Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day a week late to all the moms and moms-to-be out there! Our Mother’s Day was a bit different than planned, but still very nice. The original plan was to go up to my Grandma’s house and spend the day with family. We had to alter this when Max got sick Saturday night. He didn’t have much appetite on Saturday but was otherwise okay. Then when Jeff and I went in to check on him before we went to bed, the poor kid had thrown up and then gone back to sleep! We got him all cleaned up, the sheets changed, got him back to bed, and about 15 minutes later we heard some odd noises…and he had thrown up again. Repeat the cleaning, and then I slept in his room because we were afraid we’d miss it if he threw up again, since he didn’t make any fuss. Thankfully he slept the rest of the night and there was no further throwing up. So Sunday we took it easy, he seemed to be doing pretty well so we ventured out to Taco del Mar for lunch, took a couple walks, and hung out at home.

This week marks another growing-up milestone in our boy’s life. I’ve written before about how Max loves to suck his right thumb while pulling his left cuff over his hand and holding onto it. With the warmer weather, we decided it was time to transition him to sleeping in short sleeves…which of course means no cuff. Overall he’s done really well, there is a bit of crying when he goes to bed at night and when he wakes up in the morning, but not as bad as we thought it might be. The thumb without the cuff just doesn’t seem to be as comforting. We put a small blanket in the crib with him in the hopes that he’d use it in place of the cuff, but so far no such luck.

On Friday Max’s physical therapist will come to our house and do an additional evaluation. Then at the next visit we will make a plan for his treatment. I will be sure to update as we know more!

A mother-son moment on Mother’s Day:

Eating chips like a big boy:

One of Max’s birthday gifts was a small ride-on car. He loves to sit on it and have us push him around, and he’s starting to get the hang out of moving himself on it, though he’s more successful going backwards than forwards. Here is cruising in the kitchen:

Have a good week!

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