Friday, May 4, 2012

Keep on, Keepin' On!

This post may be a little bit obnoxious, but you're just getting so big, Jayce! You can do so much too. We have been having so much fun with you so I just had to share some great pictures.

Here you are chilling out on the counter (away from your brother a bit, who inevitably pulls up a chair to be right next to you).

We're even hearing a few giggles and LOTS of talking to yourself!
I just love that HUGE smiley face!
I can't believe that I ever thought you may never smile at me. It absolutely makes my day. I'm bursting with delight whenever I see it (get use to it... I'll be feeling this way EVERYTIME you do something new that we weren't sure you'd do!)

Your silly brother. You love him, but always want to make sure you've got one eye on him.

Ooooh, those two big dimples.
 You've been digging your Tummy Time lately too. Last Wednesday, while Grandma was visiting you decided to roll over! Yep, 9 weeks old and already rolling over. Well, not rolling over... "rolled over", as in once. I'm not sure you realized you even did it, but you've been trying to figure out how it happened ever since. I think you're trying to prove me wrong already. Like, relax Mom, I'm just fine. I can do everything a regular kid can do!
Last week, we had MANY appointments. You visited your doctor for your 2 month check-up. You weighed over 9 pounds, had two yucky shots (and a blood draw), and showed Dr. Skladzien everything you could do.

We were visited by the Birth To 3 program where you were given a brief evaluation testing your fine motor, gross motor, and communication skills. You scored perfectly! You're doing everything a 2 month old should be. No developmental delays yet! At this time, you will not be receiving any OT or PT, but your Speech Pathologist is coming to do some more tests next week. It'll be interesting to see how a Speech Therapist works with a 2 month old...

You were circumcised (finally). Yuck!

You also had your first MRI (horrible for a Mommy to watch). We met with the Neuro Surgeon who has been watching you closely to make sure that your brain bleed did not turn into hydrocephalus, which can cause pressure on the brain. The doctor walked in last Thursday, sat down and said, "he's normal, you can go home now". Just like that. What?!? I've been freaking out about this for two months and you tell me this?!? Yep. "He's fine". Of course, I had some questions (even though your Dad wanted to run ~ if a neuro surgeon tells you your child is fine, you leave... NO QUESTIONS, I guess). We'll visit him again when you're 6 months old, but he doesn't think we ever need to do another MRI. He's really not worried about you. This is GOOD! That's all I'm going to write. I'm trying to be less worried about things... we've have no crystal ball, but you continue to get great reports and continue to AMAZE us!

Knock on wood, but I think you may just be OK, Jayce. It's the first time since you've been born that I'm actually letting myself believe this. With everything they prepared us for back in February, it was hard to imagine a growing, happy baby. We just weren't sure what would be. Now that time is passing (still rather slowly, if you ask me) I'm starting to see you as "normal". I don't like to use that word, but all Moms know what I mean by "normal".  Of course, there's the hearing, which reminds us that you really were/are fighting a virus, but gosh, maybe this really will be it. OK, I'm going to stop saying that because I'm already getting nervous that I may be jinxing myself. Yep, I'm still a bit of a wreck.

In other fun news, here's your brother, rocking his Off Road Racer T-shirt.

AND... his pink toes.
How could I resist when your brother says, "oooh, nice Momma. Me please?"


  1. Glad to hear Jayce is doing so good!! It was nice to finally get to see you guys last weekend! As far as Wilby's toenails, the pink is awesome, and by the way, Jayden gets his painted on occasion too!! I guess that's what happens when they spend so much time with their pretty mommys!!
    Love to all!

  2. Dear Jayce,
    Lana, Ryan, Lily, Ella and Molly are really happy to hear that you are doing so well! We think about you all the time and love seeing the pictures of you and Wil. Even Ella is asking when you will come to play.

    Dear Wil,
    Molly loves your toenail polish and asked when she can get her toes pink! Lily is looking forward to a rematch. She thinks she can handle you now. Summer is just around the corner and we hope to see you soon.

    Miss you!
    Hugs and love,
    The Finnegans