Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The many emotions of Gabe













Some say that people with Down Syndrome are "happy all the time". Gabe is a happy baby, but he shows me a wide range of emotions everyday just like any child would. Here are some faces from Tuesday.





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

sitting like a big boy








Gabe has been working on sitting up lately. He's been really doing well. He no longer likes tummy time and immediately roles over onto his back...little stinker. Feeds are going a little better. I have an appointment scheduled with GI to see if we can do anything else for the reflux besides Prevacid. We'll also be seeing the Speech Pathologist in the Down Syndrome clinic more frequently for the feeding stuff. We saw ENT last week and they will be sedating Gabe in May to look deeper into his ears. They'll put in tubes at that time if they see fluid which they are expecting.
Justin turned 30 on Monday. Gabe got him some UK gear..go cats!
How can you not love that smile!




Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cute pictures of the week

This week, Gabe went to swim class. He was happy to be in the water because he's soooo big
I know this looks upside down, but I was at Gabe's head when I snapped the shot. This is him benchpressing a wooden spoon. Good PT work Gabe!

Gabe was being very giggly and cute after bathtime I couldn't resist. I think he just liked being naked.






He also blows rasberries now. Gotta be careful or you'll get a spray of babyfood your way.




I haven't posted in a long time. Our computer crashed, so I'm typing this from a really old and slow laptop. Gabe has had a low grade fever on and off for the past day. He's fine with some Tylenol and there are no other symptoms. He had his repeat flu and H1N1 shots this past week and I think he's just having a little reaction to them. He hasn't wanted to eat much today, but I'm giving the little guy a break since he's not feeling well...good thing we have the Gtube as a safety net...now I sound like our OT.










Monday, March 1, 2010

7mo, 3 wks, Gabe's first word.



On Friday, Gabe said "dada". He's babbling like crazy now. And, just tonight, he signed "up" when Justin went to pick him up. We did it 3 times and he kept lifting his arms up. It's very cute...now if we could just get this feeding thing down.