Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Ta Da!!!

I was able to get shots of Phoebe going into her stand position. She looks like she is concentrating so hard and then she gets into her SO BIG position. It cracks us up and we bust up laughing. On the medical front we were able to get her into see the pediatric endocrinologist(no easy feat, those guys are booked 3 months ahead)yesterday. Her TSH level was coming in slightly high(the hormone that tells the brain to make the thyroid work) although her T4 level(her actual thyroid) was well into the normal range. TSH was high at arrival and still high a month later-but it was in the gray zone, not high enough to merit medication. She also was low on her iron-those levels have come into normal range with the help of iron supplements. Anyway, we are to get her thyroid levels again in 2 months to decide if she needs supplementation. Why is this so important? It not only helps with growth but is very important in brain development. If they continue to be off, she could lose IQ points if not corrected. So far we don't see a difference and we are hoping she will normalize in the next few months with good nutrition and lots of love:) She sits at the 10th percentile for weight at 17 1/2 lbs, 5-10th percentile for height at 26 1/4 inches, and 50th percentile for head circumference:) She's still our little peanut!!!
I think I can...
SOOOO BIG!!!
A view from the top, or should I say bottom?

4 comments:

Margaret & Tom said...

SO Big! My goodness...She is just adorable in her flowered dress!

family tree said...

So Cute!

Rachel said...

How crazy she is standing!!! Scarlett surprised me by sitting up in her crib when I went to get her this morning. So cute.

Jamie said...

I cannot believe that little peanut can stand on her own like that. She is a doll, they both are. I was sooo good to finally meet you in person!