Sunday, September 19, 2010
Cami weighed in at 5lb 7oz last night. She is getting so big! When Cody was born he weighed 5lb 15oz and when he went home he weighed 5lb 10oz. So, she is almost at the weight that Cody was when we took him home. However, the difference is that Cody didn't have all the extra weight in his head that baby girl has. From the front it is hard to see the hydrocephalus, when she was first born her head was really round- when you felt her head all you could feel was fluid. Then she had her shunt placed and then we could feel her fontanel plate and her soft spot. However, she still had a soft spot on the back of her head the size of my palm. The back soft spot is closing (thank God) it is now about the size of a 50 cent piece. From the front it is kind of hard to notice the hydrocephalus except for her high forehead. However, you can see it from the side- that is why I posted the bath picture that shows her head. I asked the neuro surgeon about the size of her head. He says that the hope is that she will grow into her head. So, that is that. Kevin is a lot more over protective of her than I am. He has already had it out with my dad. I can ignore my dad as he is an alcoholic- but Kevin cannot. My dad told us that was don't need any more kids because "look what we did to Cami" "you don't need to put another child through that" and a lot of other stuff. He still hasn't been to see Cami either- he says it is because no one will take him. Part of me wants to go and get him- but another part does not because if he says anything mean, I will disown him. So, I don't know what to do. We love our daughter regardless of anything and I don't want to subject her to ignorance. So, any ideas?
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