Wednesday, October 27, 2010

8 Months Old

Wow! Jethro is 8 months old. I can't hardly believe it. I am so thankful that not only has he made it this far, but he's thriving!

His nutritionist was here yesterday and he now weighs over 17 pounds. He has been gaining weight well, even though he really hasn't been eating much the last couple of weeks. He has continued to be his happy, contented self, and continues to improve in physical strength by the week, so we weren't too concerned about his eating, but it was reassuring to know that his weight gain has been good as well.

He can almost sit up by himself. He can maintain an upright position for a few moments once you let go, but not for long. It's coming though! He is getting stronger all the time, and for as behind as he was, I think he's doing a pretty good job of getting caught up. Night before last I gave him his almost empty bottle, and he managed to get it turned in the right direction and into his mouth. That was pretty exciting! :-)

Jethro has been going to contata practice with me on Sundays, and he loves to lay on his blanket and listen to the singing. He plays contentedly on his blankie, and squeals and kicks to the music. It is such a joy to watch!

Here he is a couple weeks ago at a football game. :-) He loves his Wubbanub!
He just completed another Holter monitor and hopefully it showed that everything is fine with his heart rhythms. Today his in-home therapist will be coming and she'll be bringing someone from the Idaho infant/toddler program, so I'm hoping that we'll be able to figure out some way to get him more therapy. We were traveling into Spokane every week for therapy, but those out-patient clinics got closed down, so, we just have our sweet gal that comes to the house. I trust that God has it all under control, and when the time is right, if Jethro needs the extra therapy, he'll get it. Although it was very disappointing to lose our Spokane therapists, I am thankful that I know God is in control, and I don't have to fret about it.

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