Her nutritionist comes every other week for weight, measurements and plotting. Aubrey gained 1 oz and grew 1 inch in TWO weeks! We measured twice to be sure, but maybe our earlier one had been a little off. Either way, she grew and that is great. However, we are still not gaining enough weight. We had backed off of yogurt and milk since it seemed to make her constipated. We are now trying it every other day and mixing prunes in with the yogurt and that seems to be helping, so hopefully we will be up some at her appointment at the end of the week. She had a little cold when they weighed her so that could have contributed to it as well. (she was back under 17) But all of this means that she fell off of the proportional chart that she was actually on...still not even onto the Ds charts and certainly not the "normal" charts. She looks healthy to us and that is just as important. She's just petite and she always will be! We have finally moved up to the 6-9 month clothes though!
She is pulling up on everything, cruising all over the place and climbs the stairs with so much ease now. She is working on getting down the stairs and has been successful getting down the bottoms two by sliding on her tummy. Her favorite place to be is the window. She watches her sisters out there and waits for someone to open the door so that she can make her escape!
Last week we had an ECI physical therapist come out to look at Aubrey's feet. They thought that she would be a good candidate for Orthodox. Her ankles roll in a little and this would help strengthen them.
(not Aubrey's feet. I couldn't get a good shot of hers, so these are some I googled, but it is what Aubrey's feet look like)
(google photo again)
The orthodox are a soft plastic and would go just above her ankle bones and her toes will stick out the end. There is a little velcro closure in the middle and soft padding on the inside so that they don't push on any bones. Aubrey will get her "new shoes" in a couple weeks. They shouldn't bother her at all, though with the summer coming, they will probably make her feet HOT. She will wear socks and then her "sure steps" and then her shoes over the top. He said she might need one size up in shoes! I said, "so the ZEROS that she has now, might actually fit her?". Woody got to what pattern she got...he nixed the flowers and butterflies...so she is getting BUGS. Sure hope they are cute! Our PT thinks that she should be walking soon with these helping...but I'll wait...she just doesn't seem THAT close to me.
She is our joy and light and we are so enjoying the smart little girl that she is. Sometimes...ok, most of the time, I look and see a baby still, but she really is such a big girl now and really coming into her own with a strong personality too! Just wait till she starts running around the house.