Thursday, July 8, 2010

Keeping Cool

It's been crazy hot here all week long! So here are some things Amber's been doing;
Wearing cute, tiny summer outfits
 Playing inside in the air conditioning!
 And chewing on ice cold teething toys!
She needs one for each hand!

We have some very exciting news! Yesterday Amber weighed 10lbs 9oz on the visiting nurses scale! That's 9 ounces in 5 days!! I'm not sure how accurate her scale is in comparison the the ones at Children's. According to hers Amber gained 14 ounces in the two days she was home from the hospital last week. I'll see how off it is tomorrow when she's weighed at her appointment. 
Our other news is that as of yesterday Amber has a very red, swollen looking part on her gums. If you're looking at her it's on the bottom, left corner where the canine would be. It's hard to tell what's going on because Amber has a very odd shaped mouth and her gums are actually teeth shaped. The Dr's really haven't been able to tell us much about her mouth because she can't open it very wide to get a good look and she gags really really easily when they try to "help" open it more. We'll see what happens, it makes sense that she might be teething based on how grumpy she's been lately.  The odd thing is she has another spot that looks like impetigo again (same place as always) but it lines up perfectly with the spot on her gum so it might just be that she hurt herself with a toy or the plastic part of her binky. 


  1. What a cute little summer outfits she has :) Glad you are all keeping cool! I bet those icy teethers feel good on her swollen gums. She looks so happy & content in these pics :)

  2. OK, I have looked at these pics 4 times in the last hour! Amber is soooo cute in her comfy summer outfit. And I am jumping up and down to hear that she is gaining weight!!!! Hope tomorrows trip to Boston goes well...that Amber will be comfortable traveling and that the day will be an encouraging one. Miss you all oh so much!

  3. I love these pictures..thank you for posting them! Miss you guys!