Brady on Christmas Eve with the big monkey and baby monkey his brother picked out for him, money graciously donated from his Aunt Doris. :)
Hey there, Crazyville is back. First, a few notes:
~ Brady weighs in now at a whopping 15 pounds, 4 ounces, 26 -1/2 inches long! He has been gaining weight terrificly, although he has gone back to the pickiness of eating food again. :( It was nice while it lasted, I suppose. He has a molar coming in on the right which I think is deterring his eating. His nutritionist was very happy at our appointment last week, only adding 1 teasoon olive oil to his jarred food (it's 100 calories - yikes). He is not gagging on his food and is making great strides babbling a bit more and more. His Speech Therapist has heard a distinct "dd" sound and "st" sound - even though she said we were going to work it so Brady says "momma" first, I don't think it's going to happen.
~ X-rays were a bit fun, on the sarcastic side. His PT wanted x-rays from shoulder to wrist, both arms, and his hips. He SCREAMED while we were holding him down to do them - and instantly shut up as soon as we let go. Little bugger!! So we know he wasn't in pain, just MAD! (that Irish temper of his!) We should find out soon that everything is probably all right, just that he's tight as his PT predicts. She just wanted to make sure there wasn't any other problems. Other than that, he is also making great strides with PT - tolerating a lot more, helping himself more by putting his hands out to catch himself, etc. (Who said that magical age was 17 months? I think it may be true. We'll see what happens March 13th!:) )
~ Brady has also been sleeping a lot, but the pedi isn't too worried about it. It's winter, he's hibernating; my words, not hers.
~ Bigger news: Brady Bunch will be sporting some new glasses! The opthamologist has said she feels his vision is fine, but he does tilt his head to allign his eyes to get in focus. When he is really concentrating, his eyes will cross. We won't be patching - the glasses would help strengthen his eyes and he will most likely wear them throughout childhood. As soon as we get them I PROMISE to post some pics. His godmother suggested Harry Potter-ish type. How CUTE is he going to be??!?! I can't stand it!
(above) Brady has already mastered his Cub Scout salute, just using the wrong hand. His grandfather would be so proud!
In other News...
It has been a very strange January. I haven't posted a lot and I think it's because I've had too MUCH to say, rather than the other way around. But one thing I've noticed is that I hesitate to write some things for fear I will anger others or make them feel bad. However, I will take advice from another blogging friend - it's is my blog and I will write what I want and "if I want to complain, I will!" :) Everyone knows people have their own thresholds for what they can tolerate and what they can't. We're all different. I can handle some things like a trooper and other things I obsess about that someone else may feel is inconsequestial. My opinions mean no disrespect to anyone else and are solely mine. I do not pass judgement on those whose opinions are different; in fact, I think it is refreshing and know that we can all learn from each other.
That sounded like the end of a Jerry Springer show.
So... January has been quite crazy. There's been good news, bad news, annoying people, busy days, caring people, yelling matches with an 8-year-old, unfinished projects, doctor visits, the list could go on and on. You know how things happen in threes? Well, it's been three of everything - three people in the hosptial, three people pregnant, three doctor visits, three major projects I'm trying to finish, three hours of sleep I get, three pieces of bad news from friends, etc. The month hasn't been sad or happy; it's been both. I have friends on top of the world, and some in the depths of despair. I have friends I worry about and some I wish wouldn't worry about me at all. And while life is a little like that all the time, it's seems much more pronounced this month. And then the Patriots had to go and LOSE!! :)
I will write more later - I hear the little one ready for his bottle...