Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Sis Update

Nikolas and his "Big sis" are completely stuck at the hips. They have to be where ever the other is. When his big sis visits she has to drink from his sippies and eat from his bowls. She want him to play with her stuff even though he is too little for them. She shares her horses, barbies and pony's with him. She doesn't mind if he chews on a select few. Yum!! On the other had this has been a adjustment for her too. She wants to be so involved and yet played with by us on her own. She is getting better at understanding the "small" toys have to be played with behind the gate or on the table out of his reach. You can see the joys between them. His Big Sis is sick this week so she called to talk to him. So they talked as a 17 month old and 4 year old would. Silence on one end... She wanted to see him so she asked me to send a picture to her moms phone and I did and she sent him one back. The picture above was taken at Target. She wanted to sit with him while we shopped and they had a blast!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

He's changing everyday!!!

Nikolas is determined to catch up!! He is now 17 months old and growing into his size 12 months. At his last Dr appointment about a week ago he weighed 16lb 5 oz. He has gained almost 3 pounds in two months. He is a non stop eating machine this week. He also had a bunch of first this month. He crawls now, has learned to scoot forward in his walker, he walks around furniture and has been sleeping through the night for the last three nights straight with no middle of the night feedings.

On a medical note: Nikolas had a MRI this past month on his brain and spine to rule out spinal bifita. His MRI showed his spinal cord is in tact!!! I could not ask for more. However he has a fistula near his tail bone that has to be closed. He will be scheduled for surgery to repair it this spring or when the doctor feels it will be necessary between his clef surgeries.