Friday, October 9, 2009

Can you hear me now?

Spent a few hours, like 5, in the hospital over the weekend. Everything is fine now but did however received two steroid injections to help with developing the baby's lungs and a prescription to help stop labor. Fun! I feel totally drugged, and jittery and I having a Yo Gabba Gabba Party in my head all night long...seriously all night, with soundtrack too.
More gratitude for our many blessings. This little guy went through the same issues as baby A. Just a little anxious to enter the world. At 26 weeks I was put on full bed rest with a host of melds and steroids to develop his worked he is now a two year old Hulk. :)

He battled jaundice, that was old hat. We totally knew what to do and weren't worried too much. His levels rose to around 20 but tapered off rapidly. But we did however have our concerns when he FAILED his hearing test. He failed it a number of times in the hospital and then again at the hearing clinic. We prepared ourselves for the chance that we may need a lot of help from doctors to determine how we could help him thrive and progress developmentally and not fall behind if he were in deed deaf. Tons of doctors appointments, and specialists. At six months he still had no startle reaction. Most babies are born with this reaction, they jump when someone slams the door or turn when there name is called or a loud noise is heard from behind them. He had nothing.

As the months went on we were told to stimulate his hearing with musical toys. I think we went our a purchased every annoying music blinky toy there was. We were told to find his favorite and keep it with him all of the time.
As his words started to come we were reassured. He is now a VERY talkative little two year old. We are so blessed! I look back and laugh because his issues are soooo his personality! He is energetic and full of life, he is all boy and keeps us on our toes. But better yet I couldn't imagine life without him. He is the best little brother and he is going to be the most wonderful BIG brother ever.

He is still sleeping, so I'm outta here. Have a great day.

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