Wednesday, January 16, 2013

7 months!

This beautiful little girl hit the 7 month mark on the 13th! At her 6 month appointment she was 16 pounds 2 ounces and 25 3/4 inches long, when we went to the doctor yesterday they weighed her again and she was 17 pounds and 28 inches long! She is growing like a weed, it is definitely bittersweet for this momma because part of me wants her to stay this cute little baby forever while the other half of me gets more excited about the milestones she hits than she does. I'm sure if your friends with me on fb or Instagram you can see she is one strong little woman, she loves to stand, I honestly think she will skip crawling and just move straight to walking because she doesn't enjoy sitting and being put on her hands and knees. She has been rolling around all over the place since she was 3 months old and started sitting up around 5 1/2 months. She looooves to eat and has been nursing along with eating baby food. We think she may become a little singer as she sings her little heart out anytime she hears music, and would love to join the church choir, she loves when they sing at church. she is a little ball of energy and the best baby we could ever ask for, happy all the time (unless tired or hungry) we are so grateful for her in our lives.
Now I have to admit that I have never been so happy in my life as I am being a mom to river but I also have never been so stressed in my life, how can something make you want to burst with happiness and cry or lose sleep with the amount of stress and worry she causes? Not very many people know what has happened with her so I guess I will start from the beginning. When river was born her eyes drifted really far apart in an outward direction I was told that it would correct itself by 3 months, well three months came and went and still there was this drifting that didn't seem to get better so we went to a children's ophthalmologist and they said that she had to have surgery and that it may be a neurological problem. I went home bawling and feeling so hopeless, they also told us to start patching her eyes to try to strengthen them a bit. After MANY prayers and priesthood blessing and patching everyday her eyes had pretty much corrected themselves (totally unheard of when the eyes drift outward) I was so happy and excited to go back to the eye doctor at 6 months and show her the progress. The doctor was shocked at the progress and started her eye exam, just when I thought all was fine we found what is called a rotary nystagmus... This is where her eyes shake and since it wasn't present at birth it is most likely caused by something neurologically meaning she could have a tumor, developing ms or other scary disorders. Now I'm not saying that she for sure has any of these things but these are the most common reasons for nystagmus to appear in people. We had an appointment with a children's neurologist yesterday and she advised us to do an MRI so we will hopefully be doing that next week and are praying that there won't be anything wrong with our beautiful baby girl. I'm so grateful for the power of prayer and blessings, I will let everyone know how it goes.





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7 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh my heart is hurting for you. I will keep you and your sweet family in my prayers. You are a good mom.

The Stices said...

Oh Kylee, I had no idea of the troubles you have been having. That is every Mothers worst nightmare, your child being sick. I hope that everything will be good in the end and River will continue to grow to be a healthy baby. Please let me know if you need anything. We will keep you and your family in our prayers!

Teryn said...

Oh my goodness! I thought your appt was today for some reason! Why didn't you call or txt me? When is the MRI? We love our sweet River and she is in our prayers...sweet girl! Love you too ky!!

Steph said...

No matter the outcome she is still your perfect, beautiful baby girl. She is a doll and makes me baby hungry! And, you are all in our prayers.

Debbie said...

Blair said his eye did that when he was little and he had to do exercise with his eye and put a screen on the Tv to only see part of it and he said it all turned out ok. Our prayers are withall of you . let us know how it goes.

Tania Miller said...

Our prayers are with you guys!!! Let us know how it turns out! Love you all!

Amanda said...

I'm just catching up with everything. I know the MRI has come and gone by now but I only hope little beautiful River is ok! I will keep you all in my prayers. If you ever need to talk you know you can always call. Love ya!