Thursday, June 17, 2010

thankful thursday!

Baby W has made me worry since even before he was born.  With my quad screen, I was told that there was a chance he would be born with Down's Syndrome.  After a more in depth ultra sound, they told me it was a very low risk, about a 1 in 900 chance of him actually having Down's.  I really did not let it bother me after the Level 2 ultra sound.  And it was evident when he was born that he did not have Down's.

When the pediatrician checked him out in the hospital, the only thing wrong was that he had an undescended testicle.  She said that it would most likely descend before he turned a year old.  It descended for about two days when he was around 3 months old, but we never saw it again.  We went to a urologist last week and decided we would go ahead and have the surgery to bring it down.  I am glad that this is a problem that can be fixed.  Baby W will be having surgery on June 28th! Please say a prayer for him (and me and my hubby) on that day!

After he was born, we found out he had a partial biotin deficiency.  This is a very rare genetic deficiency.  Fortunately, it is completely treatable by taking a biotin supplement every day for the rest of his life.  We were not happy about having to crush up a vitamin everyday to put in his bottle, but in reality it could have been much worse.

Also, about a week after W was born, we had to take him to get an X-ray because we found a long bruise running behind his ear.  The pediatrician said it is probably just from birth but we should get an X-ray in case of a skull fracture.  Thankfully, there was no skull fracture and the bruise eventually went away.

Today, I am thankful that Baby W is a happy and healthy baby boy. 
He will be 9 months old on Saturday!

~He has recently started pulling up on things, but not quite taking any steps.
~He started sitting up on his own around 5 1/2 months, but is much more stable now.  We don't have to really worry about when he falls over.
~He is trying to start crawling.  He gets on his hands and knees but doesn't really go anywhere.
~He babbles a lot using "dada," "mama," (usually when he's tired), "baba," and he likes to blow raspberries when he's really excited.
~He laughs a lot, and that is my favorite sound in the world!
~He just recently started moving around a lot in his crib, flipping from back to stomach and vice versa.  
~He will go to anyone that puts their hands out.  
~He likes to give kisses to everyone (just putting his face to their face).
~The first thing people notice about him are his cheeks. :)
~He likes to growl at people, and sometimes he likes to squeal.
~He loves wrestling on the bed with his daddy.
~He does not like falling asleep for naps, eating baby food yet, and being up past his bedtime.
~He loves to be outside, bathtime, the rug in our great room, watching cars go by, and light switches.

I am so thankful for my outgoing, chunky, loveable baby boy.  What are you thankful for today?


Cool Gal said...

The exact same thing. I had so many problems, no need to share, but I am so grateful for my miracle baby -who's almost 13.

I just love reading about your little guy (He seems like such a happy baby.). How funny he likes to wrestle with dad. Mine did at that age, too, and still does. :) Light switches, and watching cars...:) Has he discovered fire trucks? That was big in my house!

Have a great day!

Fashion Meets Food said...

awww! At least you are getting it fixed! My soon to be hubby has that problem and his parents never got it fixed. The issue now is that he is INSANELY insecure. Even in public, because he feels like a freak, its really sad! I will say a prayer for your family and hope for the best!


Kristin said...

I'm thankful for my lil' man too...although the chunk has given away to toddler skinniness. Boo! Prayers going up for your gorgeous little bambino that he'll have a stress free surgery!

Henley on the Horn said...

You are so blessed!!! Everyday I celebrate the 5 little blessings who live in our house! Happy 9 months, Little W!

Leslie said...

Will definitely say a prayer for you guys and for a safe surgery and speedy recovery! I'm thankfuly for my little chunky monkey too! We've had our share of worries as well but I'm afraid to say it but I've got a feeling both of our worrying days have only just begun!