Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkins, Vacation, and back to work

I went to a local farm and picked up a pumpkin for Everest's First Halloween! I carved out the insides, and set Everest in it and took his picture :-D
We took a family vacation to Massachusetts on October 17th. Our first "getaway" as a family! We had a wonderful time! We saw the highest peak in Massachusetts, Mount Graylock, in turn giving Everest his first summit! We took a 10 mile hike and saw money brook falls. Everest did fantastic on the hike. The foliage wasnt as good as we had hoped. One of the locals we talked to said they had a storm about a week before we got there and wiped out the leaves.
It was the first time Jason and I both were in New England. We were about 5 minutes from the NY state boarder, and the one trail we hiked we actually were on the state line which was pretty cool.
I went back to work Monday, and it has been going very well! I am happy to be back work. I miss Everest but I am happy to be back to work. He has been home with Jason, and they are doing great.
He is sleeping through the night consistantly. Growing like a weed! We have our NICU follow up on 11/4. He is 5 months old already! I Cant believe it.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Here are some long awaited pictures of Everest :-)
He is gonna fight the camera haha
caught the tail end of a smile

Very excited and kicking his leggies

Bath time! one of his favorite times

1st time in his stroller! He loves it and its very versitile! will last us a long time!

Little Colts fan!

Chase laying down with Everest. Too cute!

another partial smile caught

What ma, my belly isnt that big!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

growing so big!

Everest has been doing fantastic! He had his first occupational therapy visit on Thursday. Angie is out OT. She is from Schreiber Pediatrics and is wonderful. :-) She was pleased with how Everest is moving. She was saying that we would like to "get rid" of the corrected age and have him function from his birth age. So we have a long way to go but we are doing well! He is smiling more and more, and I have yet to catch a big ol' E-bug smile on camera. It melts my heart to see him smile.
We had a visit to Dr. Iantosca, our neurosurgeon, and he is pleased with Everest as well! He said his shunt site looks wonderful. We don't go back until the end of January, and at that time we will have a CT. He said that way they have a "baseline" of what his ventricles and shunt look like internally and that way IF he were to ever have a malfunction or infection, they can go from there.
We also went to see Dr. Clapp on Friday. She is our pediatrician and we love her to pieces! She said Everest is doing great. He is 11lbs 6oz and is actually on the growth chart for his birth age now! After our appt. with Dr. Clapp we walked to the main hospital and went to the NICU to visit :-) We saw Rach one of our favorite nurses and she was loving Everest up!
Saturday was cousin Devyns 6th birthday. We went and it was just a small family party. Devyn was teaching me on his new chalk board. I will post some new pictures here shortly, once i get them on the computer!
We had dinner with some of our favorite friends too! Everest and I met Chase and Audrey, and Chase kept Everest content while we started to cook. We made asparagus lasagana, mmmm! Miss Sarah and Ape came and we had a wonderful dinner.
Jason, Everest and I are taking a small trip to MA next weekend! I havent been on vacation in almost 2 years :-0 Hopefully the foliage is peaking when we go!