Monday, November 30, 2009

Joshua's 1st Birthday Party (2)

Joshua's 1st Birthday Party

Joshua's 1 year update

We went to see the pediatrician on the 24th. I can't remember his head circ but got the other stats.

Weight: 21lbs 8oz
Height 29inches

We have already started Early Intervention through Babynet and now we're using the Bright Start agency. He is mostly behind in Gross Motor & Communication but we will be working on Fine Motor as well. He will be getting a Physical Therapist and possibly a Speech Therapist down the road if things don't improve soon. He's still just babbling and it really hasn't increased in the last few months. He can stand but is very wobbly and can't do it himself. He can't sit himself up either. He will take a few steps with assistance but that's it. He has had one appointment with his Early Interventionist and she is looking for a Physical Therapist for him. It's been hard to schedule the appointments though because his schedule changes so often.

He has been putting himself to sleep more and more often which is good but can really change his schedule for the day so it's hard to know when he'll nap when that happens. He is wearing mostly 12 month clothes but he hasn't grown much in length so a lot of pants in that size are too big. He can still wear 9 month clothes too. He is also still in size 3 diapers which he's been in for over 6 months now. I know any day they'll be too small so I'm not buying them more than 1 box at a time. He now has 8 teeth and I'm sure he's working on more.

His eating has greatly improved especially over the past few days. He loves pancakes, grilled cheese and pizza and over Thanksgiving weekend he ate a few new things and now also loves chicken pot pie. He doesn't like pasta though, weird since Jamie & I love it and eat it so often. I guess until he starts eating it we'll be eating it less.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Very First Birthday Joshua!

I can't believe it, really and truly how is it possible that one year ago today I was lying in a hospital bed having contractions? In less than 4 hours it will have been 1 year and Joshua will be 1 year old! Happy Very First Birthday baby boy! What an amazing year, my first year as a Mommy! It just boggles my mind so much that I can't think about it or I will cry. Tomorrow when we give him a little cake and sing maybe it will hit me harder. It was the most amazing moment of my life and then I was terrified since they took him up to the NICU. I will never forget seeing him there, so tiny and helpless. The day he came home was wonderful, it was Thanksgiving and we had so much to be thankful for! I remember being afraid; I had this tiny little life that I was now in charge of, it was amazing and terrifying all at the same time. It was weeks before I felt comfortable being alone with him. Now it's no big deal. I love you more than I can express and look forward to all the future has to bring!

Joshua's First Year Slideshow

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Yesterday was the last of Joshua's firsts for his first year; his first Halloween! We took him Trick or Treating for the first time. We started out at the Village at Sandhill but it was so crowded that we left after a little while. I am glad we went though because almost everyone that saw him thought he was adorable in his costume. So we came home and went around our neighborhood. Joshua was great the entire time! He loves being in the stroller and must have enjoyed all the sights; like watching the kids running around. Here's our little rooster!!


We FINALLY have an eater on our hands! I know most people would say just wait until he's eating real foods well I was getting tired of waiting and I'm so glad he's finally eating! It seems like it's taken forever to happen and we've been trying things out on him for months but as with everything else it goes from not happening to happening overnight. This weekend he has had: pizza, pasta, cheese, pancake and peaches. Friday night we had chinese buffet and he had peaches and cheese. Saturday night we went to CiCi's and he had pizza and pasta. This morning we went to McD's for breakfast and he had pancake. He has eaten more this weekend than ever before. So today at the store I bought him pancakes, cheese and peaches. For lunch he had cheese, peaches, lil cheese crunchies and some freeze dried apples! What a big boy I have on my hands now! I couldn't possibly be any more proud!