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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

6 Months Old

Piper is now 6 months old!  She is getting so big!  She is a VERY happy baby.  At her 6 month pediatric appointment she weighed 16.7 pounds and was 26 inches long.  She is very healthy overall!

The past few months have been going well.  We have had to patch her left eye each day for 2 waking hours.  She really doesn't like the patches, but she handles it well.  She's also getting big enough to start wearing her sunglasses!!!  This is a big relief to me because it allows us to be outside in the sun more!

Piper had her 6 month ultrasound a week or so ago.  We are still waiting for the results.  Hopefully no news is good news.  The pediatrician should be calling in the next day or so. ....  so we're waiting patiently.

She had her 6 month appointment with the ophthalmologist yesterday.  Things went very well!  They originally thought her nearsightedness was a lot worse.  They were trying to get her prescription, and they realized it's not as bad as they thought!  She does not have to get glasses .... yet.  Also, the cataract on her right eye is not getting any worse, so we don't have to talk about surgery yet either!  We still have to patch her left eye each day to make her right eye stronger.  We have some pretty patches, though.  We have pink ones, ones with hearts, and ones with butterflies!  We have to go back to the ophthalmologist in November.

So, for now, we enjoy watching her grow and learn.  She is rolling all over the place, and she is really getting strong.  She smiles and laughs a lot!