Tuesday, October 27, 2015

JJ 6 month check up

JJ is growing great and staying in the 15-20% range on the typical chart.  Once he get to 1 year they have a DS chart so that he can be compared to other kids just like him.

26 inches (21%)
16 lbs (14%)

JJ also had blood drawn for his thyroid and to check his CBC.  Both came back normal.  His ears are also looking good.  No infections or fluid build up in his tiny canals.  Great news!

Henry 3 year check up

Henry is BIG
3 ft 5" - (98%)
36 lbs - (85%)

He is a full inch taller than James and Blake at 3 years.  Dr Yannette said that he was the size of an average 4 1/2 year old.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Step Up for DS - Planet JJ

We had a great time at our first Step Up for Down Syndrome event!  Planet Fitness generously sponsored our team so we decided on the name Planet JJ!  We raised over $2100 and look forward to many more walks in future years!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

JJ - 6 months

JJ you are 6 months old!!  It has been a quick 6 months.  You are a very happy baby, but love to be held.  We got a new baby carrier so that I could hold you hands free and get things done!  You eat every 3 hours and take 5 6 oz bottles per day(Mommy is exclusively pumping).  You are a good night sleeper and a sporadic day napper.  You go down for bed around 7-8pm and wake up around 5-7am.  You usually take 3-4 short naps throughout the day.  Many of your naps are in the car.  You hate to have a wet/dirty diaper and get the biggest smile on your face when you get a new diaper.  You love to get your clothes changed and you also love bath time!  You love watching your brothers and when they aren't around I really think you miss them.  You are working hard at your therapy.  You are working towards supporting your head, sitting alone, and bearing weight on your arms.  You are wearing a size 2 diaper and 3-6 month clothes.