Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Small Victories!

I AM committed to making a consistent schedule in posting updates about Caleb. Every single milestone I want to celebrate and give God the glory He deserves. We just got back from California and Caleb was an amazing traveller. He slept all 4 flights to and from California. We went prepared for the worst.... we had toys, pacifiers, chew beads, teething gel, ear plugs, music, and anything else we could think to help sooth him incase it was not a good flight, but I guess our prayers were answered and there was nothing to worry about. However once we got there Caleb's sleeping schedule was less than stellar the 1st night. He woke up several times throughout the 1st night, but finally he settled into a great routine of sleeping 12 hours each night during our visit. My mom was very kind by inviting our family and friends over to meet Caleb and it was a little weird no seeing our son for the entire day as people were visiting with him. Many of you know that Caleb has been teething for the last few months and we have been anxiously awaiting for any indication of his 1st tooth popping through.....well on Saturday, July 16th I saw the tiny tooth breaking the surface of his gums making it's way through Caleb's glistening saliva. Just to be sure I stuck my finger to touch it and sure enough I felt the hard ridge. I was so happy, yet confused because there was no swelling or redness to his gums. Anyway I guess that could be a trend since there wasn't any indication that our little micropreemie would come so early too. Caleb has been doing very well on his solid foods and we have been slowing increasing how much he is eating. I think one of the most difficult parts about being a parent is that there is no set of instructions on how to do things because each baby is so different. We have found what works best is giving Caleb solids in between his bottles and since that has helped us put him on a schedule we are happy. As the year is inching closer to his birthday again I am so thankful for all the nurses and doctors who have made it possible to have our son with us. Thanks for checking in with us!
Be Blessed....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Caleb Update

Hi !!!

I am so sorry for such a delay in posting updates. Thing have been pretty hectic since the last time I posted and a lot of great changes have happened.

First I want to give you all of Caleb's Stats.

He is 9 months old
weight : 18 pounds (10th %)
height: 26 inches long

He is eating solid foods now and has tried butternut squash, carrots green beans and bananas. He rolls over when he wants to from his tummy to his back. He has discovered his toes and his ears recently and enjoys touching them both. Caleb is such a happy baby and smile all the time and makes a lot of noise. He just became aware of an "outside" voice and enjoys practicing it very much.

The EYE doctor said that she was very happy with how his eyes have been progressing and said that if all continues to go as it has been then she would only see us ONE more time..... please keep those prayer coming. We were so excited about that new the other day.

The EAR doctor said that he has no doubt that Caleb hears just fine and does not think that he has any hearing loss. WOO HOOO!!! They asked us to come back in September for a final screening and after that we shouldn't have to go back!

The Pulmonologist (LUNG) discontinued Caleb's APNEA machine TODAY!!!! That is a huge milestone we just passed. We are so very thankful GOd has given Caleb such a string body that has really been working well together. The doctor just made it very clear we need to stay away from anyone who is sick...... Caleb is still at rick for RSV or any other kinds of respiratory illnesses.

Caleb has also been continuing his therapy and we were just encouraged to take him to the pool to help his little athletic body loosen up a bit, so I'm sure one it stops raining we will surely take advantage of that recommendation.

I know Caleb has been drooling a lot more for that last couple of months and that is a sure sure sign of teeth to come, but he hasn't had any other indicators until 4th of July. Caleb woke up just after midnight had a low fever and was a little fussy. Why is it that fever always come at night?..... Nonetheless it went away during the day and then came back and then went away...... and then again in the middle of the night he woke up again.. so for the last few days Mommy and daddy have been tired all over again trying to comfort our little growing boy.
So as you can tell we are well on our way to no longer having multiple visits to the specialists office. Each day I see Caleb become more and more adjusted to what his peers are doing and there is nothing better than knowing what an awesome and amazing GOD we serve. Tune in next time for more pictures..... and thanks for praying for our family!