Thought I would share a bit of what we have been up to in January :)
This past Saturday we attended the birthday party of Jeremiah's Nurse's son Cristian! It was at a local party place here called Jumpin Jupiter. They boys have been here before for just fun on half price day but never for a party. I am glad we went, they had fun but to me it was not run well at all and nowhere near worth what was charged and for a supposed stress free party it was not that at all. My nurse is calling in to complain today. I felt so bad when the teen running the party cut and passed out cake without letting them light the candle or sing to Cristian :( just one of the many things not done the way they advertised. Anyway if you are local and would like more details please email me and I will share.
Jeremiah had fun too with all the laughter and joy of the other children and we did hold him up and let him jump in his way and also laid him down and bounced him a few times on the outer part of one of the jumpies. We worked on sitting and rolling on the paadded floor :) He just seems to love to moved in ways that he could if he was able to take off like a typical baby.
Noah will be having 2 surgeries this coming friday morning (Feb 3) for his ears and tongue. Once all that is healed up he will have some more testing done and be fitted for his hearing aids.
He had is CT scan done this past week and I was sooo proud of my sweet Panda Boy! He was scared but did not throw a fit, he was still when we told him too and did an amazing job!!! I can see so many ways he is growing up! In other ways he seems to be more babyish than he was even when I brought him home and want more comfort and rocking and loving in ways he never wanted them before. I am trying to follow his lead and meet his needs in anyway I can and not think so much about his age.
This past Sunday at Church during Children's worship they all prayed over Noah for his hearing and upcoming surgeries! A friend took that picture for me and it so blessed my heart! She also took the one on the bottom right of Noah praying over my friend Ronie during worship! He has such a caring heart and he loves Ronie soooo much! They have the sweetest relationship :) She is a mamma of 4 boys so it is great having her in our life. The top right is Noah at a birthday party this month for my friend Summer's little girl Ava. Noah was so sweet and was stroking her hair as we sang Happy Birthday! I just love his little heart for people!
Speaking of Noah's little heart! He is such an amazing big brother! Got these cute pics one day while waiting for the doctor to come in when both boys were needing to see her! :)
Sometimes Noah is so cooperative with saying cheese and giving me a good smile! Other days he will almost cry to avoid giving me a sweet picture!
Here are some shots this past Sunday Morning of Noah :) He was in such a good mood and was dancing away to the Donut Man DVD that we had on at one point! :) He has a very favorite epidode that he asks to watch over and over and over and over and over and I could go on again! lol If you kids do Donut Man the episode he likes is Paul in a Basket which is like a special. He loves them all but that one is his all time favorite! He loves the song Faith , Hope, Love the best :)
Here are a few good shots of my sweet frogie boy! :) He is doing miraculously well as of late! It is funny to me but about the time some folks seem to give up on him, he seems to have a spurt of doing amazing and showing us a thing or two! LOL He is standing in his stander every day and doing really well with that. Sometimes for over an hour at a time. He is responding soo well to therapy and has so blessed my heart! He is starting to sit up a bit more lately and he is rolling from time to time. Eating is still an issue but he is eating some by mouth so we are prayerful he will resume like he was awhile back.
Here are some cute shots of the babies in the tub playing! :) Jeremiah is getting harder and harder to get in and out of the tub between his high tone and being so slippery and not able to help me at all! LOL
Jeremiah had a swallow study done at the hospital the same morning that Noah had his CT scan. It did not go as well as we hoped party because the test had to be delayed because someone dropped the ball and forgot to schedule one of the people that had to be there for this to be done. By the time they finally did the test he was asleep and we kept having to wake him up so he was drowsy and so was not as interested in eating or swallowing.
Another big thing this month was a visit from my friend Charlotte! She has lost over 230 using weight watchers and working out and has been cheering me on and encouraging me. It was so sweet of her to come down here just to meet me and encourage me and bless our family with a meal out and swimming and hanging out at her hotel! As you can see from the collage a fun time was had by all! :) If you are interested in following my journey to a better me please check out my blog and see how things are going and hear about my amazing fitness center and just be a cheerleader for me! I NEED all the friends and support I can get!!! :)
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