Thursday, September 25, 2008
Strapping Bear into the big boy chair and clicking him in.
Feeding Bear a grape left over from Charlie's lunch.
Giving Bear a sip of Charlie's left over milk.
"I read it!"
So enough about Bear ... but seriously, I get so much joy from this little boy's antics!
We are also firmly into exploring Potty Training. He *sometimes* tells us when he needs to go, but if it's been awhile and he's still dry, we'll ask him if he's interested and if he says yes, he almost always does actually go! When did he get so big???Obviously we're not ready to not have him in diapers or anything drastic like that, but it's a pretty exciting step!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
The whole fandamily pre bride arrival.
Chase me Mommy!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Charlie is wearing his sheep ears again today, so I thought I'd try to teach him a song about sheep (which could be partially because I'm feeling badly that he doesn't know any songs except gory, hall-yu-ya, reigns).
This song is one I used to sing with the preschoolers at CPC when I was an intern there:
Now, I realize that he doesn't appear terribly enthusiastic in the video, which is comical to me. An hour earlier, he was requesting "Again, Sheep?" over and over and even starting to sing some of the words with me. Of course, having worked on the blog last night it took me awhile to find the camera and by the time I settled him back down to show off his new skill, he REALLY wanted to read "ABC Twins" instead of be my little performing circus monkey and I had to bribe him to get him to make the video. Hence the "are we done yet?" look on his face. :)
Here's one of the "outtakes" bloopers versions we made before I bribed him with the Twins book :)
Sigh ... I love that little boy!!! I hope these videos bring as much joy to your day as he brings to mine!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Eventually I did get him to sing along with the song a little bit. Now it's just "If I were" over and over again ... it sounds like "flower," but the poor guy's doing his best!
I think there's a career in music ahead of him! :)
Love to all!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Wow, 3 posts in one day!
So this 2-D profile pic of Emma shows the recessed chin that is causing the concern. You can see from the picture that the nose is just fine, but this does show the absent nasal bone. The white line on her forehead is the bone of her skull, there should be another white area under her nose and there is not. Again, this in and of itself does not pose a problem for our little girl, but it's a marker for syndromes like Down's. The perinatal doctor today restated the 50/50 odds of Emma being born with some genetic syndrome.
She's growing, though! Still about 2 weeks behind her gestational age, but PRAISE GOD she's thriving in there!
When she was first measured, Emma was only in the 10th percentile for size. Today she is in the 17th. It's a small victory, but Praise God, she's growing! She's measuring 1 lb 12 oz.
Still no nasal bone, still recessed chin, still 2 vessel cord, still small, but we got to see some 3-D pictures of her face and she's a cutie! We'll see if we can figure out how to post them.
The little drama queen was not co-operating today, however, dancing around and getting arms and feet in the way of everything they needed to see. The doctor was concerned that we weren't able to see all views of the heart, so we have a echocardiogram scheduled in 4 weeks along with our next follow-up ultrasound to continue to monitor her growth. They didn't see anything in the heart that concerned them, but there were some things they couldn't see, so they are being cautious.
Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers. Love to all!