Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Nathan's 3rd Birthday - January 22nd

Happy Birthday little guy! We celebrated Nathan's 3rd birthday with a very small party at our house. Nathan was very clear that he wanted a Buzz Lightyear birthday cake, so Aunt Kristin made the cake and cupcakes and we supplied the ice cream. The problem with giving Nathan a Buzz cake is that he didn't want to cut it or eat it. He did love his mint chocolate chip ice cream and had fun licking it and trying to feed himself with his own spoon. Nathan's very favorite part of the party was getting a brand new bike. I just wish that his birthday was a little closer to the warmer weather months so that he could get more use out of it.

I really didn't want Nathan's 3rd birthday to come. It brought with it the end of early intervention and the start of preschool. I will have to post some pictures of a few of Nathan's therapists that did so much to help him!

I'm really pleased with the progress that Nathan is making. He has come so far in the past three years. I just have to keep reminding myself that Nathan's Pierre Robin just adds to the normal oral aversion that many heart babies are prone to. He is making progress but typically children like Nathan need to set their own time table. Its going to be a L.O.N.G. time before Nathan no longer needs his g-tube. We just need to keep giving him lots of positive eating experiences and to work very patiently with him. I still feel very fortunate that we are just struggling with eating, frustrating as that can be sometimes. What a blessing it has been to have so much support from family, doctors, therapists, babysitters, and above all a loving Heavenly Father.

Here is Nathan's stats at 3 years old:

Weight: 29lbs 1 oz.
Height: 36 inches

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