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