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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Peek at Katie's Day at School

I got this email and thought I'd share

     I had a great day at school today! We are learning all about Life in the Ocean this week.  During Circle Time today, we read a story about the ocean with our Primrose friend, Og.  When we were finished, we got to talk about our favorite ocean creatures.  I hope you had a wonderful day too!

     The Half-Day Class

Katie said her favorite was Ariel :)
(She is in the red in the middle of back row)
At carpool line. She is obsessed with jackets and putting up her hood

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hips are perfect!

The ultrasound was able to give more detail and it showed that her hips are great- no dysplasia. Thanks for everyone's support!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

4 month well check

Jillian is 12 lb 5 oz, 50%, 23 inches 25%, weight/length ratio is 50%. She has rsv, which is a respiratory virus, and she's been pretty pitiful coughing and sneezing. She didn't get shots because of it, but she'll go back for them when we get Katie's ears rechecked (she had an ear infection while we were in Jersey, but she is feeling much better.)

She started cereal (well, actually single grain oatmeal) and she eats it pretty well.

They think that she might have hip dysplasia and she's had xrays and is being scheduled for an ultrasound next week. We're hoping it's nothing but the xrays did show an abnormality. 

Update on Jillian's hip

The doc called today and he said that Jillian has an abnormality on her x-ray and will have an ultrasound sometime next week. Please keep her in your prayers.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Jillian's possible hip dysplasia

She had her 4 month well check (more on that in another post) yesterday and Dr. Bo noticed asymetry to the fat folds in her leg, and that can be indicative of hip dysplasia (the femur--big bone in the leg-doesn't sit right into the hip socket, and it can cause a limp, or pain. If she does have it, there are braces that can help, and the amount of intervention needed depends on the severity.

She had some x-rays done yesterday and hopefully we'll hear something back today.

Keep her in your thoughts and prayers please!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Charleston, Spring Fling, 1st night in crib, rolling over, and ballet

We went on vacation to Charleston and had a great time. We explored downtown, went to the aquarium, toured the USS Yorktown, went to the beach for a day, and visited our friend Peter in Colombia. We had a great time!

Jillian is getting so big! She's slept in her crib for the 1st time, she's lifting her head and legs like she's trying to sit up, and rolled from her back to her side.

Katie started ballet classes and even though she's only been to one, she really enjoyed it, and had been asking for lessons for quite some time.

We had a neighborhood spring fling, and Katie met the Easter bunny, went egg hunting, got her face painted and played games.

We'll be traveling again this week, up to New Jersey to see Grandma and Grandpa, and Katie is excited.

 fountain in downtown 

Here's a video of her playing in the fountain:

 Ready for the beach

 At Folly Beach

 A nice passerby took our picture

 Toes in the water... she wasn't impressed, though the water was pretty chilly

 Chillin in her tent

 Playing in the ocean

 Katie didn't think it was cold

 Oh to be able to sleep anywhere

 Our princess castle
Beach video:

 At the waterfront

 Playing on the computer with Grandpa

 Love this one

 Ready for dance class

Here's a compilation of the videos from her dance class:
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 At the hotel

 Jillian looks so small in there!

 Queen Anne's Revenge restaurant. It was tasty! And the decor was neat

 At the aquarium


 The snake looked double headed... Pretty cool stuff

 Petting a snake

 Jillian's 1st night in her crib

Jillian lifting her head and legs--looks like she's trying to sit up
Jillian rolling from back to side

 All dressed up for church

 fave of just jilly

 love this

 sweet Katie

 At spring fling with the Easter bunny

 Egg hunting

 She met a friend... who's surprised?

 Sitting so still getting her face painted

 She loved it!