…and it seems like a lifetime already! Mia is thriving and has put on over 2lb since she was born, she is now hovering somewhere around the 6lb mark. She’s starting to hold her head up and thrilling us daily with the beginnings of smiles. Last week, for the first time, she was big enough to wear a little dress rather than the preemi sleep-suits she’s been in up until now.

Mia's first dress

Every day at the moment feels like new and thrilling territory. Today Mia had her first vaccinations and later this month we are embarking on our first holiday as a family, which is very exciting for all of us. A month or so ago she passed her ‘car seat challenge’ and loves being out and about with mum in the car, especially since we fitted sun shades to keep the glare off her face and a head-rest mirror for her to see us up front from her rear facing seat in the back. Vicki is taking her to all sorts of mother and baby groups and both she and Mia have had to get used to being the centre of attention wherever they go.

Mia Sleeping

Feeding too, is going well. We’ve had the NG tube out for over a month and Mia is taking ~500ml of expressed breast milk by bottle each day, with one formula feed in the evening – mainly to get her used to the taste for when we make that transition. Maybe worth mentioning, the only teats we’ve had any success with have been NUK latex ones. They were recommend to us by the midwives in the Special Care baby Unit and are orthodontically shaped to closely mimic the breastfeeding process. All I know is that they have worked really well for Mia where others haven’t, so definitely worth a try if your little one is struggling with the more conventional teats.

Mia & Ross


9 Responses to 11 weeks on…

  1. Kristy says:

    It’s wonderful to hear how well Mia is doing! She is simply adorable and I love reading about all of her progress and growth. Keep the updates coming. πŸ™‚

  2. KevinO says:

    Ross- wow Mia is doing so well. 500ml is huge for her. I don’t think that Kendall took this amount until she was 6 months! Keep up the good news.

  3. Shannon says:

    Yea Mia! Keep it up! And she is such a cute girlie! πŸ™‚ It was always exciting when Emma could finally fit into the next size clothes! πŸ™‚

  4. Heather says:

    Great news! It’s wonderful to hear how well she is doing. Enjoy your family holiday and continue to keep us updated.

  5. crivera75 says:

    Wow! Ross she is doing awesome! What a beautiful and precious baby!

  6. Mihaela says:

    Awww, Mia is beautilful! Little doll, she is doing great!! Keep the good updates coming!

  7. Laurie says:

    What a beautiful little girl~ She looks like a perfect doll! I am impressed with her weight gain, too; Two lbs in such a short time is amazing!!

  8. Shirley Bidnick says:

    The photo’s of Mia didn’t come up for me. The message was invalid URL. Your words are worth a million pictures. There is nothing better than a positive report. Mia is a winner at 11 weeks. Out and about! I’m in awe.

  9. Ross says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Shirley. Not sure what had gone awry with the image links – fixed now. πŸ™‚

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