Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!! My sweet little dinosaur did such a great job! We went this afternoon and visited our good friend, Teagan, in the hospital and then went to trick-or-treat at the NICU. There were so many wonderful nurses that came out to see Jack in his costume. Then we stopped by a few friend's houses to visit and Jack did great for the most part. At our last stop he fell asleep in daddy's lap. The most peaceful dinosaur I've ever seen!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Long Overdue

We have such a busy life the past 6 weeks. There has been so much going on. First of all Jack has been relatively healthy. We went through a period where Jack had horrible diahhrea caused by antibiotics. It went on for weeks and Jack ended up losing 3 pounds. We found out that the antibiotic destroyed his intestines. It caused a permanant lactose intolerance which has put a bump in the Blenderized diet. He's now back to a full BD using Lactaid instead of milk and we have found some creative calorie boosters. He has gained 1 pound back and is still gaining.

We have had many doctors appointments and have been traveling to and from Rochester and Syracuse a lot. Sometimes I feel like I live in my car. I guess it's good that I love driving it!

Jack has done so many new things in the last few months. He began and continues to walk which is a HUGE accomplishment! He is now really interested in food. He literally will attack anyone that has food. He also sees Philip and I sitting at the table and he wants to be right there with us tasting the meal. He gets frustrated because he wants to use the same forks that Philip and I do. We just can't believe how far he has come with his eating. He still hasn't learned to swallow food but he's getting really brave in the types and textures of food he's trying. He is also addicted to Blue's Clues. He wakes up every morning and all he wants to do is watch an episode while eating his breakfast. I've bought him a Blue's Clues book on Amazon and I can't wait for it to get here!

We have some big news in our family. Jack is going to become a big brother in May. Things are going well in the pregnancy. We've got the normal pregnancy stuff and I'm already showing. We are very excited to have a new baby on the way!

Here are some pictures from this summer and fall.