Happy Birthday to Maelee Jaye!
It's hard to believe that we are already one year from the miraculous, unexpected surprise birth of our daughter twelve weeks early. Her story will never get old, but she's quickly progressing and growing up.
Our last update was three months ago and she has improved in so many areas in the last three months. We currently have a baby girl that's crawling — a cute, uncoordinated scooting crawl. She's also eating in a high chair at the table with us, the same food that we are eating. Our baby is almost finished with her first round of swim lessons! And, just this week, she started really copying our verbal cues,s including saying dada.
Maelee was born one year ago today a tiny, perfect 1 lb, 14 oz, and 13.5 inches long. Today she's 16 lbs, 2 oz, and approx 26 inches long. We almost daily think back to our four plus months in The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis NICU. We've recently been able to support another couple that is currently in the NICU, and because of that visit we've seen a few of our nurses. Maelee will never be a stranger at that place and we love that!
Lots of new photos and below is a simple video!
Happy Birthday, baby girl! You've changed our lives forever!