Monday, November 29, 2004

November 29, 2004

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been! Other than a few minor problems, our move went well and we are slowly getting everything unpacked! Our home is starting to look like a home! We are very happy and thankful! We were supposed to have home phone and internet service on Monday the 22nd, but a problem with one of the main telephone lines caused a delay. Our cell phone bill won't be pretty this month!

Jacob is doing great! He has a cold/ ear infection right now, but with antibiotics and some antihistamines, he will be better in no time! He seems to like the new house, especially the big kitchen were he plays in his walker! His sleeping patterns are a little whacky right now, but we know he will get back to his normal schedule when he starts feeling better. 

You may have noticed that the guestbook is no longer on the website. I have removed it because I was having some trouble with it. If I can fix the problem, it will be back up soon. If not, there's always email right? =)

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

November 17, 2004

As noted on the Home Page, Jacob went to a VI (Visually Impaired) playgroup at Rainbows United Tuesday evening. He did great considering he had not napped all day. He played with some neat toys, felt feathers and interacted with another child. By the time we left, he was asleep! 

Yesterday Brett noticed J has top teeth coming in! Well, they are just below the gum, but are visible. Right now, he has two in on the bottom. One is all the way in; the other is just coming through the gum! What a cute grin he will have soon! (Not that is isn't cute now!)

In Family is a very exciting day! Brett and I will be closing on the house! The final walk-through will be in the morning and then closing this afternoon. Also today, J has a therapy visit, and I have Class. It is going to be a busy, but fun day! 

Saturday, November 13, 2004

November 13, 2004

Another busy week has passed! On Tuesday, J started showing signs of a cold. His nose was runny and he was coughing. He saw his pediatrician Wed though, for a normal check up, so the timing was good so to speak. The Doc listened to his lungs and they were clear. She advised Brett, who took him to the appt., to give him children's Tylenol cold. Also, during his visit, J had to get five shots! Poor thing had five little Band-Aids on his legs. One of the shots was the flu vaccine, which caused him to run a low-grade fever and not sleep very well Wed night. He is feeling much better now!

Brett and I are scheduled to have the final walk-through and closing next Wednesday (the 17th) on the house. As you can imagine, we are both very excited. We are also hopeful that the weather will not be too bad on moving day, the 20th. The cold we can handle, but if it rains or snows, we will have problems! 

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers about Jacob and our new home. We are grateful. 

Friday, November 5, 2004

November 5, 2004

Jacob went to see Dr. V. today. His left retina is still retracting although only a small portion has begun reattaching. Dr. V wants to keep watching it and maybe in a few months he will perform another surgery. We don't expect the left eye to do as well as the right, but we still have hope! 
J visited with Dr. Johnson, his ophthalmologist, on Monday. He has decided to increase the power of his contact lens. A new one was ordered and should be in within a week or so. So far, J has reacted well to his contact. Dr. Johnson agrees that there is a noticeable difference to his reaction to his surroundings. That's definitely a good sign!

Also, this week, Jacob worked with his physical therapist. She is very pleased with his progress and thinks he's on the right track to crawling. She gave us some exercises to try with him too. We hope he is crawling by Christmas! Wouldn't that be exciting!?