Thursday, August 18, 2011

splash splash!

Gabe has been doing well lately. We were having some issues with getting him to eat about 2 weeks ago, but we now have a booster seat type highchair (Eurochair) that allows him to sit at the table with ua, and we are doing more of a side presentation of food and he is doing much better. I am waiting for GI to call me back to see if we can back off his tube feed again. We have to make this kid hungry to really want to eat and he is growing just fine, so I think we need to push him some. Gabe also had a sleep study 2 weeks ago. Any parent who has been through one of those knows it is not fun. Gabe had an average of 4 apnea episodes/hour. His oxygenation stayed pretty high however. For Down Syndrome, as long as you are less than 5 episodes per hour, they usually don't do any intervention. So, Gabe will get another sleep study in a year unless we have any for me. Gabe got a new walker this week. This walker doesn't have a seat in it and requires lots of ab strength. It definitely is a workout for the little guy, but he enjoys walking and really gets it, it's just a matter of strengthening his abs and building up some endurance.
Gabe and I had a great day today. It was one of those days where I woke up in the morning and realized we had nothing planned (that rarely happens). We ate breakfast at First Watch and then went to the splash park and Woodland Mound. I had never been there before and it was awesome! The water was a little cold for Gabe at first, but once he got use to it, he loved it and was butt scooting all over the place! We will definitely have to go back sometime before Labor Day. We came home from the splash park and both took a nap. It was a great day.
We also had two year old pictures taken thanks to