Happy Second 1st Birthday!

One year ago today was the boys’ due date. Hard to believe! It’s also the one-year anniversary of Sam’s initial shunt surgery.

These two little boys continue to amaze me every day. I wake up feeling grateful that I am blessed enough to be their mom. While it is a lot of work, the good outweighs the bad 110% of the time.

As adjusted-one-year-olds, they are doing the following:

Jack:

  • Crawling.
  • Standing on his own for a few seconds at a time.
  • Eating everything. Everything.
  • I take that back. He still doesn’t really like fruit. Bananas are the only consistent fruit he will eat.
  • Babbles, but still no words. Which is starting to frustrate him to no end! We’re still working on Baby Sign Language, but that usually pisses him off more when I make these weird gestures.
  • Is starting to really test everyone. Sam, Adam, me, Mya, grandparents…. He pulls Sam’s hair about 100 times a day, throws his cup and food to the floor, and stands at the baby gate screaming at the top of his lungs trying to get at Mya’s food and water bowl.

Sam:

  • Pushing backwards (sort of a crawl).
  • Says “mama” and “ba”–our PT is sure he’s saying ball, but I had to break it to her that he says “ba” to balls, the floor, stuffed animals… you get the idea. So he pretty much only says “mama.” Which I guess I’m okay with 😉
  • Loves to stand! He can’t stand on his own, but will brace himself against the couch or a PT ball and just talk and smile incessantly.
  • Is eating so well!!! Hardly any vomiting. It’s amazing what lowering the amount of food he intakes has done for him.
  • Is a total people pleaser… He smiles all the time, “talks” to everyone (all the time), and gives hugs.
  • Stubborn… as stubborn as his mama.

One day I will stop referring to them as “adjusted.” Promise. 🙂

Brothers
Sam
Jack

One Comment Add yours

  1. Paulette Hanson says:

    They are so awesome Trisha. I hope they keep up the good work. Nice to see them grow as we no longer work together.

    Paulette

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