Ok, so I said I wasn't going to buy one, but I broke down today and purchased this at ToysRUs. I am hoping it will help Mac out with his balance so maybe he can start at least trying to sit up for a few seconds. As of right now, if we let go of him, he falls. He seems to like it, at least for a few minutes. I am sure he will grow to love it after he gets us to it. I love the support it gives him. He is still learning how to hold his head up...that is coming along. He does still get tired while holding it up. We had him evaluated this week to see if he qualifies for some physical or occupational therapy due to his developmental delays. We should find out sometime this week how all the testing turned out. Pray for us that we can get some of these services.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This is Emma giving Mac lovings before the first day of school. Emma started to Mrs. Curtis's on Monday, and Mac started to First Step. This is due to the fact that Mac's babysitter unexpectedly quit on us, and didn't even bother to call and tell us. On the days that Randall works, Emma and I take Mac to Grammy's house. She feeds him breakfast and gets him ready, then takes him to daycare. They don't open the nursery until 7:45, so Grammy is a real lifesaver. I then take Emma to Mrs. Curtis's so I can go take care of the "big kids."
Last Saturday, we decided to take a little road trip to end the summer. We first went up through Batesville and made a stop at Mark Martin Ford. We went through the museum and Mac had his picture made beside a couple of the NASCAR racers that Mark has driven. We then made our way up to Mt. View. We went around the square, then Mac got to put his feet in the creek for the first time. We enjoyed dinner, then went back to the square for some music. Both of the kids seem to really enjoy themselves. Randall and I did, too.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Randall took Mac to see Dr. Luy today for his 6 month check-up and shots. She said he is doing great, exactly what a 4 months old (his corrected age) should be doing. He weighed 14 pounds, 12 ounces, and is 25 1/2 inches long. She did take him off his Reglan (for acid reflux). We had to take him to the hospital to get some blood drawn to see if we can take him off the iron. I am glad that Emma had to suddenly go to the bathroom when we got there so I wasn't in the room while they drew blood. They had to stick Mac twice, and they blew the vein in his arm. My poor baby!! Dr. Luy did give Randall a little exercise for us to do a couple of times daily so he can learn to balance. We are in the process of getting him evaluated to see if he will qualify for some other services such as physical and occupational therapy. Hopefully that will work out!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
We had another playdate yesterday. This time it was at our house. While the older kids were enjoying running around and playing with all the toys, Mac and Anna Grace (almost 2 months old) enjoyed laying in the floor and lapping up the attention of all the mommies. They seemed to really like each other. At one point in time, they were holding hands. Aren't they cute together?
Friday, August 10, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
From a 2 pound, 8 ounce, 29 weeker, to a 16 pound healthy 6 month old. It's so hard to believe. You are growing so fast, and you are such a healthy boy. You are starting to do things that most 3 month old babies do, so if we use your corrected age of 3 months, you are right on track. You are rolling over from your stomach to your back, constantly babbling about something, and putting everything into your mouth. You sleep through the night, and are cutting 2 teeth. You eat cereal once a day. You are starting to try to sit up. You raise up when you are in your car seat or your swing. I can't beleive all of this is happening so fast. It seems like just yesterday I was in the hospital at Little Rock on a Saturday morning when Dr. Henry came in and said, "We have to do this c-section NOW!" I was so worried about how you would fair, but you did great. You entered this world as a healthy, bouncing baby boy who was a little, ok, a lot, on the small side. You are definitely one of God's little miracles. Mommy loves you!!