Well almost anyhow...Mary Louise went back to the cardiologist today for a follow-up visit. Since her last visit with him, she has stopped using her oxygen and we've stopped her Lasix. In addition, we've started her on Zantac...
In the doctor's words,"her heart looks beautiful!" He was very pleased with her progress. Her tiny leak that I discussed from last time is almost gone and her heart muscle is now the appropriate size for her growth (it was slightly enlarged due to over working when we started all of this). He even said, "well, she looks like a real little girl now!" Ha - I was a bit afraid to ruin the moment by asking what he thought she looked like before so I bit my tongue on that one.
She was fantastic at the doctor - FOR ONCE she did NOT poop in her diaper as soon as we walked in the door. That is an absolute first for her. She smiled her way through, sucked away on her hands, drooled, laughed, wiggled, and batted those beautiful blue eyes with the Venus fly-trap lashes.
We had fun - and keep in mind we were at the doctor. He's cleared both David and Mary Louise to be re-checked once more just before their first birthday!
YAY MARY LOUISE!!!!
The babies are 7 months old today!! Oddly, this day last year was the day I found out that I was (apparently VERY) pregnant. My my how things work out. David is 19 3/4 inches and 8 pounds 8.5 ounces today. Mary Louise is 9 pounds 14 ounces. (I don't have a current length on her for today). They are just doing so well!!
We all went to the state park this afternoon as Brent took a day off to stay with David while I brought Mary Louise to her appointment. The babies were tucked snuggly in their carriers and Brent and I walked about 3 miles through the wooded trails - so nice - so much fun. We even took Lizzie along for the adventure. Brent and I joke that we'll soon have the strongest back muscles around carrying those bundles on our fronts and baby supplies in back packs on our backs. You'd think we were really traveling somewhere to look at us - lest you know those backpacks are filled with nothing more than a blanket, diapers, wipes and binkies - and of course a bottle or 2.
So we've had a wonderful day - happy 7 months babies. You are more than we could have ever dreamed, and we've only just begun! We absolutely adore you!