Archive for June, 2009

Two Happy Years

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Well it has been an interesting spring here. IC has not been gaining weight quickly enough to make his doctor happy. His appetite was not great until the last 6 weeks or so. At his last appointment back in March he still had not reached the 20lb mark. He had suffered through an intestinal illness and a couple run of the mill colds but is now eating like a pro. He has also been slow to get all of his teeth. He now officially has 2 top and 2 bottom molars and 5 teeth in the front, 2 on top and 3 on the bottom. This may have added to his difficulty gaining weight earlier this spring. We will find out later this week just how he is doing according to the Doc.

IC did successfully survive winter #2 without getting RSV! That is very exciting as he did not receive the RSV shots this year to help prevent it.

He is speaking in a few small sentences but they usually consist of 2 words…i.e. (….Daddy go? meaning where did daddy go or Mommy Keys). Aside from being a little small he is very close to what I would consider a normal two year old boy to be. He also received his first big boy hair cut a few weeks ago and now looks much different and a lot less floppy.

It has been nearly 6 months since my last post and I will continue to update here. We found out in March that we are expecting baby number 3! This is all very exciting except for the fact that this pregnancy has been riddled with a few complications that have left us in a very similar situation to IC’s dramatic birth. IC was born at 28 weeks 3 days gestation after his water broke at 24 weeks 3 days. This baby is currently 20 weeks 5 days and appears healthy and happy. I was put on home bed rest at 15 weeks due to a second subchronic hemmorage. The doctor will keep me on bed rest until there is proof that the placenta has improved (if it does). She hopes this will improve our odds of keeping water and baby in tact until late October. But until then we are counting the weeks until we get to that critical 28 week mark. That will be in mid-August. It seems like a long time away but it will be worth every minute.

In the mean time, we will celebrate IC’s triumphant 2nd birthday tomorrow and remember just how blessed we have been to have his sweet smile with us for two crazy years!