Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I think we finally found a bowl that is too big.



Playing with his new toy.

Checking out what the Easter Bunny brought.




The Easter Bunny stopped by.


At the Easter Egg hunt.



Trying to eat his basket.


Meeting the Easter Bunny at the egg hunt.




Nicholas got a balloon at Sam's Club and loved it!


High chair insert to help him sit up straight. He isn't thrilled with it.


Tornado boy.


Eating lunch with his balloon.



Not a whole lot has been going on. Last week Nicholas only had AVT, his hearing therapy. He did well. Now he is on break from that for a month. It is part of USC so they follow the students' schedules. He will have a new student when we start up again. Feeding therapy and OT were both canceled last week. PT is still on hold until we start at the new clinic on Friday.


Last Friday Nicholas saw the Easter Bunny. Grandma met us at the mall and was a big help because it was pouring when we got there. She met me at the door and took Nick inside while I parked. Of course I was drenched along with the stroller. So we took turns holding him while we waited in line. He wasn't too impressed with the bunny and we didn't get a good picture. He was more interested in looking at the big egg behind him than at the camera. Then I went to Belk to buy a towel so he could go in his stroller.


On Saturday we went to the Easter Egg hunt our home owners association does. Poor Nick didn't get any eggs. They had the 18mo to 3 year olds go in the playground area. You have to go through a fence to get in. By the time I maneuvered the wheelchair in there and over tree roots and a step all the eggs were gone. It was the first time he missed out on something because of his disabilities. It really upset me because if he was a normal 2 and a half year old he would have been able to run and get some eggs. I guess the reality of his developmental delays really hit me. Daddy found a box and took 3 eggs so he did end up with some.


Yesterday the Easter bunny stopped by and brought him some new toys, puzzles, and books. Then Grandma and Grandpa came over for a late lunch.


This week he has a dentist appointment. That should be interesting. Feeding him has gotten harder lately. He inspects his food looking for chunks. Then he covers his lower lip with his top and blow out so you can't get any food in.


We only have a few more days to raise money for the March for Babies. The effects of his prematurity really hit us this weekend at the egg hunt. The March of Dimes is working to end prematurity. Here is the link to donate. www.marchforbabies.com/teamnicholas









Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Two Years!

Today is the two year anniversary of Nicholas' NICU discharge. It is hard to believe it has already been two years. April 19 will always be a special day to us.


The day he came home. We sure don't miss the oxygen and apnea monitor.




Saturday, April 9, 2011



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This is Nicholas playing with rice during occupational therapy.


Don't forget to help us reach our goal for the March for Babies. The March of Dimes is trying to end premature birth. We can't do it without your help. www.marchforbabies.com/teamnicholas