Saturday, October 31, 2009
Halloween was low key. We couldn't take Duncan out, but I still wanted to get him dressed up. He didn't have a long enough nap before I dressed him so I am going to take more pictures tomorrow of him in his costume. Hopefully he won't be so mad. I think the changing of the clothes is what made him so unhappy.
Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween.
Posted by Natalie at 9:11 PM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
synagis shot today. This is a very important shot for preemies, it helps protect them from RSV. He really takes those shots like a champ. He cried for a few minutes and then was fine. I think after having the heel of his foot poked with needles for 3 months toughened him up.
Posted by Natalie at 9:26 PM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
boppy. He has really great head control. Not quite holding it up on his own yet, but getting close.
He is such a good baby when he is getting his breathing treatments. He just sits there and lets the medicine blow in his face. I think he even likes it.
Posted by Natalie at 2:14 PM
Monday, October 19, 2009
We've had an inflatable bed in Duncan's room since he came home so it has been hard for me to get in his closet and dresser, so he has been wearing a lot of the same clothes. Finally, Justin took it down and put it away and I went through his clothes and I love this outfit. His cute little jeans and the baby shoes. He looked so cute. He is now 5months old and almost 2 month developmentally. He is doing great.
Posted by Natalie at 5:42 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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I just thought this was so funny. Justin bought the dogs these humongous dog bones, they are about the size of the dogs. Pippin doesn't do anything with treats he can't eat right away. Instead he sits and protects his treat and growls at every one that walks near him. He was protecting his bone. Angus was so funny. He grabbed his bone and ran off with it and I here this loud crash. He tried to take it out the doggy door at a running pace. After that he was scared of the bone for a while.
Posted by Natalie at 8:43 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
It feels like I have been to dr. offices at least once a week since Duncan has been home; whether it was for me or for him. Duncan has been to a couple of specialists the last two weeks. Last week we went to a pulmanologist (lung doctor) who put him on breathing treatments 2-3x's a day. I knew this would happen eventually because any preemie that has been on oxygen for a long period of time I think even a short period of time has some sort of lung damage. So he is doing that and he actually doesn't mind it-for now anyway. Then today he had to go to a cardiologist and have his heart checked. They had to make sure that the hole in his heart was not getting worse. See that picture? That is what he looked like the entire time we were at the Dr. He was not a happy baby. He cried the whole time. I had such a pounding headache when we left there. The Dr. said that the hole was a pin hole size and was nothing to worry about and they would check it again in a year. So good news there. I wasn't really worried, but I made Justin go with me because I couldn't handle it if they said he would need surgery. But he is doing great. He is gaining weight, eats like 4-5oz now and loves to be held and cuddled-most of the time. He does have times when he doesn't want to be held. He has also developed tears. This is sad, when he cries and a little tear comes out of his eye. He is also starting to smile a lot more and he is even close to getting a laugh. He is extremely ticklish which will be fun for us later and torture for him.
Posted by Natalie at 7:56 PM
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I love the Fall. This is probably my favorite time of year. I love Halloween, and I love apples, and pumpkins and scarecrows and anything that has to do with this season. I usually get my "real" fall fix when I go to Boston this time of year, people decorate their front lawns with elaborate decorations for Halloween, huge pumpkins are decorated around some towns, fresh apples are on every corner and the apple cider! Oh how I want some apple cider. My parents are in Boston right now and they are going to Maine (that makes me even more jealous) I asked them to see if they could ship the apple cider here. I'm not kidding it is like drinking an apple. Last year after I came home I bought apple cider and it was so gross. It tasted nothing like apples. Oh, why do I live in Arizona?
Posted by Natalie at 6:56 PM
Friday, October 2, 2009
I am not going to lie, I am really sad that I don't get to make my trip this year. But I can't wait to take Duncan to meet his cousins-maybe next year.
Posted by Natalie at 9:47 PM
onsie-it is so cute. Justin asked if it was his pirate hat.
Posted by Natalie at 9:14 PM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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