So, today I had to take Zoe to a pediatrician through the hospital. I guess it's a standard procedure for this peds office to see babies that were born prematurely at WakeMed. They needed to take an assessment of Zoe to make sure that she was developing properly.
First off, she got to wear a tiny hospital gown! See picture below (They aren't that great, because I took them with my cell phone). It was SO cute!! Yes, I did take the gown home so I could get better shots. :)
After admiring the "amazing" hospital gown, it was time for the weighing and the measuring. So, Zoe is now a healthy, 12 pounds 5 ounces and 23 inches long!!! A far cry from 3 pounds 4 ounces 5 months ago!! Good girl Zoe!!! :) Must be all the rice cereal that she is gobbling down.
After weight and measurement, the doctor's assessed her, and said that she is doing phenomenally well! They do several tests to see where they are at "that" point. The doctors then proceeded to tell me that she is advanced! Woo Hoo! She is ALREADY rolling over! She is holding her head up like a pro! She is smiling, cooing, giggling, holding her hands together, sleeping entirely through the night, holding things, tracking things from far away, etc. Zoe's corrected age (meaning the age she would have been had she been born at term) is about 2 1/2 months. The doctor's said that most of those things, excluding the smiling and the cooing, don't happen until between 3 1/2 to the 4 months old. Not to mention she is at the beginning stages of teething.
So... she's advanced! It's such a great thing to hear!! **Need I say that I have had a BIG smile on my face ALL day! Normally preemies aren't advanced, so hearing this is SO AWESOME!**