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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2-Months Old

Wow, boy how time is flying. You are 2-months old today. In such a short time you have learned...

* To hold your head up pretty steadily.
* Bare weight on your legs.
*Recognize mommy and daddy.
*You have found your hands so that you can suck your thumbs. (Oh No another thumb sucker. It must be a genetic trait.)
*Turn your head towards a sound.
*You smiled for the first time at almost 7 weeks.
*You have started cooing, which is sooo cute. I so enjoy carrying on a conversation with you.
*You sleep 6-7 hours at night. We put you to bed around 9pm and you will sleep until 3am - 4am.
*You are taking 4 1/2oz of breast milk every 2-3 hours.

Your favorite thing is cuddling with Mommy. I can't get more than 6 feet away from you, because once you notice that I'm no longer close you start crying. (Thank Goodness for infant carriers!) You also enjoy bath time followed by a massage.

You hate sitting in your bouncy seat. Wait, you HATE sitting in general! You had much rather be held upright on someones shoulder, especially Mommy's. You also hate laying on your back.

Everytime you start crying Emily runs if we are immediately available to calm you and announces that you need a diaper change or to be fed. Timmy is a typical 6 year old older brother. When you start crying, Timmy starts laughing. Zach, well he had much rather for you NOT to cry. So he will pick you up and try to calm you, at least until you spit up on him!, LOL! then he is ready to put you down.

In such a short time you have brought much joy to our lives. And you turn the heads of everyone you meet. You have such a sweet nature as long as your needs are meet on YOUR schedule and ON TIME.

Oh and it is ok if others lovingly tease you about loosing your hair. Mommy loves your bald head.

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