May 2006

May 2nd, 2006 | by Matt |

It’s been quite a while since our last update! Kevin has been doing well and enjoying the nice weather. He has rolled over a few more times since the last post, but he just doesn’t seem to want to be on his belly. He’s getting to taste a lot of new flavors with his baby food and seems to like it. For him, though, everything is a big game and hilarious! It’s hard to get him to sit still for anything, because he’s always giggling and cooing and finding something funny. It’s like he has a little sense of humor already. He’s grabbing at things more and is starting to “play” with his toys. He mostly just shakes them around and plays with the things on his exersaucer, which he also enjoys a lot these days.

He had a visit to the cardiologist again today. He’s now 14 1/2 pounds and over 25 inches long. He’s still not a champion eater, but apparently he’s eating enough for his body to keep growing at a good pace. He’s small for his age, which we realize even more now that we take him out to places and see other babies! Everything looks stable as far as his heart condition goes. We are scheduled for another echo in June, and this time they will sedate him because he is way too wiggly to stay still for 45 minutes.

Last week we did our first pacemaker check by telephone. We have a small device that looks like a modem. We connect two small bracelet-like straps to his forearms which plug into the device, we dial in, and put the phone on top of it. It transmits signals to them which somehow tell them the condition of the pacemaker and how well it is working. We go up to Iowa City again in June for a more in-depth pacemaker check, but it seems to be doing just fine. We also go up to Iowa City in June to get his vocal chords checked again. June will be a busy month!

Sorry there are no new pictures up yet. We have been very neglectful in taking new pictures, so we don’t have any good ones to put up yet. We will snap some tomorrow and put them up asap!