Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mattie is 2

Mattie turned 2 a few days ago. It was a fun day and we did not do a big celebration. We hung out around the house and grilled some chicken for lunch. I made a birthday cake for her and had family over in the evening for cake and ice cream. It was a wonderful day. Of all my labors Mattie was the easiest and I think it was because the hard part was what was going to happen next. We knew she needed major surgery after she was born but we were unsure of any other problems that could occur. Mattie was born at 37 weeks and weighed 5lbs and 110z and was 19 1/4 inch long. Dan and I were able to hold her for about a minute before she was taken to the NICU were she spent the next 3 weeks. When she came home she weighed 5lbs and 3 0z. At her well check a few week ago she weighed 19 pounds and was 30 inches long. Today Mattie is very healthy and has minor health issues. She has taught us so much in the past few years and everyday it is something new. Mattie is also the busiest of the 3 children. Every week she has 4 therapy appointments and then there are also doctors appointments. In the past 6 weeks Mattie has learned to crawl and has picked up more signs. Last week she started to say her first word. She loves to play with Michael and also loves to pat David on the head. She is a great sister to her brothers.

1 comment:

  1. She is SO dang cute. Happy Birthday darling girl! Call me next time you have a doctor's appointment because Sutton would LOVE to play with Michael. We are in Gilbert...so you could drop him off to play while you take Mattie to therapy. E-mail me and I will give you my new #