Not too much time these days to update as much as I would like. But things are slowly settling down, and slowly routine is coming back to the Ski House. Slowly. The best update I could give at this point in time regards the Joy, Pure Joy, Abounding Joy, that Grady has brought to our life. Speaking for myself, I am so extremely in love with him that the only tears that are shed, are the deepest feelings of Love. I can’t begin to tell you how attached I am to him already. Sharing the love between Mason and Grady isn’t hard at all, but something rings different when it comes to Grady. The hardest part of coming to terms with any emotions with Grady is how when I look at him, I never see a diagnosis or an extra chromosome, I just see my little boy. I find it exhausting when people meet Grady and physical characteristics are brought up because, I am fully equipped with God Goggles, Mommy Shades, The Tunnel Vision of LOVE: when I see Grady, I see ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes and a nose.
The Pediatric Cardiologist cleared Grady’s heart this week, and gave him the healthiest report. He has already gained 5 oz. and is up to 7 lbs 4oz. Breast milk is working wonders. He sleeps almost all through the night, I am waking him to feed in the middle of the night to keep his weight gain on track. As soon as his pediatrician gives me the go ahead we are going to make it a full night, I am sure of it. Mason is coming to terms with Grady and likes to help me burp him. It is too cute. We are working through his sibling rivalry moments with cookies and hugs.
We met with the County Early Intervention Service Coordinator today and started the process to get him all the services he needs to achieve all the goals he can. At this point, eating, sleeping and pooping is his earliest acheivement. GO Grady!
Life is Good. More pictures soon 🙂