Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall News

The earliest we could schedule Mikan's stoma revision was for the end of next month. That time period is a big question mark for us since it is dangerously close to baby #2's arrival (I'm 31 weeks now), but we'll manage. At the beginning of November, Mikan's ENT will decide whether or not to add ear tubes and tonsil and adnoid removal to his surgery list.

Over the past few weeks Mikan has been making some great progress with his speech and eating. He is more vocal, trying to imitate more of our words. He's also getting a little more adventurous with his foods. Over the weekend he stole some of Grandma's sweet potato fries off her plate, and tonight he took a few bites of a pancake. He licked the syrup off at first, but then actually ate it. Like chewed and swallowed it. He still only takes dry foods consistently, but hopefully this is a sign of good things to come. Perhaps he's just more excited now that Notre Dame is finally on a winning streak.


Hope said...

Mikan looks great! I'm glad he's trying new foods. Ava only eats dry foods too.

Michelle and Sean said...

He is looking like a big boy!! So super cute!!

I hope things go smoothly with his surgerys and the delivery of the new baby!!

I'm excited to hear how both go!!

Will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

Amy said...

Go, Mikan! Way to go...stealing sweet potato fries! Whoo-hoo!

Alicia said...

Mikan is looking so awesome! I hope the surgeries will coordinate well with the new baby's timing.

I am so happy to hear that his speech and eating are going so well! Great job, Mikan!

MoDLin said...

I hope Mikan's surgery goes smoothly. (Those are adorable photos, BTW.) Here's hoping he is recovered and feeling fine by the time your little one arrives. I look forward to future updates.