Saturday, December 19, 2009

Long time no post....

Jacob made a mail box with a shoe box and made some mail to put in it. Jaron was so happy to check his mail box and find this.
My dad found this at a yard sale and Jaron LOVES it!!!
My handsome boys all dressed for church. He begs to wear this suit every day!
There has been no change in his eating habits. I stopped feeding him and forcing 3 pediasures daily for 2 weeks and he lost 4 lbs. NOT COOL! So I am back to my old ways....doing whatever it takes to get him to eat. He's back up to 33 lbs. and he will be 5 in June. He still comes home from PreK once a week atleast with a mouth full of food. He just can't swallow certain textures like meat. I scheduled him for a clinic visit in Boston June 25th and I am also trying to get him into a feeding clinic while we are there. Please pray for him.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Playing with his food...

Jonah still loves to eat but he thought it was fun playing with the crust to his bread
Just woke up can you tell?

So cute....he has learned to stop and smile for the picture now instead of running away.
He has learned to say "choo choo". Oh and he got another ear infection so we decided to put tubes in his ears. Wed. 18th he will be getting them put in. We are hoping it will help him hear better when all the fluid drained so maybe he will start talking.

Self Awareness

Jacob is growing so fast. I can barely pick him up anymore. He's becoming increasingly aware of his appearance and wants to put gel in his hair to make it stick straight up.
Jacob thought it was cool that he could make a cap eraser suction to his chin. He did it for hours and this is what it did to his chin....(HICKEY)

He thought it was funny. Oh and he told me a boy at school said he has "buck teeth". I tried to explain to him they just look bigger because all his other teeth are baby teeth. Why do kids have to be so cruel?

Jacob drew these letters and numbers on his marker board in his room and I thought it was hilarious! DANGER DO NOT ERASE!!!

Jacob was happy he didn't have to wear a tie this time!

Mommy's Helper

Jaron has learned how to undress his brother. It is so cute to watch. First he does the shirt and all the buttons by himself.

Next was the socks and shoes...

Then he laid him down to take off his pants....not sure why I didn't think to make a video???
Ok the pants are off!!! Wa LA!!! We were laughing so hard because he did it without anyone asking him to and Jonah just let him without a fight. It was precious to watch.

And here they are all dressed for church...As you can tell Jacob does NOT like to wear this suit....
Oh forgot to post about his teeth...since I let them fill his top tooth that day he has been complaining of his teeth hurting several times a day so I took him back and let them remove his two top teeth. It was hard and I almost cried thinking about it. He just got a laughing gas and novicaine. They said he didn't even cry. I am so proud of him. It doesn't seem to have helped his eating though. He still comes home from school with lunch packed in his cheeks and I am very discouraged .....not sure what to do. I have stopped SQUIRTING the pediasures in his mouth and stopped spoon feeding him. I have to break myself. I am an enabler. BUT he's lost 2 pounds....NOT GOOD!!!! My little boy is shrinking and my heart breaks for him.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My 3 handsome boys...They are growing up....too fast. :-(
Jacob is trying to casually hold Jonah with his elbow before he dove off the couch.

sneaking white powdered donuts out of my bag at the bowling alley....I didn't know he was eating them I just "Caught" him in the act!

We went bowling and the LOVED IT!!! Maybe we'll go day.


So handsome but can't be still for a picture.
Um excuse me mom but why did you put these suspenders on me with my PJ's???

He loves mickey mouse....just laying down hugging him in the middle of the kitchen floor...

They just got out of the bath and I walked in and found them like this. Jaron said he was getting that thing off Jonah's finger...He laid perfectly still and let him too.

This is what happens when you eat a blue bank sucker...
Oh by the way he has finally started saying mama when he sees my picture and sometimes when I ask him "who am I?" and he tries to say baby too. I think since I've started babysitting other babies his age he has learned to say some words from them. He also says "mooooo" when you ask him what's a cow say. And he says "ruff ruff" for a dog.
I took him to the ENT and they tested his hearing with 3 diff instruments and said he can hear fine so that's not the problem he just isn't ready to talk yet. I am kinda concerned but not sure I want to start speech therapy yet.

I was tickling Jonah in the van the other night and just had to capture the moment....He was so sleepy...and delirious!

What to do???

This is Jaron's Fall pictures from Pre-K. I fixed his hair that morning but obviously it didn't do any good. I don't even care though because he is smiling so good. And notice he's giving a thumbs up! MY FAVORITE picture of doubt.
All dressed for church....

coughing and puking will wear anyone out....Jaron has been congested and coughing a lot lately which turns into puking for him. He gags so easy and its NO FUN! He doesn't eat at school and I am still giving him 3 pediasures everyday. I took him back to the dentist and let them fill the one top tooth but we didn't let them pull any teeth. He is still complaining (maybe more now) of teeth hurting and he chews on all his fingers frequently. I am so torn on what to do. Should I let them pull his teeth and hope that helps him eat better. Maybe that's one of the reasons he doesn't like to eat....his teeth hurt. He still pockets things in his cheeks and there is obvious difficulty swallowing. He has anxiety and even cries sometimes if we try to introduce anything new. He has been 33 lbs. for a year or more and I am sewing up his pants so they don't fall off. When will this "battle of the cleft" ever end????