would alarm, and we would have to get up and check on Andrea. Tonight, for the first time in her life, Andrea is sleeping with nothing attached to her body. We will probably be more anxious over night for a while, but we are excited about this next phase.

In other news, Andrea's first tooth broke through yesterday. You can't see it yet, but we can feel it, and the doctor saw it when he looked in her mouth with a light and a tongue depressor.

"Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. Grateful Andrea the firstMarch 6, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    We have lived this whole story with you, but I can't believe it all unfolded the way it did! For all who have followed this blog:never forget to celebrate life every day! Take every opportunity to let the ones you love know that you do!

  2. What marvellous (albeit somewhat scary) news!! Beautiful Andrea the Second is a treasure... and her title is exactly the right one for her... Long may she reign... sending oodles of love and laughter her way.
    God Bless,
    sue, t'other side o't'pond x