We hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
I am sorry that it has been so long since I posted. As is always the case, no news is good news! Caleb is still doing great. Nothing has changed heartwise, the only changes are just normal toddler things. Caleb is progressing and developing more and more each day. Some of the milestones of the past couple of months:
Caleb decided he was ready to be potty-trained about a month and a half ago. He makes it through the night just fine, but still has accidents if we don't remind him during the day. I think he has way too many other things to do.
Caleb went through a biting phase about two months ago. No one was safe. After about two hundred time-outs and every mom trick I could think of, he finally stopped. Luckily, no permanent damage was done to any of his victims. He is still known as "the biter" at daycare, but hopefully someone new will step up to take his place and he can go back to being "the drooler".
Caleb can count to six now. After six, all bets are off. Most times, we hear "eleven-teen" somewhere in there.
Caleb is getting excited about the idea of going to school. We are planning on sending him to 3 Year Old preschool next fall. This will allow him to start school at the same age as the big kids, but will give him an extra year and will make hime one of the older kids in kindergarten, not one of the youngest. There is a decent amount of research now that is showing that many heart kids have difficulties in school. Phil and I are hoping to give him every advantage we can.
September - Caleb participating in his first heart defect awareness walk
October - Caleb was a fireman for Halloween
November - Riding the horse at Meijer
December - Christmas