Wednesday, April 30, 2008

An update on the youngest of the crew

He is teething again..... can you tell???

I took this picture yesterday just to show that we finally had a warm enough day for shorts.
Now an update on our littlest one. There is always something going on with him. I sometimes wonder where all my time goes... and I think he gets more of it than I realize!!!
Josh had his ear surgery on the 31st of march. He has had some problems and another ear infection since then, but I think we have finally got it under control. He is now on Zyrtec for allergies and the problems seemed to have been solved for now. We are starting a whole new feeding program with him tomorrow when his Occupational Therapist comes back. He has so many food allergies: milk, eggs, peaches, apricots and strawberries. And that is so far. But he is not self feeding or anything yet. So we are going to get that going and start teaching him to put objects in his mouth. He doesn't really do the hand/mouth thing either. Right now we are also on ready-made soy formula and his therapist thinks we can get him back on powdered. We aren't even looking at weaning him off the bottle and formula for a few months, even though he is 11 months tomorrow. We also started him back on some prevacid for reflux and some other meds for constipation. We aren't going to get anywhere until we get the digestive/reflux problems solved.
So that's the latest on that. But the flip side is his physical therapy is going excellent. He is crawling very well, transitioning from sitting to crawling and back again perfectly. Just a couple days ago he started to figure out that he can pull up to things. He hasn't done it alone yet, but he is showing interest. He is also babbling a little now. Since his ears are clear he can ear and balance much better and things have taken off.
He is still such an laid back, easy going baby. He is such a joy and has been a real trooper through all he has been struggling with. I do wish life was easier for him and I hope that it does get better. I can't believe his is a year next month!

Our new floors!!!!!!!!!

This is what we spent a week doing lately! We had carpet everywhere in our house and we finally got some wood down! Thanks to a friends of ours (THANK YOU! Alison and Thomas!!!) We were able to afford to get this done now instead of waiting.
This is the back of our big family/living room where our table and back door are.
This is our kitchen area, I so wish I had before and after pictures!

This is the bar area where the kids eat. As you can tell with Josh now crawling... all sorts of foods he is allergic to on our floor was not a good thing. I am soooo happy about this! My vacuuming time has been cut by 3/4 now! It's so easy to clean up after meals!!
So thank you to everyone who helped us.... Ron, Brian... Alison and Thomas, we could not have done it without some help!!!

Trevor's 6th Birthday (a little late)

Here is Trevor with his Castle cake I made. He was very insistant he needed it, even though he never ate any.

Trevor and Jordan actually both looking and smiling at the camera..... it's priceless!!
Trevor's birthday was fun, we had his party ahead of time the sunday before since it worked better with everyone's schedules. But he turned 6 on April 9th! It is hard to believe he is that old already. I remember when we brought him home from the hospital........ ahhh.... those were the days.
Just a quick update on him.
He is doing well in school, his last day will be May 23rd. He is learning to read and it's been so fun to see how far he has come this school year. This summer will be a challenge to make sure he doesn't regress, but with some daily work I think he will be fine.