Thursday, March 29, 2012

So many prayers needed

I have another prayer request. Another one of our close hydro friends need your prayers. Matthew is in the hospital having breathing issues, which is preventing him to keep his oxygen level up. He is having surgery tomorrow at noon to have a tracheostomy surgery. Please pray for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

Continue to keep Elizabeth in your prayers. The doctors still do not know why she is in all this pain.

It breaks my heart what they are having to go through. And all I can ask is to keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Prayer Request

I am asking everyone to say a little prayer for one of my hydro friends. Her name is Elisabeth and had a shunt revision last week. The shunt surgery seemed to be a success but she is still in excruciating pain. The doctors are not sure where her pain is coming from. But it breaks a parents heart when you see a child in so much pain and nobody knows how to fix it. So keep Elisabeth and the family in your prayers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lost tooth, IEP, and rolling over

There is just not enough hours in the day to keep up with my blogging like I would like too. But I do my best to get a post in every now and then.

First off, Tyler lost his first tooth...literally. It had been loose for a while. You wouldn't have known it was loose by just looking into his mouth, you would only know if you wiggled it with your own fingers. So I thought we still had time before the little thing would fall out or we would need to pull it. We know he lost it sometime after supper and before bath time one evening. I went to brush his teeth and noticed a hole. I thought I may have knocked it loose when I started brushing his teeth, so I quickly did a finger swoop through his mouth, but nothing was in there. I scanned across the carpet around him and still nothing, so we took the assumption that he had swallowed his first tooth. How devastating that would be to most kids, but Tyler didn't seem to really care. But we wrote a note to the tooth fairy anyways and luckily she accepted the note in place of the tooth.

We also had Tyler's annual IEP meeting. I still can't believe Tyler will be starting 2nd grade next year. That just blows my mind. Most of his previous goals had been in place for the past couple of years and he has been making good progress towards them. They will still work on some of these goals within the classroom, they just won't be tracking them. So it was time to focus on some new areas and create all new goals. Some of the goals include:
  • Maintain standing in alignment while taking assisted steps
  • Transitioning to a sidelying to a sitting position with minimal assitance
  • Identifying body parts, focusing on head, stomach and ears (very functional when asking what hurts)
  • Identifying his name out of a field of two
  • Socializing with his peers using his communication device
  • Placing his hand over heart when class says the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Assist in feeding self

Now onto Kenna. She is starting to be a lot more active. She is purposefully playing and reaching for toys. She loves the toys that make the crinkly noises and books with mirrors. But her most exciting news is that she just rolled over from her belly to back this weekend. She's really close to rolling from her back to belly, but she hasn't quite figured out how to get her arm out once she gets to her belly. Travis says that it should count as rolling over, but I don't think it counts until she gets that arm out. I don't think it will be to much longer and she'll be rolling all over the place.

Kenna has also discovered her thunb over the past couple of weeks =)

2 hours after I posted this, what does Kenna do? She rolls from her back to belly. She is growing up too fast.

Monday, March 05, 2012

So Destructive

One of Tyler's favorite things to do is swing Kenna's swing back and forth. He always scoots his way over to the swing to play with it. Here lately he doesn't just swing it back and forth but he also likes to tip it over. Once he has accomplished that, he moves over to her bouncy seat.

Here are both the swing and bouncy seat untouched.
Here they are again after Tyler's got his hands on them.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Kenna - 4 months

4 months already! So many changes have happened in this past month. But my favorite so far is hearing more coos and her babbling. It is so sweet to hear her little voice. Another cute moment of hers is when you are dressing her; she giggles every time something goes over her head.

She loves to put her hands in her mouth now and she has also discovered her thumb. Which also leads to wet sleeves and around the collar. It may be time to bring out the bibs to catch some of that slobber =)