Aya went to the doctor today for her one month check up. Other than getting the second dose of her Hepatitis B immunization, it went well!
Our girl's stats are as follows:
21 inches long = 10-25 percentile
9 lbs = 25 percentile
36 cm (14.2 in) head circumference = 5 percentile
She still has symptoms of acid reflux and/or milk protein sensitivity and/or colic. I am continuing to limit my dairy consumption, she will keep taking medicine for the reflux and gas, and we will pray that she doesn't have colic or that if she does that it is of the more mild variety (is there such a thing?). The doctor said that with the colic it will get worse before it gets better...so, fingers crossed that our sweet girl doesn't have to suffer.
We think she is starting to smile a bit more for real, as opposed to only because of gas, and when she does it is just about the sweetest thing you've ever seen. She completely prefers to sleep on someone and to be held-rocked-moved whenever possible. She also sleeps much better if I fall asleep after feeding her during the night and forget to move her back to her own little bed/rocker. She has started to have baby acne so has little pimples everywhere. She has bumped up to a size 1 diaper from the newborn size, only because her thighs are so chunky that the diaper is a bit too tight.
There is no way to tell for sure, but I think she misses her siblings and her Far (or maybe that is just me). Not too much longer before we are reunited. One week from right now we'll be sleeping (or wide awake at 3 am!) in Tanzania again.
And here is a tease...our good friend Omar took some pictures of Aya and us a few weekends ago. I don't want to share all of them until our birth announcements are mailed, but here is preview of the lovely pictures he took...
(ha ha - just to prove that she isn't quiet and sweet ALL of the time...)
She's definitely a little bit bigger now, but beautiful with a very LOUD set of lungs! Thank you again, Omar and more to come!