Happy Thanksgiving from our favorite turkeys!Gand C Tday 2013

 So much to be thankful for this year with lil G – no more concerns over his hearing, no more wondering if there is anything else going on with his brain, no seizures thus far, and more importantly, lil man is making so much progress in everything he does!

Last week, his OT mentioned he had changed so much just in the week – namely, he is not only opening his hands and holding things, but he even started holding his own bottle! This is huge!

Gholding bottle

He is doing really well with feeding himself milk, and we are hopeful we will be able to get him to start taking sippy cups soon. In addition to this milestone, when he is really motivated (usually bread or cookies), he will pick food off his highchair tray and put it in his mouth – this is another milestone we have been working towards for a very long time! He will shove as much food as he can fit, so we have to keep a close eye so he doesn’t choke himself, but he is doing awesome. He is also sitting pretty well and for longer periods of time, and is doing pretty well standing when motivated. He does not care for being on all fours (as if to crawl), but we will keep trying.

He has his 15th month check up and an appointment with an endocrinologist next week, and his opthamologist in a few weeks. He was evaluated for Orientation & Mobility therapy last week and we will probably start those therapies in the next month. They work closely with his vision therapist to help him overcome any fears of moving and being mobile due to being unable to see.  Having said that, his vision therapist also think he is doing awesome – he seems to focus on things he cares about (people he knows, favorite toys), but has a hard time filtering out the background.

So, as usual, lots coming up and lots going on! He also will start school in 6 weeks!! More about that in another post….until then, here is lil G with Daddy P at the beach – he loved the sand! G&Dad Rosemary 2013



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