Thursday, October 25, 2007

At the Dentist

I took Will to the dentist yesterday and well, she really couldn't tell me anything. They took x-rays to make sure that he had perminant teeth, which he does. We could also see the other baby teeth on the x-ray and they all looked to be in the right spot, so that is good. She just said that we would have to keep an eye on the tooth that is growing in funny. So nothing to really report other than we need to start brushing Will's 6 teeth. I told her to wish me luck on that one!
Last night we took the kids to the Pumpkin Prowl at the zoo. The zoo was open until 9pm for Halloween fun. Caroline wore her Tinkerbell costume. We didn't put Will in his Peter Pan costume because we didn't want him to get sick before Trick or Treat! We just dressed him really warm. Caroline had a great time. The zoo was decorated for halloween and their was a craft project for her to do. She just thought that it was neat that we got to eat dinner at the zoo!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Gaining weight!

Went to the dietician today. Will weighed 16 pounds 5 ounces. He had gained 5 ounces in one month, our goal was 8 ounces. We are now going to add something called duocal to his formula. Normal formula has 20 calories per ounce. We add a half of scoop more of formula to every four ounce bottle making each ounce 24 calories. By adding the duocal we are going to make each ounce 30 calories which should get him gaining. The dietician would like Will to be up to 18 pounds, that is our goal. By getting him up to 18 pounds he would be in the 50 percential for weight and height on the RTS growth chart (RTSweeties have their very own growth charts!). We go back in a month to check his weight again.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Teeth Troubles

Good Morning!
We are having some teeth troubles!! I told you before that Will is getting about 4 new teeth. He has his top front two teeth and the tooth right next to those are starting to worry me. The tooth is coming in sideways (what should be the side of the tooth is pointing to the front of his mouth) and almost in front of the other tooth. I think that I am going to take him to a dentist and see what they say. It may be hurting him, it is really close to the front tooth and may be pushing it.
He has also started to bite. He made Caroline cry twice yesterday because he bit her on the leg. He is a very oral kid, meaning he puts anything and everything in his mouth. Plus, he is cutting teeth. So I am not sure if this is a teething issue or a behavior issue. I really don't think that he is trying to hurt her, maybe just wants to see what she tastes like (chicken?) I tell him no but he just looks at me and smiles! Then I have to laugh because he is sooo cute meanwhile, Caroline is crying! Sigh. What to do, what to do...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Noah!!!

Today is Will's very best friend Noah's 1st Birthday! You all will remember Noah and his family, they are the family that we met while at Disney. And Will could not stop kissing him!! Say a little prayer for Noah today on his very special birthday!
Noah, have a fabulous birthday! We love you and hope to see some pictures of the chocolate cake in your EARS!!!

Here is a picture of Noah and Will taken when we met at DisneyWorld.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

New Shoes

It has been awhile since I have posted, which is a good thing, right!? Will has been doing pretty well. He has been working on two more new teeth. Yikes! So he has been taking Motrin like mad!
Last night was a bad night. He woke up around 10:30pm and did not go back to sleep until about 3am. He was crying and screaming but there was nothing that I could do. I gave him Motrin, Prevacid (for reflux, stomach acid), orajel and I tried to feed him. He wanted nothing to do with it. So we just sat there and cried. It was a rough night. I hope that he does better tonight, but I am not going to hold my breathe. I still have not figured out what the problem was last night but I hope that he is over it.
We have an appointment with the Dietition on Monday. We are curious to see how much he weighs, like usual. He is really liking the avacodo right now, so that is really good.
During all of Will's therapy sessions lately the therapists have been doing their evaluations. They have to evaluate Will every 6 months then we have a meeting with the service coordinator and all of the therapists. We all discuss our goals for Will and what he has achieved. We find out where he is developmentally and things that we need to work on, etc. We are going to be having our meeting on the 23rd.
We went shopping yesterday...on the list was new shoes for Will and a halloween costume for Caroline. Will got a pair of Stride Rite shoes that are to give him support around his ankles and they only cost a small fortune. But I think he will be walking soon! So the fortune is worth it! Here is a picture of Will trying them out!
Caroline came home with a Tinkerbell costume along with Tinkerbell wings and shoes to match! The kids are going to be Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. Don't worry, I will be taking pictures! Caroline thinks that Josh should be Captain Hook and I should be Wendy. We will have to see about that, the jury is still out!