Ms Cindy helping Camden roll over from back to front
Trying real hard to hold his head up!
Carter wanted to take a picture when we were done.
He did a good job!
I did buy this book because it comes highly recommended from a lot of parents in the Ds community. They also make one for fine motor skills and speech. I haven't looked at it yet, but am excited to get started!
We had our monthly cardiology appt today with an echocardiogram. For those of you who don't know, Camden has a large VSD. It was originally thought to be moderate, but after a couple of echos that does not seem to be the case. A large VSD almost always requires surgery, but Camden's situation is a bit different. He has this random tissue growth over part of the hole making it a restrictive VSD. This prevents the large shunting of blood between the two ventricles...which is a good thing. Dr. Case has always felt confident that this tissue will continue to grow as Camden grows, eventually covering the hole. Today's echo showed a little more tissue growth over the hole which is what we were hoping for. The shunting of blood is even more restricted now and he still believes that the tissue will continue to grow. I love Dr. Case because he has sat in on every echo we have had showing and explaining everything to us. Not many cardiologists do the same. He told us to come back in 2 months and we will do another echo. Yay!!!! Two whole months! That's exciting considering we were going every 2 weeks and then every month. I take stretching out the appointments as a good sign! We also weighed our boy today and he is now 12 pounds 8 ounces! Apparently being sick for two weeks did not slow him down. I can tell my baby boy is growing up because during the echo he was so active and smiling making it hard to get good pictures. Before he would just lay there and kind of fuss. It was cute for all to see!
They don't allow pictures at the cardiology office...but
I had to sneak one in!
I'm so blessed to have such a loving and forgiving 3 year old son. I have been so high strung this past week and on a short fuse. I'm just tired and worn out and sometimes I take it out on him by raising my voice or getting impatient. He will just look at me and say "momma, you don't have to get mad...it's okay." I love that sweet boy so much and he can brighten my day in less than a second. I'm so glad that we are taking a mini vacay to Lake Tawakoni for the weekend because our family needs the rest and relaxation!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families from the Boston bombing and the West, Texas explosion. Two tragic events only within days of each other and both with unimaginable loss.
He loves his baby bubba!
Carter decided he wanted to sit in the rock n play.
We really didn't buy all that dog food!
Camden will watch Carter all day long.
He was naked a lot for a couple of days cause we
were too cheap to turn the AC on when it was 90
I just love watching him when he sleeps...so sweet!
Carter walking in his daddy's shoes.