March 17, 2008


Whitney had her two month appointment at the pediatrician today. This means that she recieved shots. I was curious to see if or how she would react them. She did not react at all. I think she may have flinched a little with her right thigh but I could have imagined it. I wanted her to feel it so badly. When Fiona was 2 months old I remember crying because it was so sad to see her in pain and with Whitney I cried because she did not feel anything. I think that if God blesses us with another healthy child I will be happy and thankful when he or she cries.

Overall she received another positive report and for that we are very thankful. She now weighs a whooping 11 pounds and 12 ounces and is 23 inches long. This puts her in the 75th percentile in both length and weight. My many questions were answered and my mind was once again put at ease.

We have a little break again with the doctors and then we are hit hard in April. We will keep you all posted.


ljbrouwer said...

Praying for you today- allow yourself to hope.
Thankful to hear she is growing and healthly.
Much Love

Baby Arthur said...

Susan and Matt-
We love reading your updates it helps us see what we hopefully have to look forward to. We would love it if you could send us pictures of what Whitney's back looks like now. We are having some problems with our daughters and she has had her second surgery on it because it reopened last week. It is currently leaking some fluid and we were also curious if Whitney's leaked any fluid?? We really have a lot of questions for you and don't want to bombard you, but it would be so nice to talk to someone that is going through the same things. Our email address is Thank you!!
Shannon and Miranda Arthur

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

Isn't it interesting how things like that happen? (like crying when Fiona was in pain and now crying because Whitney isn't in pain) I know what you mean- The Lord never ceases to show us that He is in control of all things.
I hope and pray Whitney will feel something very soon-- and that God's glory will continue to be shown in her life and in yours. Our God can heal...even if it's just our hearts. May He grant you His peace! We love you and are praying for you as you continue this tiring journey.
Love in Christ,
Laura Wiese

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Luke just had his six month shots last weeks and we had a few rough days. Thank you for putting this into a better perspective for me. We are praying for you. We are praying that Whitney will feel her next shots and that she will continue to grow healthy.
lots of love,
on behalf of the Klompiens

Anna said...

Hi Susan,
I talked to my mom because of course I don't remember when I was 2 months old! But she said through my baby shots I slept through it all too and not because I couldn't feel it, I have feeling in my legs and feet I just didn't really care. Now if I just know you're coming with a needle I'll bowl!LOL! And even though I'll be 21 April 28 I still need a stuffed animal or a hand to hold. So, I just wanted to encourage you that Whitney just might be a sweet, care free baby! Also, I was at U of M in Pediatrics and my doctor who practically delivered me and who I was more a friend with said for some reason babies\kids with Spina Bifida just don't care when they are being poked etc. He said Spina Bifida kids have the sweetest disposition he's ever seen! So don't worry, she maybe able to feel and just doesn't care. In my life I've learned to pick my baddles. I can't win not having a needle stuck in my arm but I can fight getting tubes put up my noise and in my mouth etc.. Also, I seem to remember in one of your blog posts that she is a L3 and that it what I am too! I have spotty feeling but I don't have any spots on my body where there is 0 feeling! Anyway, hope that is encouraging! Have a great night and God Bless!

Love & Prayers,