Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We're off to a great start

I’ve been meaning to update, but as Clairee from Steel Magnolias said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me.”

The new year ended with a visit to the Emergency Room. Austin began screaming and was inconsolable after his bath. Ryan and I were both terrified. Luckily, the wait wasn’t very long and we were in and out of the ER in 40 minutes. Write that down in the record books. Austin had ANOTHER ear infection. My poor baby and his ears. Those tubes cannot come soon enough. His MRI is scheduled for next week and hopefully it will rule out anything serious concerning the eye movement.

I was really concerned about Austin not eating table foods. Dr. C said children with Down syndrome have a greater chance of choking and can struggle when being introduced to table foods. I decided to try Gerber “lil’crunchies.” He didn’t do well with the puffs, so I was skeptical. The lil crunchies are bigger, too. However, he took to them really well and had no issues. In fact, he LOVES them! We have since moved on to gold fish, graham crackers, cooked carrots and his current favorite: Gerber cereal bars. He’s still working on his fine motor skills and we’re practicing picking up food and eating it. This is such a HUGE step for Austin and we’re so, so proud of his progress!

I’ll leave you with pictures:

New "Big Boy" carseat



  1. He is such a handsome little man! Hope those tubes make all the difference in his ears!

  2. I hope the tubes make him better too! he is such a vibrant little boy, such personality just oozes from these photos!

  3. My goodness, he is just the cutest little thing!! Sorry about his ears. That is one thing we haven't had to deal with at all!! I hope the eating continues to go well. That has been one of our biggest struggles. Uugghh!! I wish I had worked harder on it when she was a lot younger. Keep up the good work and give Austin a big kiss from Ella.