Penny is now 36 weeks old, 26 corrected, so I guess that makes her corrected age 6 months! She is still super tiny, and is now wearing clothes aged 0-3 months. She is so unbelievably close to rolling, she can get her hips over, and she can kiss the floor, but that bottom arm is just getting in the way and she doesn't know what to do with it. If she's distracted, she can also sit up unaided, just for a couple of seconds, but then she realises I'm not holding her up and she topples over.
Today we've been to outpatients clinic with Penny, and had a nice catch up with one of the neonatal consultants. She has no immediate concerns with her for now and is impressed by her strength and posture. She now weighs a whopping (not really) 11lb 12oz, and is FINALLY on the growth chart! Hooray! HELLO 0.4th centile! The doc also gave us the go ahead to try introducing solids, so when we got home, Penny had her first taste of mashed banana mixed with Infatrini. Can't say she loved it, she just didn't know what to do, and as soon as I put the camera down she threw the whole lot up. Maybe banana just isn't for her, we'll try again tomorrow and see.
Ian is in contact with a nurse from the liver ward that cared for Pippa for her last couple of weeks. He's been great and understands the situation we were faced with when we were told Pippa wasn't going to survive wasn't handled in the best way. We had a short sit down with him today after Penny's appointment and seem to have a mutual understanding that there are areas of improvement needed, so that other parents aren't faced with a similar situation.
This afternoon we have a catch up with Evelyn's key worker at nursery, fingers crossed she's a superstar and just a hurricane at home.
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