"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, July 12, 2008

First Trip to the Zoo

We went to the zoo this morning. We tried to get there early before the humidity got bad, but it was still pretty miserable. Connie did well, but was thoroughly disinterested in the animals for the most part. The water bottle he was drinking from was way cooler. Here are a couple of pics we took today.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Weight Check/OT Update

Connie's OT came this morning and he showed off by eating diced green beans, diced pears, several bites of chewy peanut butter granola bar, 6 oz of a yogurt smoothie, 1.25 oz of pureed chicken and 1 jar of pureed soup. He pretty much eats anything you give him and is handling it all very well. If he puts too much in he'll spit some out, but for the most part is not gagging much, if at all, anymore. Over the past couple of weeks he's eaten things like drumstick ice cream cones, cupcakes with icing, cookies, rice, refried beans, guacamole, salsa, nutrigrain bars, crackers, tortilla chips, dum dum lollipops and fitz's strawberry soda. Everything in moderation, right? Seriously, we've been at lots of parties and celebrations so he's gotten to sample lots of things just so we could kind of see what he'd do with them. Very encouraging. Ms. Carla is even talking about not needing to come much anymore and by the fall he'll either be on monthly visits or no visits at all! Same with Ms. Jenni, the dietician. She came today too and his weight is up almost 2 lbs. in less than a month. He's perfectly proportioned, in the 50%ile for height, weight, weight for age and weight for height. Looking at him and at Mary Kathleen, I think he's the size he would be if he didn't have a heart condition and a year like he has had. His new weight is 24 lbs. 9.6 oz. Yay, Connie!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Cute Pics

Connie watching the parade, riding rides at the 4th of July Carnival and eating a Cookie Monster Cupcake at his cousin Liam's 1st Birthday party! What a big weekend!