Friday, February 13, 2009

7 Months Old!

Suzie will be 7 months old next Wednesday. She is 4 months old if you look at her adjusted age. I can hardly believe how far our little girl has come! She is doing so well and bringing joy to our lives every day.

Today we went to get her monthly RSV shot. It did not go well. I was so thankful to have my mom with me because it was pouring rain on the way down there and it made for a very stressful trip. We were late getting there which made us late in being seen. Suzie was already a little fussy when we got there and she screamed harder and longer after her shot than she ever has for any of her other shots. When she received her 2 month vaccines in the hospital, she didn't even cry at all. I think she was so used to being poked and prodded all the time, she was kind of numb to it. Now that she is home and we coddle and comfort her every little cry and try to keep her for any sort of pain at all, she is a total wimp! She cries harder and harder with every shot she receives. She cried for at least 20 minutes (although it seemed like an hour) at the hospital. I don't mean a cute little newborn cry either. A harsh screaming painful cry. It was to the point where all the nurses and doctors were peaking their heads around the corner to see what we were doing to this child. So I finally was able to get her calmed down by walking her and holding her very tightly for a long time. When we got in the car she was so worn out she fell right asleep. But then we hit major traffic due to the rain and the minute we stopped moving, she started crying again. Plus we were stuck in traffic for an hour and a half so she ended up eating an hour late! Poor baby! I hope she sleeps well tonight:)

So the doctor gave me her 7 months stats today:
Weight: 12 lbs. 6 oz (15th percentile)
Height: 24.5 inches (45th percentile)

She is getting so big! I saw on a friends blog that she would periodically post pictures chronicling birth through the current month. So I thought I would do that for this post. I'll start with a few recent pics to show her at 7 months and then I selected a picture for every month since she was born. I am amazed at how far the Lord has brought our little Suzie!

Here are some recent ones at 7 Months Old with mommy and daddy. Check out her chubby cheeks!!

6 Months Old--Getting so big!

5 Months Old--Suzie had her first Christmas

4 Months Old--First Thanksgiving

3 Months Old--Got to come home!

2 Months Old--Just after Shunt surgery

I did two for 1 month because they are both so sweet:)

Birth--I couldn't believe that she could survive weighing under 2 pounds!

One last thing. The Governor's proposed budget for this year cuts out funding for the program that provides all of Suzie's therapy. Please join us in praying that this proposal does not pass so she can continue to receive these much needed services. Thanks!


Kristine said...

Wow, she's come so far! Your little girl is BEAUTIFUL!!

Love the photo with the pink stripped shirt.


Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

Hi Sanderson Family,

Wow...your girl is beautiful! I wanted to thank you so much for the book...sorry it took so long for me to get back to you. Man, it is awesome...I'm chipping away at it bit by bit. Thanks for your love toward our family. We love you guys a ton.

Being held by Him alone,


Holly said...

Can you even believe that our little girls are now 7 months old? oh my goodness, where does time go. God truly has blessed us, huh? I love your idea of putting a picture for every one of the past 7 months. That is such a great idea and really shows how far she has come and how big she has gotten. I love it! I wanted to tell you that Addison's RSV shots are getting worse with each time, as well. I guess she is just getting older and is not as used to being poked at anymore. Anyways, she screams so loud and for so long each time now. It breaks my heart!! I guess she isn't the only one, though, if Suzie is doing the same thing. Poor babies!! We'll definitely be praying about the funding for Suzie's therapy!! We'll be praying fervently for that situation!!

Mommy Roth said...

Suzie is so cute and really filling out a lot. Time flies with these little ones doesn't it! The Lord is good!