Monday, October 26, 2009

Yeah for Sela!

Sela is growing and changing and making us smile each day. She is very attentive and will focus with a "furrowed brow" as she gazes intently at you. She is smiling and cooing--if you talk to her she'll often coo back. She is eating very well and I usually get up with her twice during the night. Next week we go in for her two month check up and we'll get her official weight then but we did our own little "weigh in" and she was 9 pounds, 2 ounces as of October 21st and she was 6 pounds, 15 ounces at birth.

Sela's early initial screening for cystic fibrosis came back negative...we are feeling very cautiously optimistic that Sela does not have CF. We will go up to OHSU on the 29th to do a sweat test for her which is considered the golden standard for CF testing. It is very promising that her initial tests came back negative for CF and we'll be able to have immediate results after the test on the 29th
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Here are some photos of Sela from each week...it is fun to see the changes!

Sela Ruth Dougherty 9/1/2009
Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4
(notice Sela's "furrowed brow"--a typical Sela look)


Week 5

Week 6
Sela has been smiling for a little while... it usually involves her closing one eye and giving you a little grin

Week 7
Celebrating Ryan's birthday with a family outing to Chapters


1 comment:

newnormal said...

It was fun to see you guys last week! Glad Sela is doing so well and healthy!