Mar 6, 2009

Anyway, moving on...

A little while ago we went to the hospital for Rosaline's checkup for her feet. She has been wearing the shoes since October. We drove an hour and waited for 40 mins to see the Dr. for 5 minutes. Which wasn't so bad because we found out that Rosaline has been doing so well that she will only have to wear her shoes when she sleeps!! We were originally told that wouldn't happen until she was a year old or so. We were very surprised and excited. Those shoes weigh about a pound and on a little tiny thing like her it makes a big difference. She was really underweight for a while and we were a little concerned, well the pediatrician was. At 4 months she weighed in at only 11lbs. which put her in the 7th percentile. She was like that pretty much until she got her shoes off.
Rozzy and the fat.
In the last little while since then she has put on nearly 5 lbs. and is too big for the 6 month sizes. Yet another "Yay!" for that. She is now a chubby little chunk and is so happy without her shoes. When babies have to wear these shoes, part of the physical therapy is to encourage them to play with their feet because they won't do it on their own. I would try, but her feet were so heavy with those shoes and the one hour a day she had them off was not enough to make a difference. Now she is playing with her feet all the time! I know it's not that big of a deal to a lot of you, but it is huge for us and this little girl.

Yay for free feet!
Her toes are sideways, she has no arches on her feet, her foot fat is all at the end of her feet(because of the shoes), but the dr. says that should all change and her feet will be more normal as she is learning to do more, crawling, standing, walking, etc... All in all I couldn't be more grateful. She is such a blessing in our lives and incredibly adorable on top of that!

After the hospital we went to the zoo since we drove all that way. We decided to make the most of our trip and Mark's day off(which rarely happens).
Gorilla love!
Rozzy happy without her shoes!!
Cheese!

9 comments:

The Halls said...

Your kids are absolutely beautiful, Danielle! Congrats to Rosaline and her amazing progress! Wonderful news indeed. :)

Ryan and Chrystal said...

Yay for you! It is so nice to not have to carry a baby with that silly bar! I'm sooooo glad to hear she is doing so well. Our family knows EXACTLY what it's like! I just think it is so cool she gets the bar off during the day so early. Now she can learn to walk without it! Yay, yippee, yahoo! I'll have a little private celebrating for you!

MJ said...

They are all so cute, and Rozzy is just precious! I'm happy that she's doing so well!!

Heather said...

Danielle...that is so awesome! Rozzy is so cute and chubby! I hope we can all get together again soon!

Matt & Crush said...

That's so exciting. She is such a doll. Hope all continues to go well!

Ashley said...

AWESOME! I love her little feet! She's such a cutie!

Danny & Josalyn said...

thanks so much for the compliment. you kid are so cute good luck with everything

ANGELA said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! It has been a long time since I have seen you. Your kids are adorable! They are getting so big!

Annie Sterett said...

You have such beautiful children. I think that you are doing a wonderful job. I love to see your updates and how great you and your family are doing. I guess that you do not remember me I was great friends with your Brothers Geoff and Dylan. I can take you off of my blog if you would like I am sorry if i offended you in any way.