Friday, September 23, 2011

10,000 Overall Page Views!

First of all, I would like to thank you all for putting this blog at over 10,000 all time views!  That's a lot of people checking in on us! :)
So Jaden is going to physical therapy once a week and occupational therapy once a week.  I took a camera to his last session (I don't know if it was physical or occupational - they seem pretty much the same to me) so you can know what happens in his sessions.

They are working on him sitting up on his own.  They use the Bumbo a lot and dangle toys in front of him to see his reaching and grasping abilities.  His favorite toys, believe it or not, are the Mardi Gras beads!
They have noticed that he favors his left side more.  That doesn't necessarily mean he is left-handed, but that his right side is just weaker.  So they are working on getting him to reach and grab more with his right hand.  He had fun sitting at his little "table" (I think it's a stepping stool for most kids)

And of course, tummy time is a big emphasis!  We finally figured out that the reason he hates tummy time is because he likes his hands free to play and explore, and on the tummy time I was doing he was using his hands to prop himself up and when he took his hands out to play, he would face dive.  So now if we prop him up ourselves, he still gets all of the benefits of tummy time but he still gets to play.
He also loves to do tummy time and sitting time on the big exercise ball!
I really love both of his therapists, and so does Jaden!  While up on the ball he started striking some really cute poses, so get ready for a bunch of pictures of my miracle baby!
And no, that's not a freckle or a beauty mark, but where he scratched himself because I didn't keep on top of cutting his finger nails! :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jaden's Favorite Toys

Jaden's favorite things ever to play with are his hands
and his feet
and playing with them makes him happy!
His new tricks are to roll from side
to side
but not all the way over yet.  He is going to occupational therapy once a week and physical therapy once a week.  He loves it because he gets someone other than mom to just focus on him and play with him for one hour.  One thing everyone tells me is that he needs more tummy time.  Here's what Jaden thinks of that:
And I don't know if I ever mentioned, but 12 pounds 3 ounces as of last Friday!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's Always Fun When Grandma Comes!

So much has been going on! I always meant to post, I just never got around to it. So to catch you up, Jaden is 7 months, almost 12 pounds, and cute as ever! To prove the cute point, here is a picture taken after he fell asleep on his hand: We have all been getting over some sickness in this house. Jaden had Bronchialitis (spelling?) and so he had some medications and had to have an inhaler. This is what a baby inhaler looks like: Grandma and Uncle Robbie came to hang out. Grandma was only too happy to take over my precious cuddle time with Jaden. Jake and Robbie had a blast hanging out together! Boy did we have fun with them, but we were pooped out after they left! And because the movies went over so well last time, we decided to add some more. Some are kind of long, so you don't have to watch them if you don't want to. We have some of Jaden's first time at the beach
Jaden laughing at Grandma
and Jaden with his teething ring.