Today we began our new schedule of many, regular doctor visits. We will continue to see specialists at the University of Maryland to follow up on Juliana’s health. Today we met with her opthamologist, Dr. Soni. He checked her eyes for any residual ROP and found that she is 100% cleared! This is such a blessing! Although he told us 2 weeks ago that her eyes looked good, he still wanted to follow up to be sure. He wants to see her in a few months to check for nearsightedness, a common outcome for ROP babies.

Upcoming appointments include another pediatrician visit here in Hagerstown, and then back to Baltimore for a surgical follow-up, orthopedic follow-up, and NICU follow-up. We will also be receiving home health care nurses and physical therapists regularly to make sure that Juliana is progressing as she should with her growth. So far, she is a superstar (as already noted).

We continue to be thrilled with our home experience: we love bathing her, feeding her, and snuggling with her all day long. We are blessed to be warm and cozy and together.

Juliana received her first Valentine’s Day rose (from Grandpa and Grandma Minner), and she is slowly being introduced to many new sights and smells here at home.


18 thoughts on “02/15/10

  1. Welcome Home! I’m so glad that you are enjoying your time together. Juliana is absolutely adorable and must be loving her 24/7 attention from the 2 of you. You’re still in our prayers as you continue to adjust to life on the homefront. Cherish these snuggle times before you have to go running after her!

  2. Juliana is an amazing baby girl who was blessed with amazing parents. I’m glad that she is doing soo well and that you three are home, comfortable and happy 🙂 Happy late Valentines!!

  3. Happy Valentine’s Day you three! I am so happy for you guys – cherish this time, it goes by so quickly.

  4. I say a prayer of thankfulness for you guys every time I go play for the Highlanders and choir. She’s adorable.

  5. What a little doll. Love those little fingers and the dark eyes. I still think she looks like Megan.

  6. That’s great news!!! I have no doubt that you are loving her snuggles and just the downtime without the chaos of the NICU. Isn’t it the most wonderful thing?


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