Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Emma's Nekked Baby Photo

Since I got a shot on here the other day of Mady and her bare butt, I figured I'd get one up of Emma as well. :) Notice her eyes are now more of a hazel color. Mady's are still blue!

Monday, March 9, 2009

A day at the park.

We had 3 great days here in Pittsburgh and I was able to take the girls out for a walk 3 days in a row! Saturday we took them to the park in our neighborhood. They loved it!

Earlier in the day, daddy brought their high chairs into the kitchen and taught them how to make french toast and gave them some lovely coffee filter hats.

What an exhausting day!

6 month checkup and plastic surgery visit.

The girls had their 6 month checkup on Thursday. Doc is very happy with their progress. Emma is in the 5th percentile for her height/weight, and Madelyn is in the 25th. She wants us to up their solids to 3 times a day starting in April and then start proteins in May. It was, thankfully, a pretty uneventful visit. She talked about possibly getting a head scan of Madelyn for fear of any other internal hemangiomas. She said her hemoglobin was right on the border, so she may want that re-checked in a month.

Madelyn and I went to see the plastic surgeon on Friday in regards to possibly removing her hemangioma on her shoulder. He does not want to remove it :( He said the base is far to wide. He suggested another ointment to put on. I was not very happy with this doctor. He laughed when I mentioned that Mady has a developmentalist without even knowing her history. He also spotted a flat spot on her head and told me the developmentalist is wrong about what side she favors. I got home and really thought about it and she IS in fact, right and he is wrong. He wanted me to go back in 2 weeks, but I called our pediatrician because I didn't want to see him again and had no idea whose instructions I was to follow regarding the treatment of that hemangioma. I was also worried abou the flat spot.

Doc says not to worry too much about the flat spot, but do try to do more tummy time, less time resting on her head, if possible. She wants me to talk to dermatology about her shoulder hemangioma... she feels they are more qualified. She also said she woke up in the middle of the night thinking about Mady and her heart is telling her that we need to get an MRA of her head done to make sure there are no more hemangiomas. I hate to take her for another test, but am all for being proactive.

This is a picture of her hemangioma. You can see the area that is ulcerated. It really does hurt her and gets in the way :(