I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord
Psalm 27: 13-14

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Update on Evan

My friend Grace sent Evan the most awesome outfits from Scotland. This is one of them. I LOVE how it is spelled mUmmy!!!!! Ignore the clutter around the back of Evan!! I was working on our company GST remittance!!
Another one of the outfits from Grace. LOVE the hat, and the pj's are soooo cozy!! Thank you thank you Grace!!
Evan playing around in his exersaucer.
Dressing up Zac's gravesite. There are a few other of the childrens graves with this same scare crow! I needed a taller marker for when it snows, and with the other childrens graves dressed up like this it almost makes it more peaceful when visiting knowing other parents do the same thing.
On the 28th of this month Evan will be 5 months (corrected age). On Monday Evan had his regular visit at the Kinsmen Childrens Center for his Alvin Buckwold Development Program. We had extra appointments for this one meeting additionally with a speech/language therapist and the pediatrician there. Evan's OT and Physio are still very pleased with Evan's development, but have told us that they discourage the use of jolly jumpers and exersaucers because it is hard on little ones developing hip bones and muscles. It can promote stiffening of the muscles because they are on tippy toes. Ummmmmm, I was totally bummed about that because those are the two things in my living room and Evan LOOOOOOVES both of them. He never stays in them long, but he has a riot when he gets to. I will still allow him the odd play session. His OT did say that 5 minutes here and there won't hurt. So 5 minutes it is!!
Evan was weighed and measured there too before seeing the pediatrician. As of October 19th Evan weighs 15lbs 1 3/4ounces and is 25 1/2 inches (64cms) long. He is in the 25th percentile for height/weight and head circumferance. The pediatrician was very happy with Evan and said we have a "very delightful boy". I agree! ;)
The speech/language therapist just watched Evan's interaction and watched his mouth/tongue movements and then I gave Evan a bottle and she watched how he drank. She too was very pleased with things and said she has no concerns. Of course Evan wasn't doing his crazy jabber talk because all his appointments started right when he should have been going down for his nap! He totally missed his morning nap and that just threw him off all day. Poor little guy! But he did really good! He was a trooper! So overall, Evan is meeting all his milestone development marks and doing great.
Evan's new favorite thing to do is get his toes in his mouth. Today my mom watched him while I was out at an appointment and she said that he got his big toe in his mouth and just started sucking on it like crazy! Now THAT is new!! Too funny!! I'll REALLY have to keep his feet clean now!! He always has toe-jammers from his socks, and since he can get them off and toes in the mouth...ugh...I don't want him with a mouth full of sock fuzz!
We will all be getting the H1N1 and flu vaccine in our house this year for Evan's sake. Evan will also be vaccinated for RSV in November. With this being his first season of cold/flu/RSV and now H1N1 we have to be very very cautious! The key is keeping Evan healthy :)
Anyhow, that's the latest update. Evan is forever our sunshine and our little clown with a constant smile on his face :) He is awesome!!


  1. CUTE PICS! and i love your scarecrow! I got two small ones for Isaac and Isaiah's grave..very CUTE! Evan is cuter all the time!

  2. Oh I'm so tickled to see these pics on your blog Heather! I think even Evan finds the MUMMY spelling hilarious by the look on his face, lol (or is that really him just giving me the most gorgeous smile ;) ) Aw, your poor little guy being restricted from his exersaucer and jolly jumper :( Great news though that he's well on track with all his milestone development marks!

    That's one of the prettiest scarecrows I've ever seen, yet my heart breaks that you even have to mark Zac's grave at all.

    Yes, you DO rock Girl! Love you and sending many prayers your way.xxx