Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Slow and Steady

Since Daddy is in Chicago with work all week, the babies and I decided to take a little trip of our own. We are visiting my parents (Gran & Poppy) for the week. Lucky for us Drake's wonderful nurse has family in the area; therefore she is able to stay with her family at night and still be with us during the days. Having more helpers has been really nice, but Drake and Kennedy are so afraid they will miss something that they have not been napping at their usual rate.

Tonight I went out to dinner with my sister, brother-in-law, brother & his girlfriend. We left all 3 babies (Drake, Kennedy & their cousin Jacob) with Gran and Poppy. It was a real treat to get out of the house and have some conversations with adults! On our way home my sister received an S.O.S. text message from Gran. When we arrived back at their house, Jacob was quite upset (overly tired) and Drake and Kennedy were good. Great job, little ones!

Kennedy is a giggle box from the moment she wakes up each morning. As soon as she sees me coming in to get her up, she begins smiling and laughing. She continues to be full of joy throughout the day. We have been working with her on sitting up, and she is really showing progress. The developmental doctor also said that Kennedy is ready to be introduced to rice cereal, and I'm looking forward to trying that this week. She is already trying to hold her bottles, so it will be interesting to see what she thinks about a spoon. Today I was using her favorite toy while I was playing with Drake. She completely lost interest in her play gym and everything Gran was using to distract her; she was fixated on her toy that Drake was using. She is learning about sharing at an early age...never too early to start.

After our feedback from the developmental doctor, we have been working with Drake on his neck and trunk control. He is not a huge fan of tummy time, so we generally have to trick him into thinking it was his idea. I guess this makes him a typical guy :) He has really done well with tracking, and we are hoping to see this continue to improve. The developmental doctor said he may need further testing for a cortex impairment, meaning he may only be seeing intermittently. We will continue to work with him and pray that this is not the case. Over the past few days he has taken an interest in his little mirror, and we have been excited to see this. Slow and steady...one day at a time.


  1. Love em all - such cuties!


  2. The pictures of them holding hands are absolutely precious.

    You two are doing such a wonderful job. All four of you are in my thoughts every day.

  3. Oh they are looking so good! Love the pictures of them holding hands!!! Warms my heart. Gad to see how well they are both doing. Not sure if the docs will let Drake out to participate but if you are able to this year get a team together to walk in the March for Babies in Dallas. You all would love it and you get to meet so many families who have been in so many different and similar situations. If you are interested but not sure where to start let me know and I can put you in touch with the right person. Once Kennedy figures out how to really hold that bottle there will be no stopping her and she will start to tear the bottle away from your hands. lol it is the cutest thing to see. Hope you had a great Valentines day together!

  4. Love the hand holding picture :)
    Glad you got some family time and a change of scenery!