Tonight while we were out to dinner I got to thinking about how in the midst of all we are going through with Joshua it's the little things that keep me going. He was in the high chair looking down at the floor (something he does often, no idea why) and I called his name and he looked up at me beaming the biggest smile, the kind that melts your heart. I thought about how that is enough and how much I love him.
In less than two months time he has gone from not eating table food at all to eating anything and everything we put in front of him and I couldn't be happier about it! Tonight at dinner we ordered him his very first kid's meal off the menu and he ate most of it along with some of our food. He had most of a hot dog which Jamie performed surgery on to take the skin off so we didn't have to worry about him choking, green beans, carrots, steak fries, a roll, prime rib, and ribs. He has a wonderful appetite!
I am also very happy about his sleeping. He has always been a good sleeper but now that I am able to put him down in his crib to sleep for naps and bedtime it is even better. He talks for a little while and may cry but rarely. He is sleeping 12 hours at night, usually 7-7 and if he does wake up early in the morning he goes back to sleep on his own. He also is taking one short and one long nap per day, some days he even takes a short nap in the late afternoon. So he averages 15 hours of sleep per 24 hours, he loves to sleep!