Thursday, July 17, 2008
Update on Abby
So many kind people have been asking how my little Abby is doing. I love knowing that so many people care about her!!! It means the world to me. Abby is doing really well. We took her back to the eye specialist this week and she is going to have another surgery on September 10. Her eyes have improved a lot on the side-to-side alignment, but her left eye still goes UP when it should be staying level with the right eye. The doctor thinks it is because the upper-pulling muscle on the right eye is tight, so when she wants to look up she has to pull really hard with both eyes and it makes her left eye go up into space. Her right eye can't look any higher than straight ahead at this point, so the doctor is hoping that loosening that muscle will help it get aligned with her left eye. This surgery will be a lot easier on her than the first one because she will only have one muscle of one eye worked on, instead of a total of three muscles (one muscle in the right eye and two in the left) like last time. I am excited for her to make more progress. She's still kind of a little squirt and not very interested in moving around. At her nine-month check up a few weeks ago she was 14 lbs. 8 oz. and 25 1/2 inches long, which puts her well BELOW the charts and in the 1 percentile (because you can't have less than 100 kids out of 100 kids, or she would be in the negatives!!). It's so weird to me to have a tiny child. Jason and I are not exactly small people. I always figured that my poor girls would be 6 foot 5, 280 pounders and I just felt sorry for them. But, that's not the way it's looking for Abby! She's so little! I love having a tiny baby, but I am anxious for her to get on the move and start exploring her world. She can sit up and she loves to play with her brothers. She's learning lots of cute tricks, like shaking her head no when you ask her if she's crazy, and putting her head down when you tell her to take a nap. Who needs pets when you have kids, right? Here are the three little weasels that I get to chase around all day. It's exhausting but so much fun. I love these crazy kids and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!