Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2-months old

Has it really been 2 months since Josiah was born???  This is an amazing journey we are on.  I'm loving every minute of it.

Josiah had his first EI visit and he did very well.  He is a social little boy and likes the EI worker.  At this point, they simply monitor his movements, etc.  He's turning his head in both directions (favoring the right, slightly).  He tolerates laying on both sides.  He brings his hands up to his mouth.  Even on his side, he is able to bring his hands to mid-line and then to his mouth.  He is alert and enjoys looking around his environment.  He recognizes voices and searches for those he knows.  His eyes are big and bright :)  No delays evident, as of yet.  The EI professional has requested a PT and RN consult.  This is not due to any concerns, per se.  Rather, they want to assure that a whole team is in place in the event they are needed.

I enjoy facebook very much but am very selective with whom I'm friends with (I have to actually know you, for example lol).  Carl & I were recently introduced to a local group of parents.  They have a page on FB & we recently joined.  What an amazing group of people.  There are approximately 130 members.  They are all local and they are all raising a child with DS.  They have get-togethers once per month & special annual events.  We look forward to attending our first get-together & getting to know our new friends.

With the Holidays rapidly approaching, I have not yet made an appt for Josiah's "new baby" visit to Boston Children's DS clinic.  We'll likely schedule that for January.  His first clinic appt is scheduled for June.  At that time, he'll meet with their team of specialists.  They will monitor him approx. every 8 months until the age of 18.  What an amazing time & place we live in.  I thank God everyday that Josiah has such wonderful supports.  I know he will truly blossom into an incredible young man, just like his two brothers.

Josiah's older brothers are great.  James just turned two & cherishes every moment he is afforded to kiss his baby brother.  James will say, "Hi, baby!"  We have to keep reminding James that Josiah is not like his Elmo doll but rather a real baby.  James would love to fling him on the floor and play with him....hence the constant supervision :)  Jesse will be turning 5 in a few weeks.....I don't know where those 5 years went.  He's doing very well in preschool & adores his baby brother(s).  Jesse knows that Josiah has DS but it matters not.  Josiah is his brother - nothing more, nothing less.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention the best thing.  Yesterday, Josiah turned 2 months old & he smiled at me.  I mean a real ear-to-ear smile.  My heart melted!  As my friend said, "he turned 2 months old but you got the best present."  She's absolutely right!

God knew what he was doing when he sent us Jesse, James, and Josiah.  They are wonderful children & we couldn't ask for more.  If I had to go back and do it all over again.....I wouldn't change a thing <3


  1. You are going to love the Ds Clinic @ Children's!! We are VERY fortunate for all the supports these days!! Get involved in each & every one!! Landon will be 3 in February....he continues to lead the way!! I am looking forward to meeting you at one of our events!! BTW....Josiah will be wrestling around with his brothers in no time....just like Landon does with his brothers (Mason, 9 & Elijah, 6)!!

    1. Thanks, Kelly! We ARE very fortunate to have all these supports. I know how much it is going to benefit Josiah :) I'm looking forward to meeting you as well.