In a matter of 24 hours, Anniston has managed to:
- Eat rice cereal for the first time!!
- Move to size two diapers - finally.
- Go up to a full dose of infant Tylenol when needed :). ...rarely have to give it to her, but big deal to me either way.
- Chew on her vibrating teether till it actually did what it was meant to do. (She never would bite down quite as hard as she needed to for it to vibrate.)
- Bust out of all of her smaller baby clothes and move to size 3-6 and 6 month clothes!
She grew up right before my eyes. All in one day.
We went to the pediatrician yesterday for her 4 month check-up and shots, and Anniston's doctor said that in almost 30 years of being a pediatrician, Anniston was the second child he's ever seen that has had a stroke. Can you believe that?? It hit me like a ton of bricks. Our pediatrician isn't just any pediatrician. He's probably the most popular one in our town and in South Mississippi for that matter. Everyone I know goes to him, and he is very highly acclaimed. I guess it was just a matter of time, but everything from the last two weeks (and really the last several months) became very real to me in that moment. These kinds of things happen to other people...not us. Or, at least that's what I thought. But, in a weird way, I'm kind of glad to travel this road because I get to tell you what God has done.
Just a week and a day ago, we brought home a baby that seemed like a newborn. She could not support her head at all, and I didn't even know if she could see me, but now she is almost entirely back to her normal self and doing all of these big girl things that you see above.
We have a check-up Monday with Anniston's doctor in Jackson (praying still for a great report), and yesterday her pediatrician said he knows "those doctors are going to be very impressed with the progress she has made."
All of the above said with a thankful heart...
I'll leave you with another video. This is a clip of Anniston completing her first rice cereal experience. I'm sure you can tell she was getting pretty tired and full, but I still think it's cute. In my defense: the clucking noises you hear are because Stan doesn't like for me to talk when he's videotaping Anniston...you know, since she talks enough for the both of us :).