Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This week, Caleb tried carrots and started wearing 9 month clothes!

Caleb had another good week. There is not too much to report, because he is doing so well! The nurse checks on him once a month now, so no new weight or oxygen saturations. He didn't have any doctor appointments, so nothing to report there. He is getting to be a normal baby with a feeding tube and a wicked scar.

Caleb is enjoying tummy time more each day and is getting pretty good at pushing himself up off the floor. He is also using his legs to move himself around when laying on his back. He is still a couple of months behind on things that require large amounts of muscle, like rolling over and sitting up, but he does seem to be catching up some now. His therapist was happy with his progress in the last two weeks.

Caleb's major accomplishment this week has been with the bottle. He has taken 55 cc's several times in the past week. That is nearly 2/3 of his bottle. His suck is getting much better and he enjoys taking the bottle now. Things look very promising for getting rid of the NG tube before he is ready for a cup.

As I have mentioned before, it is very comforting to meet and talk to other parents that have babies with similar heart defects. Another one of our new friends goes in for his second stage surgery this week. If you could keep baby Ted in your prayers (Ted lives in England and his mom and I have been corresponding online), it would be very much appreciated.

Thank you for following this increasingly boring blog (thank goodness!) and have a great week.


  1. Hey Jen - thank you so much for the good vibes! You'll never guess though - Ted's op was cancelled this morning as he has a chesty cold, typical! We're waiting on a new date now, hopefully within the next couple of weeks. So pleased to see Caleb continues to go from strength to strength. He really is a gorgeous little boy.
    Em x

  2. Thank you for the Updates Jen. It is go nice to hear good news half way around the world. Caleb's lags in development will be made up in no time with an intentional mom like you.
    Keep the blessings flowing
    The Taylors

  3. I can't tell you how much I love to read what you describe as boring updates. So exciting to hear about normal baby stuff. I remember a conversation we had about how we couldn't even remember where Caleb and Gabby should be at and how nice it would be no know and now you do. Maybe we should write a book for other moms. Keep us updated please on the other baby.

  4. Love the "boring" updates!!! He's an awesome little superstar!