Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


TOO Much Turkey!


Me and the fam on Thanksgiving . . . we have a lot to be thankful for . . . Life, Health, Family, Friends, Faith, and of course, mash potatoes. :)
We are overwhelmed with gratitude. Thank you all for being a part of our journey.

We are also thankful for laughter . . .

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Papa, your laughter is contagious!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy!

I love you daddy - for sooo many reasons . . . the way you make me laugh (even if it means personal injury to you), how you work so hard to take care of mommy and me, the way you lay next to me and rub my head to help me go to sleep, the way you lay your hand on me each night and pray for me before you go to bed, when we watch football together, cuddling on the couch, and the way you spring out of bed the moment you hear my little cry, no matter what time of night it is. You are the best daddy a kid could hope for and I hope this birthday is your best yet!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Had a laugh today?

My daddy cracks me up!
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Developmental update: Good news - the doc says I am on track for a 6 month old (ie: starting to sit on my own, babbling, passing toys from one hand to the other, picking up small objects). They will continue to adjust my age back three months until I am two years old. So, I guess I get to turn two and jump ahead three months in life . . . a time travel of sorts. Should be interesting . . . I'll have to keep you posted on that.
One small concern was that I still am not gaining weight very fast. I am in the lowest 5% for 6 month olds and I keep hovering at 14lbs. I have a Doctor's visit next week, so hopefully they can help us figure out how to get the pounds on me. I also have lots of shots next week (Yuck!) including a shot to prevent me from getting RSV (basically the flu x10, and bad news for preemies who have had lungs issues). But, after that I should be all set for a while. I just have to go back in to the Developmental specialist in 6 months for another assessment. We are so thankful that with everything that could be wrong, the biggest thing we have to worry about is my weight. Praise God for his continued protection and for all the prayers and love from all of you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mommy's Little Pumpkin




Hope you had a good Halloween!













I've got a big week ahead . . . I go to Children's Hospital on Tuesday for a 6 month Developmental Screening to see if I am on pace with my 6-month adjusted age (basically they want to see how I am doing with all the milestones as if I was born on my due date).

I think I am doing pretty good . . . see I am already learning how to sit up by myself:

This is me moments before falling over :) - Don't worry - my mom caught me!


Then on Thursday a nurse comes out here to see us for our 6 month (since I have been home) check-up. BTW - did I tell you my eyes are all good! I don't have to go back to the eye doc for a whole year!



















My dad is pretty proud - we even had a Lion King moment:



















My Uncle B is pretty proud too!




















I love my new high chair and my girl Nicole!