We celebrated G’s first birthday with two parties this weekend – needless to say, the kid loves cake! We decided it’s a pretty good motivator for him to try self feeding! Now that he is a year, alot of people ask how he is doing developmentally. Before I had kids, I never would have known what he is or isn’t doing,so for those in that boat, I thought this might be helpful. It’s also helpful for us to know what stage he is, and to share with doctors when they ask about him overall.
There are so many little things we celebrate every day – he can open his hands, lift his arms above his head, drink a bottle without choking, is nowhere near “failing to thrive”, smiles, watches his sister, grabs his toes, sit up for a little while, pick up toys – all things we weren’t sure when of if he would be able to do. The next week we will learn more about next steps, but we are so thankful for what G has accomplished thus far!