Sunday, November 29, 2009


Nicholas had a his first Thanksgiving at home this year. Grandma and Grandpa Dale can to visit from Chicago and Grandma and Grandpa Matthews were here for the meal. We started the day by going to Sandhills to take our family Christmas photo. They have a big decorated tree outside and I figured since it was Thanksgiving and the stores were closed it was a perfect time to take Nicholas there and avoid people. It worked and the background looks really nice but we probably took 25 pictures and he isn't looking forward in any of them. A few were still pretty good so I ordered our photo cards.

During dinner we gave Nicholas some mashed potatoes. He hated them. He gagged and threw up. He gagged on a teeny tiny piece of turkey too. He sucked on a roll without gagging but didn't eat any of it. Preemies can have a lot of problems eating and I think we are going to run into that when we try to switch over to table food.

Not much else has been going on. He had occupational therapy last Wednesday and his therapist was so happy with his improvement in just a week. She said he made her Thanksgiving. He got his second dose of the seasonal flu shot and the first dose of the H1N1 shot last Tuesday. This week he has a visit from his early interventionist, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Mark has had a cold all week and I just started to have symptoms today. Nicholas had some crusty around his nose this morning but no other signs. We being really careful but I caught it so we aren't out of the woods yet.


  1. I came across your blog. I have to commend you on your strength. You have a darling little boy!
    Will pray for continued success w/ your little miracle. God Bless! <3

  2. Our visit at Thanksgiving ended much too quickly. Seems like so long ago that we saw all of you yet it was only last week. Can't wait to visit again.
    Love to you all.