Thursday, February 12, 2009

Some good stuff...

1. Thinking back, I would say that since Dylan's heart surgery, I have not spent more than a single hour apart from my non-napping 2 year old daughter, Cassidy. You know, the heart surgery that was on November 4th. November people. That would be about 3 months of total togetherness. Just as I was fearing that I might actually lose my sanity, my parents (aka Piecey and Papa) came for a visit from Wyoming. This morning they asked if it would be OK if they took Cassidy on some errands for the day. Umm, hello! Yes! Please!

So it's just me and Mr. Dylan right now. Speaking of which, this morning I noticed that he is apparently growing a mini-mohawk! See?


2. A couple of days ago I put Dylan down on his playmat - specifically on his back. I came in the office to check my email and when I went back to check on him a couple of minutes later, he was on his stomach! Wouldn't you know that I missed his first experience from rolling back to belly?! But still...he did it!! Now, to see if I can catch the little bugger doing it on video...

3. I'm sure I have mentioned before that Dylan did not pass the newborn hearing test. Nor did he pass a more extensive hearing test that was given to him when he was a couple of weeks old. That was the test that required all sorts of wires to be poked into his tiny little ears and sticky things to be placed all over his head and face. All while he was suppose to remain sound asleep. Not fun. So anyway, yesterday he had a less intrusive follow-up appointment that showed positive results. Both of his eardrums responded appropriately to the sounds and they feel at this time that it is not necessary to send him down to Boston for the sedated ear exam! Whew, I can not tell you how happy I am to hear this news! This hearing stuff has been weighing on me for about 6 months now, but come to find out my little guy can hear!!!! Yeah!

That's my good stuff for the day. What's yours?

17 comments:

Ruby's Mom said...

That is so great about his hearing!
That's nice your parents gave you a break for a little while.I know I appriciate getting a break now and then.
Yay,Dylan,you rolled over!

Ruby's Mom said...

Oh,and I love the mohawk:)

Kleidy said...

Way to go Dylan!!!, nothing can stop you now. LOVE your face, you are so handsome...

I'm happy to HEAR all your GREAT news!!!. :]

All the Best ~

Loren Stow said...

Cool hairstyle!!
Also, excellent to hear about the rolling! Kai just started rolling all of a sudden, and before you know it Dylan will be rolling all over the place!!

Little Miss E said...

His mini-mohawk is so cute! I'm glad he's doing well!

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melanie said...

Yay Dylan! You are such a cutie and making your Momma proud. Can't wait to see the video...:)

Sharon said...

Those are all VERY good things....the hearing, the rolling over, and a little break for Mom! The baby mohawk is pretty cool, too. What a cutie.

Tricia said...

yay for hearing! Yay for rolling (Can't tell you how many sneaky things G did when I was turned the other way) and...can Piecy and Papa come hang out with MY non-napping 2-year-old??????

Ann said...

Great news about the hearing. Caleb is going to get tubes in his ears soon to help with fluid in his ears and some hearing difficulties. Just wanted to pass on...don't give up on the napping! Not sure if you're still trying but keep it up because often kids seem like they're done with napping when they're not. I just kept the same "quiet time" every day until Nate started napping again. He went through these phases every once in awhile and finally dropped napping at 4 years old.

Amy said...

woohoo to get some time alone with Dylan. I'm sure Cassy was happy too.

WTG Dylan, now you just need to do it for mommy. (rolling)

I love the mini mohawk. :-)

That is awesome news about the hearing.

Amanda said...

that is good news!

Jen said...

All great news!

I know I shouldn't say this because it's likely to perpetuate that stereotype that all kids with Down syndrome look alike, blah blah blah, but Dylan reminds me SO much of Evan when he was that age. Right down to the mohawk. Love it!

Lis said...

FABULOUS NEWS!!!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

So cute Laurie! Joaquin had a "fauxhawk" too and I decided to buzz his hair a few weeks ago so that it would all grow in the same. Dylan's is adorable! Joaquin's was really crazy and long and some hairs were shorter and some were longer so we just started from square one again :)! It's now growing in really fast. I love seeing our baldies get their hair :)!!!

Lisa said...

Yayy mama for getting a bit of a break! And yayy for Dylan's hearing - woot!!

Signe said...

Dylan is just beautiful! What great news about the hearing - you must feel so relieved. I'm glad things are moving in such a positive direction!

Jeanette said...

Wow, they grow so fast! Way to go Dylan! BTW, Syd had a mohawk for quite a while. It's not as endeering on a girl. LOL