So alot has been going on in the past few days. We’ve barely had time to sleep, let alone anything else!
Liam came home form the hospital Sunday afternoon around 12:30pm. He is doing fine. He’s been a bit fussy about eating at night, and has lost some weight because of it, but our doctor says not to worry, once we get into a rhythm he should gain it back quickly. We’re learning quickly that practical experience trumps “idealism” any day of the week (lactation consultants have some great ideas, but their ‘utopian vision’ of how nursing should work seems a bit unrealistic). Pacifiers and bottles are in employ, and they’re a great help late at night. Liam’s feedings are getting easier (mommy is especially thankful for that!). He is a bit jaundiced, which had us worried, but Sentara sent out a light pad that he now has strapped to him. He glows in the dark now like a little glow worm ! It sounds bad, I know (I was a bit freaked out at first too) but it’s no big deal, and the pad doesn’t seem to bother Liam at all - we just have some extra cargo to haul around with him.
Kaiden is doing great these days. He is doing well at school. He’s having a little trouble sharing with others, and has gotten into a few tussles after taking toys from others. He is learning quickly though, and I think he’ll get the picture soon. He’s learning many new words, and loves going to school. He now has a FLEXA bed complete with a ladder and a slide (thanks so much to Quen’s mom for getting us that bed!). He is getting interested in Spiderman and Transformers, and loves going to school. He can almost put his coat on by himself, and he loves his Spiderman backpack. He won’t let me carry it into school for him, he insists on rolling it along with the handle. Next week should be the last week he goes to the diagnostic classroom. Unfortunately we have to wait until February to get the results of his studies, but we can definitely see the results of the classroom structure. He understands and follows directions, he says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ regularly now, and many times without prompting. He sits at the dinner table with us and eats like a big boy now, and can help more and more with getting dressed. We are so proud of him!
The house is coming along nicely. Most of the major boxes have been unpacked and put away. My office is still ‘crated up’, but that’s not so much a problem these days. The utility room is finally functional, and the living room is coming together nicely. I’ll be working on setting up the entertainment center this weekend - Stephanie can’t wait to have the big TV running again. The fence is up and ‘dog proof’ - though there is still some trim work yet to be done (lots of thanks to everyone who helped get it vertical). My garage is cleaned and organized, but I still have a big load of stuff yet to arrive - workbench, electronics cabinet, shelving, etc. I have a plan for where it all goes, I just need to get it here. Huge thanks to Chris for helping me take care of all those little details that have been hounding me since the move.
My job is going great, I’m really enjoying the work - it’s very challenging and I’m learning more every day.
That’s about it in a nutshell, more pics will be going up soon, and updates will be posted as they happen!
Kids, The Baby, The House