as everyone knows i am getting closer to my due date..and having a young child with special needs and no babysitter has had me thinking on what to do with him while i'm in the hospital..sam and i have come up with the perfect solution for US! during labor and delivery we will invite someone to watch vince..if he is asleep then this person will sit in the backround very close to vince (i'm taking his travel bed) incase he were to wake up..otherwise if he is awake we will try having him in the room-the same person will still hold him in a chair or such...if he becomes too "noisy" or not listening they will go to the waiting room...there will be 1 other person in the room with a camera for those 1st moments of the new baby's life! we will allow those 2 people to stay for a while and after that we will give the new baby his 1st bath and have our 1st family of 4 time! vince will be staying at the hospital from about dinner until the next morning..he will have a few cars and i'm getting him a portable dvd player and cat in the hat dvd's to help entertain! sam will take him home for a few hours in the day for a break and "rough play"...i will only be in the hospital 1-2 days after delivery..BUT with vince rarely having a babysitter i feel he'd be more stressed staying without us..along with that i want him as involved as possible! it's working well and he is not yet jealous,although i know that can change but i think this is the best for all of us!
he is still doing alright..some more asthma trouble and tummy issues but they are getting better! his weight is still the same at 30 pounds but i'm glad he's not losing..his ribs are much more noticable though..he has gone 9 months now with no gain!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
I have decided now that vince is getting older alon with the fact that some of his "family" doesn't seem to care much about him or his health i will be making this blog private! please be sure to leave an email address so i can add you to the "invited group"!!! Vince's lungs are doing amazing as far as bacteria goes! he is currently only growing staph which he has had atleast since his very 1st throat culture when he was 3 weeks and 2 days old..so this is great! the heat has caused vince a large amount of trouble with his asthma,i'd say worse than the cold this summer! he is on ventolin and advair inhalers and is not on singulair..i add this crushed to his juice and he does not even notice! it is helping a TON! he is now taking all of his oral medications! his prevacid is also put into his juice..he takes childrens gummy bear vitamins at a 4 year old dose! he also takes gummy fiber chews! i like these better than miralax for him! it feels like less of a medication! and both of his dr's approved it! he even takes his creon 12,000 (enzyme) before his pediasure! BUT it's still not helping him gain weight! and he's getting 1-2 pediasure 1.5 in daily! thats 360 calories per can! he is eating new flavors of cherrios..he bit a bite out of an apple this week which he spit out,but the fact that his teeth went into it is amazing! he chewed a small piece of pretzle at therapy this week and gagged multiple times but was able to work through it! there are so many things that he is doing now! he is fully potty trained (within a week) and only at the age of 2! he still wears a diaper at bed,and i'm thinking about working on that around age 3 or when baby comes! (since i will be up in the night anyway i can get him up as well) he i just doing amazing! he has lost a few more ounces putting him right at 30.0lbs! any more weight lost and he will be under 30..as i start buying things for the new baby and reading more weight limits alot of them go up to 25 and 30lbs! such as infant swings! it's just crazy! his ped said his weight is not good but it's not the worst,and the fact that he is filled with muscle is keeping him looking good and not scrawny! he is talking more now too! he will be starting preschool this fall which i'm both glad and sad...i can't believe he's growing up! in exactly 1 month it will be the 2 year anniversary of his 3rd/last hospital admission date!