Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Two Months...

Happy two month birthday to my little Georgia peach!  We had a photo session this morning with the stickers that Heather, Andy & Trevor sent us (Thanks guys!!).  I think I'm going to try to take her pictures every month with the sticker for her actual age, but also try to get some photos along the way for her adjusted age (aka - we'll take more photos with the "2 months" sticker on September 10, when she was SUPPOSED to be 2 months old).  I think it will be interesting to make the comparisons.

Ummmm.... this was supposed to be fun?!?!



Chilling in her Georgia chair




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Some morning tummy time shots


We tried a bow in our hair, but it didn't quite stay.  Maybe next month (Thank you, Aunt Becky!).



The official hungry, hungry hippo mouth position!

Georgia hasn't real spent much time in her room since she sleeps in our bedroom at night and is downstairs with me during the day.  So, we did her photo shoot up in there and I let her explore a bit.


Nick and Kevin got the shelves hung up a few weeks back


I still love how her tree came out



The newest addition - a pink/brown ladybug on the wall.  It always reminds me of one of the NICU nurses, who always called Georgia her "ladybug."


We even tried out her big girl crib.  She loved so tiny inside!








What an amazing two months it has been!


Many, many people have asked if there is anything they can do to help us.  Well, here is one.... This especially goes out to our immediate family members and friends who will be around Georgia a fair amount.  Please consider getting the pertussis vaccine (aka - whooping cough).  Nick and I already got the vaccine at Georgia's pediatrician's office when she first got home.  During our pulmonary appt yesterday, the Nurse Practitioner strongly recommended that anyone who is going to have contact with Georgia get the shot.  You can contact your PCP's office or your town/city's department of health.  Nick and I had to pay out of pocket for it, but I plan to submit it to our health insurance for consideration of reimbursement.  Even if the claim is denied, it was worth every penny to know that we are doing everything in our power to keep from spreading our germs to Georgia.  Please read this story to find out WHY this is so important to us:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pertussis/unprotected-story.htm

It may seem as if we're paranoid, but the NICU did a fabulous job educating us and letting us know how we can best protect Georgia.  From what I've read on several preemie blogs and websites, many families with preemies just discharged from the NICU don't allow anyone into their home without first checking to make sure they have received a flu shot and are up to date with their pertussis vaccines.  If you know you are going to be around Georgia, please consider doing this.  A simple shot into your upper arm could save her life.

My next public service announcement will be to encourage everyone to get a flu shot as soon as they are available!  

Georgia also met a new friend today...


She wasn't quite sure what to make of the musical glow worm! (Thank you, Aunt Cheryl/Uncle Joe)

KC wasn't sure why Georgia was hanging out on her turf!

1 comment:

Sherrie Feffer-Thoman said...

Love the pics in her nursery! Very cute sticker....hm, we need those.

PSA is a must. Ken and I confirmed our latest tetanus included that vaccine and it did. It is another way to protect our babies. Jenn, Abby wasn't a preemie and I don't let any stranger (not that we've been anywhere other than walks) near her and anyone welcome in our home must wash their hands or take a squirt of purell upon entry.

Love my daily fix of Georgia, love your blog.