Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blessings from Above

Christian has been adjusting really well to his new environment, our house. Andrew and I were really surprised at how well the dogs are doing with him. Koby just loves to cuddle and sits in the recliner with me while I feed him whether it's 2:00 in the afternoon or 2:00 in the morning. Tucker comes in and checks up on Christian throughout the day to make sure he's still there. It will be fun to see how Christian interacts with them when he's old enough.

We had our follow-up eye appointment last Friday and it went fairly well. The doctor said that the spots on Christian's eyes were still there but haven't grown any or multiplied. He also said that they are way in the periphery of the eyes and aren't affecting his vision at all and he doesn't suspect that they will in the future either. We have to go back to him in 3 months for another check-up. We go tomorrow to the neurologist to follow-up with the seizures Christian was having. Andrew and I haven't noticed any more seizure activity lately, which is good. He does have an occasional jerk while he's sleeping but the pediatrician says those jerks are normal, as long as they aren't repetitive (like Christian's were in the beginning).

Christian also had his shots this last Tuesday. He took them like a champ and only cried for about 10 seconds after each one of them. He was easily calmed with his bottle after. Prior to going to get the shots, I read him "Winnie the Pooh plays Doctor". Pooh Bear was really encouraging to let Christian know that the shots only hurt for a second and then it goes away. I kept reminding Christian of this prior to the nurse coming in to give him the shots (I think it may have worked too). I was worried that he would run a fever after the shots, but he didn't. I think his little thighs may have been a little sore for the remainder of the day but after that he was just fine.

God has really blessed us with a good baby. Christian is sleeping really well and still only gets up once at night to eat. Sometimes he wakes up really early though. Andrew has also been a trooper to let me run in the mornings. I can't wait until Christian is a little older and the weather is cooler so he can go with me in a jogging stroller. I took Christian on a walk around the block one morning in the regular stroller and it was a lot of fun, but really hot. I think he liked it because he was sound asleep before we even made it out of the door.

I still thank God every day for this awesome blessing. I continue to pray for a peace that all these doctor's appointments will continue to go well. I know that God is in control of the whole situation and He will never give us more than we can handle. He will test us, but I've come to learn that it's a test of faith and his way of bringing us closer to Him. Thank you God for blessing me with my sweet Christian. He is the perfect little angel!
Such a sweet face!
I love love love his smiles. It makes me so happy!
Waiting to see the eye doctor. (I'm glad someone was smiling because I was a nervous wreck).

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