Dashing between doctor appointments and enjoying first Christmas holiday as family

2011-12-16 13:22:41 by Megs Pollock, Patient Family, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.

We’ve officially made it through 2 out of 4 appointments for the week. We had a physical therapy and 6 month check up this morning. Jordan is working on rolling over and using his arms to help him maneuver around.

The pediatrician was so nice. She was impressed at how well Jordan is doing sitting up. He also had his 6 month shots. It’s never fun to watch the little guy go from talking and smiling to a look of fear of what in the world just hit my leg.

As odd as it may sound, it is slightly comforting to hear him cry when he gets his shots. One of the nurses told us that sometime the kiddos with spina bifida don’t feel the needle because they lack feeling in their legs.

Jordan is  staying up on the growth charts. He's in the 75th percentile in height and weight categories. We've been making bets with friends and family about how much he weighs. We’ve got some chunky little thighs on our hands. I should have put some ice cream on the bet.

Jordan's head circumference jumped, but we already knew that. We have an appointment set up for today for an ultrasound and appointment with Dr. Hudgins, his pediatric neurosurgeon. We are praying the fluid on his brain is either consistent or less.

We are enjoying our first Christmas season together as a family. We ventured out to cut down a fresh tree, put up lights outside, baked some cookies, and took some fun Christmas pictures.

We've been having fun thinking up some traditions we’ll have as a family. What a blessing it is to share the story of Jesus’ birth for the first time with our little Peanut.

Read more about Megs and Randy’s journey of raising a child with spina bifida through her blog, Labor of Love.

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