My Little Man Is 19 Months Old!

I can hardly believe it that A is 19 months old today! I look back and wonder where the time has gone. I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. The hospital stay felt never ending and he sure gave us some good scares. But in the end he has come through it all and time has just flown by! It is even harder to believe that in just five months he is going to be 2 years old!

Grandma came over this morning and daddy and I went and did some stuff that we had needed to do. I had some stuff to return to the mall and had a ton of bills to pay. We got a new fish for our tank too. A loves watching the fish all the time. The first thing he looks for in the morning is the TV and if that isn’t on then he is looking at the fish. It is kinda cute.

A is pretty much himself today. He had a poop that was actually not even loose at all. So I guess his tummy is getting back to normal. Joyce was supposed to come tonight but she is still sick so she won’t be coming until next week. (Joyce, I hope you are feeling better soon!)

Yesterday I forgot to write my cute story about A. I had him in his swing and had put on one of his Baby Einstein DVDs. So I am in my room cleaning up a bit and then walk out down the hall and notice that A was smiling like crazy at the TV. So I come around the other side so he doesn’t see me and rewind it a little. And to my surprise it was a baby in the bath on the TV that he was smiling at. And I mean a FULL smile, almost laughing. I was so excited that he knew it was another baby! So I got out my video camera and then played it back a few more times and sure enough he smiles at the baby again! It was so cute! I was almost in tears because of the fact that I knew that he understood what he was seeing. It is the little things like this that make me stronger. And it is the simple things that so many parents don’t even think of. It is something that is expected to happen as a child grows so they don’t think much of it. Whereas to a mom of a preemie these things are amazing!

It is often a topic of discussion with other preemie moms that I talk to. And I really don’t think that a lot of people think the way that we do when their children do things. I mean I am sure that they are happy but when it is something so simple I don’t even think they think of it. A holds a toy for two seconds and I am excited. He sits in his bumbo chair and holds his head up for ten seconds and I am excited. When he gets his fingers to his mouth I am excited. I could go on and on.

Anyways tonight we went over to grandma and grandpas for dinner. Then J and I went and did our grocery shopping before picking A back up and coming home.

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