Chance is the name we gave our beautiful son. We wanted him to know exactly what he meant to us. He is our chance to become better people, our chance to learn and to grow, our chance at learning how to love unconditionally. This blog is dedicated to our first son. Our hope is that he will read it when he is older and realize just how much he has always meant to us.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Where does the time go?

Well Chancer's is growing up before my very eyes. I love all the new things he is doing, but boy sometimes i think back to those newborn days and get a tear in my eye. He is so big! At 4 months he was 15 pounds 13 ounces (50th %) and 24 inches(10th %)...still my little chunker. He just had his SB clinic, hip x-rays, renal ultrasound, urodynamics and MRI. Hips are in their sockets, only one kidney has hydronephrosis now! Urodynamics was a nightmare, it took way too long to do the tests, he was tired and hungry and they couldn't get the catheter in right so he got irritated. UGH. I don't even know if they got accurate results. I so wanted to have that information too...Little man also got new splints, they are saying he will need AFOs to walk...i'm still holding out that he will be strong enough without them. We might even get some home therapy started soon. He had some constipation issues for a little while, prune juice and water seem to be helping but his rash is getting worse...still trying out new cremes but nothing seems to be doing the trick. He is still up 1-2 times a night, pedi says not to feed him but WOAH would i have an unhappy baby if i tried that. He's my little formula monster!
New things with my sweetheart...

He just started laughing at noises and faces, i love it!

He has started some rice cereal and a couple other solids, still a work in progress

He's very close to sitting on his own, so strong!

Here is a video of the love of my life at 4 months:

My new from the Akin is that i may have hyperthyroidism. My numbers were off the charts so i have to see an endocrinologist. I'm getting my left kidney stone removed on September 29th, it's around 6mms.

DJ was in an accident in Afghanistan and had 3 leg surgeries. He will be coming home next week. Amber and family are finally back in the states, VA.

Here are some new pictures of Chance, God i can't believe how big he is!


Love you Chance baby!