Today we visited Dr. Flavio for Eliza's monthly RSV shots and weigh in. Once again she did not disappoint! Eliza is now officially almost 21 pounds. Technically she is 20 pounds 15 ounces (9.5kg). A nice gain of 13 ounces since our visit in January. She was not cooperative for her length measurement, but it appears she is now 30.5 inches, up about 2 inches from September of last year. For once in her life she is at some percentile other than the third. If her length is correct, she is in the 12th percentile for length. Her head circumfrance, for those of you looking for the full story, was 45 cm which puts her in the fifth percentile for HC. Alas, while the weight gain of 13 ounces is impressive, Eliza remains below the third percentile for her weight.
And the most important stat of all ... Eliza has now slept through the night 21 times since she was discharged from the NCCU! Whoohoo! And yes, I have kept count. It is so easy to keep track of something that happens so infrequently! :)
Three of the magic 21 nights have been in the past few weeks, since I started giving Eliza Omega 3-6-9 oil. We have to thank Hallie's mom Abby and her great research skills for finding out about this stuff for us! I've always been a skeptic of supplements but, given the state of affairs, I was game to try something so long as there was no real downside to it. Well since taking the Omega 3-6-9, Eliza has had fewer behavioral outbursts (which are often of mammoth proportions), she has been saying far more words than she had been for months, and has been sleeping better. Even though she has only slept through the night three times since starting with the Omega oil, getting her to bed has been less of a battle and she has actually been napping with some regularity. Some may say this is all coincidence, but I don't think so. Either way, I am very happy with her progress in her verbal skills, sleeping and behavior.