Sunday, November 26, 2006

Long Time No Write

Well, hopefully everyone is still reading the blog even though I've taken almost a month off from updates :) A lot has happened so I'll try to cover it all without going on and on. Most of the reason that I have been absent is because of my worry about Adam. Since the end of October, I've been concerned on and off that he hasn't been acting like himself. There was about a week there where he was quiet and a little zoned, and then has come back to be more of our little smiler recently. The pediatricians have looked at him a couple times, done blood work, and determined that he must have had a virus.
He still has a rash right now that they think is part of a virus as well. I hope that is it and I won't have to continue to worry, at least at this level, for much longer. His gross motor and vocalization have both really taken off in the last month.
He is crawling all over the place now and prefers to stand holding on to whatever is the right level. He can't pull himself up to stand yet, but I'm sure that will come soon. It looks like he's decided to make up some lost time. The only place he hasn't made up any time is in the weight category. He was throwing up like a madman there for about a week, so we've stayed steady at 19 pounds 5 ounces. There was a 7 week baby in the pediatricians office today who weighed 14 pounds. Are you kidding me???? Anyway, to sum it all up, I'm still pretty concerned about him, even though my fabulous husband and brother-in-law who I've mentioned before both think he looks fine. I'll keep you posted.
Eleanor is talking quite a bit and I am hoping that she will be saying "mama" and "dada" and meaning it soon. She is a proficient crawler and likes to take the most difficult path to wherever she is going for the obstacle course effect. She can do circles around the house now, and pulls up on every piece of furniture avaliable. I have to watch her like a hawk because hardwood floors can be slippery. We've had to do another round of babyproofing just to make sure little fingers can't reach all of the wires with the XBox, etc.
We didn't do any Christmas decorating this weekend like we should have, so it looks like we'll be doing a little bit here and there. I can't help but love Christmas's a great time to be thankful for my perfect little ones and their health. I know during our time in the NICU there were so many people out there who prayed for us and for Adam and Eleanor that we couldn't help but feel the overwhelming sense of love. For those of you who prayed for us who are reading this now, I have a request. Could you please pray for a my best friend's sister's little girl...She is only 4 years old and has been to the oncologist and it looks like she has some kind of cancer. They will be starting chemotherapy soon. I can't understand how such awful things can happen to such sweet innocent children. Please, please keep Madison in your thoughts and prayers--it looks like we're asking for another miracle.


Kim said...

I will definitely keep Madison in my prayers--I can't imagine the horror her family must feel.

And I'll be praying for Adam too, and hoping this virus clears up soon so that you can go back to just the low-level reflux worry rather than this high-anxiety you have been living with for the past few weeks.

Sounds like both kids are really taking off--literally and figuratively! Good luck with that babyproofing... it's an ongoing job, isn't it? Today, while I was making breakfast, J&A handed me a (shredded) verizon installation packet and cd. Oooops!

The Hills said...

Oh, it is so good to see you back online!! I have checked daily! I am glad to hear that Adam is doing better. Those two need to teach my little one to crawl!

I will be sending my thoughts Madison's way. I can't imagine the anxiety her parents are going through.

Take care and get to decorating! Isn't it nice to be home to enjoy the decorations this year?


Michelle said...

So glad to see a new update! The babies seem to be doing great. I hope whatever was going on with Adam is over, and the worrying can end.

Our girls have become much more mobile recently as well. It's been CRAZY! I love it, but it's busy. They are no longer contect being in their baby chairs. They want to move!

I'll be praying for Madison, and her family. I can't imagine being in that place, and the fear her parent's must be feeling.

liz.mccarthy said...

Oh my, I haven't checked in for quite some time!! They have gotten so big! I'm sorry you have been having some scares with Adam. I'll pray for Madison....Liz