Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dear Jimmie- Happy 4th Month Birthday

Dear Jimmie,

Happy 4 month Birthday! Your 4th month has been so beautiful!

This is you right after you were born.

This is you at 1 month.

This is you at 2 months

This is you at 3 months!

And this is you today!

Look at how you have grown next to your Rottweiler Puppy!

You showed your personality today. You did not want to do a photo shoot with your puppy.

And look how you've grown in your father's hands!

You have gained 23 ounces! That's 4 more ounces than last month. You are 6lbs 9oz!

You have grown 2 inches in length! You are 20 inches long!

Your head circumference has increased by 1 and 3/4th inches! Your head is 13 and 3/4 inches around.

You are almost completely off your oxygen! You receive a little bit at night while you are sleeping. You also are completely rid of your apnea and brady monitor. Mommy and daddy LOVE having you free of all of the tubes and wires that you have been tethered to since your birth. The first thing your mommy did when you were free was spin you in circles. What a fun and silly mommy you have.

You are working very hard to eat Jimmie and you are doing a great job. You almost exclusively breastfeed now. You take bottles from daddy whenever your mommy is gone. You are now taking up to 80ml! That's 20ml more than last month!

You got the "all clear" from your Eye Doctor this month Jimmie. We were so thrilled to hear that your eyes are now fully mature and healthy!

You achieved a huge milestone this month with your adjusted birthday. You turned 40 weeks May 28th. That was when you were supposed to be born Jimmie. You were born 107 days before you were due, 15 weeks early in the 6th month of pregnancy (the 2nd trimester). Someday Jimmie, you will understand what a living miracle you are. You are one special kid!

You have started seeing a Developmental Therapist this month Jimmie. She makes sure that you are developing in all the ways you should. She says you are ahead of the game and are already acting like a 2 month old! This is awesome because you are barely 2 weeks old gestation.

You have 88 followers on your blog! (2 more than last time) And your Faithfulness Video Montage has been viewed 2,319 times! That's 570 views this month. And you starred in a new montage called "Jimmie's Wonderful World". It has been viewed 292 times.

I downloaded something pretty cool on your blog Jimmie, a "stat counter". And since about 6 weeks ago your blog has been viewed 13,376 times! WOW! You have a lot of very cool people who love to check on your progress Jimmie.

Living at home has been so special.

You love chillin with your daddy.

And you love laying on your mommy.

You have had one very special outing this month Jimmie. You went to a special ceremony honoring your namesake- Great Grandpa Jimmie Gravitt.

And you visited Great Grandpa Jimmie and took flowers to your big sister Gracie at their grave site.

You are also attending church on Sunday mornings with your mommy and daddy. The church worked hard and cleaned and disinfected everything. They set aside a room just for you where you stay with your mommy. Everyone gets to see you outside in the parking lot. This protects you from germs.

You are such an amazing little boy Jimmie with a big personality.

Jimmie you have been through so much in your young life. Being born so early before you were ready to breathe and eat on your own. You have endured a lot of pain. You have had to fight for your life. I pray every day not only for your health, but for your heart, your psyche. I have a lot of faith that our Holy Father was holding you throughout your trials. I have faith that whenever your mommy and daddy could not be with you that you were being comforted by Him. I sense this inner peace and strength in you Jimmie that I know is His touch. Despite all of this it is clear to me that you do live in a wonderful world! I will forever be grateful that you were born such a fighter. Jimmie, you have enriched my life beyond words.

I will love you forever!
Auntie Amber

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