So, let’s say you were expecting a baby you just weren’t expecting a preemie baby or a baby who would need to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit or NICU. But here you are so, now what? Well, I’ve been there, so I have compiled the sum of my firsthand experience, research, and observations […]
My winter break is nearly over, but I have some more pictures of Jack to share. He’ll be four this spring, and he wants to go to Monster Jam again, and he has asked me for a camera so that he can take pictures. I think he’ll get both.
Lately, when Jack wakes up instead of heading straight for the T.V. he will head over to his school area and start playing. He likes to pretend he’s painting classic paintings. But he also does a little coloring of his own. He also likes playing and pretending to play his daddy’s melodica. Pretending, using his […]
Ok, we’ve been “officially” potty train Jack for a full week now. He’s in undies all day long, except for nap time and bedtime. He’s yet to poop in the potty, only pee so far. He doesn’t like admitting when he has to pee and he’s had a few accidents. Typically he poops at nap time […]
He was perfectly fine in the waiting area with all of the toys, but when it came time for the check up, he was having none of it. We could hardly weigh and measure him; he didn’t want the doctor near him. He was completely non-compliant and wouldn’t talk to the doctor, wouldn’t look at […]
Today is the one-year anniversary of Jacks homecoming. On this day, last year after 65 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, Jack came home with us. My husband and I had everything we needed, but we were in no way prepared, but that didn’t matter. Jack was home. He was all ours. We didn’t […]
He came flying out of me (The doctor told me to push, then she told me to stop pushing, but I couldn’t stop.) She caught him in mid air! True story.
I just thought you should know. 🙂 <3
Jack, with the help of his Grammy, learned how to clap his hands! He’s been clapping hands the past few days now, but today he really got it down. This afternoon, Jack went from crawling, to sitting, all by himself! BOOM! He did it twice, in the span of 15 minutes, like it was no […]
Baby boy is crawling all over the place, like it’s no big deal. IT IS a big deal though, a very big deal. Jack is a friggin miracle child. When Jack was born, he weighed less than my mailman’s Yorkshire terrier. AMAZING
Today, Jack ate his first serving of meat! He ate a chicken, and apples purée with lunch, and dinner! I’m weirdly excited about this. I tried giving him this same purée about a month and a half ago, and he was not interested. He totally gaged on it then, but not today! Jack has also […]
Jack had his first NICU follow up appointment today. I knew that they would be evaluating him based on his adjusted age of six months, and I knew that he would knock their socks off. Which he did! They were very impressed. They had no concerns. He’s in the 98th percentile on everything. He didn’t […]