"How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you." Psalm 31:19
No news is good news, right?!? Sorry it has been awhile since we have posted, but there really has not been much to report. Kyle is busy doing typical baby stuff, which at this point is not very much! Food has been introduced into Kyle's diet over the last couple weeks. So far, Kyle has tried rice cereal, oatmeal, bananas, applesauce and pears. In the beginning, he really had no idea what to do with the food when it was placed in his mouth, and most of it ended up ON him instead on IN him. Slowly though, he is getting the hang of it. I wish I could say he is enjoying his food, but no matter what we try feeding him, he always seems pretty indifferent to the foods. Really, he could take it or leave it, but the doctor says it is good practice for him to keep at it. Nutritionally, Kyle receives everything he needs from his bottles, which are still a mixture of high calorie preemie formula, safflower oil, poly-visol vitamins and thickener.
Kyle has had two sessions with his Developmental Specialist, Mrs. Brady. I like really like his specialist and her philosophy, which is rather than have an intensive hour of therapy with Kyle every other week, she instead focuses her time on teaching his caregivers how to interact with Kyle during everyday activities. She has taught us different ways to carry Kyle, play with him, sit with him, talk with him, etc. that are all designed to assist with his development. Simple things like when we show him a toy, to hold it above his head which will force Kyle to look up and in turn work muscles in his neck and back he does not typically use. Or, when Kyle is on our lap, to bounce him on our knee which will help Kyle to develop his equilibrium and balance. The specialist is very pleased with Kyle's progress so far, and says that he is doing everything she would want him to and she does not feel there will be any long term problems or complications. Very reassuring for us to hear!
Thank you once again for all the prayers that have been offered up on behalf of our family. We are amazed at our God and His people.
Jennifer, Joe, Madison and Kyle