01 February 2016

Trixie: Five Months

My little Trixie is five months old and weighs in at about 16.5 pounds. The only big changes this month were her discovery of her thumbs and her oxygen tubing. She loves to play with and suck both.

Trixie caught another cold this month, which was a little nerve-wracking for me, but she weathered it just fine with no additional visits to the doctor.

She loves everyone in our family and gives big smiles to all of us. On the rare occasion when she encounters other people, they are usually met with blank stares.

I tried to do a little photo shoot of her after a bath a few weeks ago, but I had a hard time getting a good shot. Nonetheless, this is pretty much how she looks without a nasal cannula. I'm looking forward to the day when we can get rid of the tubing, but I'm also grateful for modern medicine.

After getting sick, Trixie's night-time sleep has not been so hot, but I love her anyway. The one night in the last few weeks when she slept through the night, Eric woke me up in the middle of the night and then quickly fell back asleep. I, on the other hand, could not fall back asleep. When I asked Eric what had caused him to wake me up, he had no memory of it.