|before the surgery!|
SLEEP DEPRIVED MOMMY AND DADDY:
Okay since we brought are little monster home he has been one of the greatest sleepers! Well that was until he got his hearing back and now wakes up at least two to three times a night! Some nights my little guy does not want to go back to sleep and because I am a weak mommy I put a movie in and we cuddle and watch cartoons! Then he ends up sleeping with me, which is kind of ironic because I have ALWAYS been the one that says " Babies sleep in there cribs!" I guess its different when it is your own and there is space on the bed for him! Remington makes me want to break all the rules. He just has away of making me do whatever he wants. YES our kids have COMPLETE control of us flocks! We have but no choice then to let them win! That is if we value what little sleep we are given and believe me when I say I VERY MUCH DO!
|cuddling with daddy!|
Our little super hero is now saying "DADADADADADADADADA!" although I worked on mommy for months Dallen still got the first word! I tell Dallen all the time it is just because it is easier(it makes me feel better) but in away I am so happy it was his first word! Dallen will KILL me for saying this but you should see his face every time Remi says "dada" He just lights up! He seriously is such a proud daddy! Plus I get so many first that only mommy's get and so I guess I can give him this one....BUT...the next word better be mommy! He is also sitting pretty much on his own these days(with the occasional tip over)! He is eating baby food and has a strong love for Squash and Carrots. He has a strong hate for most fruits( I know odd) Green beans and Peas! If you choose either of these green devils, you better be ready to doc and cover because he will spit them back at you! Remington is getting so big it is crazy to me. At his six month appointment our little man was weighing in at a whooping 17 pounds and 11 ounces(which might be normal for average babies but for a baby with DS it is AMAZING! To put this into perspective a usual 18 month old DS baby weighs about what Remi does right now) Remington is also 27 and a half inches long which is also AMAZING! The other day we actually were shopping and a father with a nine year old Ds boy, stopped to talk to us about Remington(this happens a lot, the DS community is so loving and opened)! He was so was amazed at how big and healthy Remi looked! This made Dallen and I smile, it is always nice to hear from others how great your child is ha ha ha!
Rem's therapist Sue is doing lots of new things with Remington! He now has a ball that he sits on and bounces! We also practice our Superman flying tactics by laying on our bellies and rolling on the ball. While mommy holds our feet! He usually loves this but is not really a big fan of the sitting and bouncing. This is to help him to have better balance and to build that upper body core. I am going to have one buff baby on my hands. I have to tell you I feel so blessed to have the medical team that we have for Remington. Sue being at the top of that list!
SILLY BUTTERFIELD DAYS:
I thought I would end this entry on a high with some of the funny things that have happened in the past couple weeks. I am sure most of you have heard by now my story of how we get Remington to be quite in the car these days but for the few that have not heard I will go ahead and tell the story anyways. Remington has acquired and strong dislike for the car rides. One day I was driving home from work and he was just screaming. I had pulled over tried to clam him down and nothing was working. So I did what any mother on her last thread of normalcy would do! I turned up my music and tried my best not to think about the baby crying in the backseat! It just so happened that the song on my ipod was an old high school classic "There it go (the Whistle song)!" I know embarrassing but it gets me every time! Remington also was very touched by the song! He went from screaming to a peaceful sweet ray of sunshine! I thought maybe this was a mistake so I changed the song and he started crying again. So needless to say we drive around town these days rocking out to the "Whistle song!" Dallen is very worried we have produced a little "RAPPA!"
Well that is a pretty good idea what is going on around our place and what we are looking forward to in the future. We love all of you so very much and are so thankful for all your love and support that you show to us each and every single day!