"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

Thursday, September 24, 2009

No Cavities

Connie's visit to the dentist went well. She said his little mouth is a bit overcrowded and we need to floss him already since his teeth are touching in the front. She told us that because of his history, his permanent teeth are likely to be less than perfect. She said that lots of times with kids who have had surgery or trauma as a young baby, they don't develop the right amount of enamel and are more cavity prone than most teeth. He may need to be a person that sees the dentist more than twice a year. We won't worry about that yet. We were also told once that he'd be cortically blind and he sees just fine so we'll continue to pray for health and expect that that is what God will give him. He loved the waiting room. It was decorated like a train station and had a little loft built in. He kept popping his head in the windows and saying, "Boo!"
Here's a new pic of our boy playing with his train table (thanks Amy!)...

. . .with his new train shirt!

New Baby Beckemeier is due April 13, 2010!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Just Gotta Brag

Connie's speech is improving by leaps and bounds! Today he said several PHRASES! Mookie had the iPod and he wanted it so he said, "I wanit" (I want it.). I had been telling him it was Mookie's turn and he'd get a turn later and when we got home he started toward the front door and then turned around and reached out with both hands and said, "My toon" (My turn.). He has a little string of lights in his room of cowboy hats and we turned them on for the first time today but unplugged them later and tonight he asked to "Pug it" (Plug it). This is so exciting!

Tomorrow he's going to the dentist, but just for a look. He's not taking any antibiotics before hand because they aren't going to do anything in his mouth but take a look, count teeth, etc. No cleaning or scraping or anything that might make his gums bleed. He's going to get his flu shot soon, but we'll wait until after he's six weeks post-op for that. Hopefully an H1N1 shot will be available for him too. His cardiologist wants him to have it.

Other than that, not much is new around here. He's been, according to Greg, more active than he's been his entire life. He spends his days standing at the train table, going up and down the stairs, sliding and swinging at the playground with Mary Kathleen and doing everything in his power to aggravate her when she's trying to do anything that little brothers can possibly mess up. She's trying to learn to "ignore" but if she's anything like her mommy, that's a lesson she'll never "get".