How Time Goes SO Fast!

Well it was one year ago today that grandma, A and I headed to Toronto Sick Kids for his sleep study and ended up admitted. I can’t believe how fast time goes and that it has already been a full year! It feels like yesterday that we were there.

In great news, A’s dietitian was here yesterday and he has gained TWO pounds in just under a month!!!!!!! He has not gained ANY weight in 13months so this is awesome. Nothing has changed except for the type of formula that he is on (we recently switched to Peptamen Jr) hoping that it would help with his emptying and possibly help him with sleeping. Peptamen is much more broken down than the Nutren Jr he has been on. So we are thinking that his body his metabolizing this new stuff MUCH better and letting him gain weight. We will have another weigh in, in three weeks time to see what it is like then.

A’s sleep has been improved this week which I shouldn’t mention because I always seem to jinx myself, but I am hoping that this will continue. I’ll tell you, ever since November it has been a nightmare and can’t be healthy for him nor for I!

This week we have also noticed a LOT more gagging with him. I am not too sure what this is from, but yesterday it was pretty constant and frustrating. Last night at 6:30pm he also had one of his new big spells that he has not had since my birthday on December 12th. They are so scary and I just wish that someone would figure out what on earth is going on with him when he does these.

As for some better news, A continues with his constant babbling. It is SO cute and daddy and I just laugh all the time at him because it is like he really thinks that he is talking. There are definitely new sounds that we are hearing and this is so exciting. Last night it sounded like he was saying “I could”. We are also hearing “b”, “d” and “n” sounds. And actually today is his 18month hearing age so we are hoping for more from him down the road. Like mama!

Understanding. It is really starting to show. Last night he was laying on the floor and daddy was on the couch. I would say “where is daddy?” and he would turn to look and smile. Then I would say “where is hockey?” and he would look at the TV. I kept going and he was just turning back and forth constantly!

As well when someone comes into the house he immediately starts babbling on and on and gets very excited. Yesterday he was doing some OT with his therapist (sitting) and grandma walked in. Well he immediately started babbling and smiling. I really think he is starting to recognize WHO people are.

This kid LOVES hockey. It doesn’t even matter what team is playing, if he sees it on the TV then he wants to watch it. If you are changing the channels and you put it on a hockey game and then change it again, he will complain until you put it back. It is very cute. Well most of the time! haha Gets a bit frustrating when you want to watch a show but he does NOT want to. Seems that he is getting his way VERY much lately! Who wouldn’t give this adorable guy his own way though????

In my last bit of exciting news!!!

Yes, we are pregnant again! This came as a HUGE shock to both of us but we are thrilled now that things have settled in. As you all know, I had a miscarriage on November 18th at about 5.5weeks. Well around Christmas I started to wonder why I had not gotten a period yet. Thought nothing much of it though but it was in the back of my mind. Pregnancy by the way was the LAST thing I was thinking! haha Aunt K had even asked me on Boxing Day if I could be pregnant and I said “no way!” Well December 30th I did a pregnancy test just for the heck of it and sure enough it was positive. Had NO IDEA how far along or anything. Especially since we had decided we were going to wait until after my brother and his fiance get married in May.

So I go to my doctor yesterday. He tells me that it is probably very unlikely that I am pregnant and that the positive result could be meaning that I had some tissue left over from the miscarriage. He said that you usually do not get pregnant IMMEDIATELY after a miscarriage. Well I told him that if I wasn’t then something was wrong because I have been very nauseous this week. So he sends me downstairs for blood work to check my HCG levels and tells me he will call me Monday.

Well I get a call this morning from him. My levels are 56,000!!! He said that puts me about six weeks. So I go for an ultrasound today at 2pm. Well I am 7 weeks and 3 days! We got to see the little peanut and its heart rate was 148. Very cool! So my due date is August 25th….lets pray that this baby waits until August!!!!

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8 responses

  1. Justinich Family

    Shannon, Great news about Ashton’s progressive babbling, sounds and cognitive progress and of course about your new little surprise coming in August. I will think good thoughts that things go well and you have a very uneventful 40 week pregnancy.

    January 10, 2009 at 5:09 am

  2. Nathali

    Congratulations!!! That is such exciting news!!!

    January 10, 2009 at 10:33 pm

  3. Adam and Andrew

    Congratulations and wishing you 9 long boring months until this baby arrives!

    January 11, 2009 at 3:53 am

  4. The Hull Munchkins

    How wonderful!! So excited for you Shannon!! Your little peanut looks so cute. Pregnancy sure can be an adventure after a preemie. I hope yours goes very smoothly without any complications. I just got a cerclage yesterday at 14 weeks. we are due July 5th!So happy to hear about Ashton’s listening/hearing skills! Babbling is a great sign. He sounds so smart!Thanks for the update.-Patty

    January 11, 2009 at 3:57 am

  5. BusyLizzyMom

    Congratulations Shannon. Ashton will be such a great big brother.

    January 13, 2009 at 1:40 am

  6. Miracles

    Great news!! Not at all what I was expecting to read. It sounds like things are going in a great direction for all of you. We’ll have to get together soon. XOXO

    January 13, 2009 at 3:05 am

  7. ladydianne

    Wow! Awesome! Congratulations! I can’t wait! Good work Jeff! loveSean M.

    January 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm

  8. ladydianne

    Wow! Awesome! Congratulations! I can’t wait! Good work Jeff! loveSean M.

    January 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm

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