This will probably be the last update we do for this website. My email is on here if anyone wants any further updates or pictures. Also Bill and I are both on Facebook. I will always have new pictures on there. Trevor is 14.5 months old and almost 12 months adjusted. He is doing better than we could have ever hoped for. He amazes us every day with new things he is doing and learning. He is a very funny little boy. He attracts attention wherever we go. The Kroger deli counter employees know him and ask him to make all of his funny faces every week.
We are working on getting him off of baby food. Some days he cooperates and some days he doesn't. If we had a dog I'm sure it would be a very happy one as much of Trev's food ends up on the floor. My swiffer vac and wet jet are getting daily workouts.
Last week we took Trevor to Emory again for a developmental check. The pediatrician and physical therapist were thrilled with how well he is doing. He is in the 75 percentile for his adjusted age for his motor skills. The only suggestions they had were simplifying his toys and working with him on attention. Preemies can have issues with attention span as they get older. It was just something to look for not something they saw. He weighed 18.5 pounds and is almost 30" long. We have a list of supplemental foods to add to what he eats to help get more calories. The boy just does not stop moving. We will go back to Emory in March. They will actually test him on motor and language skills at that appt. He is already studying. :-)
He is very close to walking. He loves cruising the furniture and now walks behind his fire engine (thank you Jardines). He waves and knows his hair, tummy, nose and many of his toys when we ask him where they are. If we ask him if he wants a bath he takes off for the stairs. Every day it seems there is something new that he recognizes.
Last month we joined a facility called My-Gym. It is a gym for kids that we go to once a week for a Mommy and me type class. Trevor loves it. There is lots of free play but also several organized activities aimed at working on motor skills. The staff is wonderful. There are 6 kids in our class from 8 months to 16 months. It is a great opportunity for him to be with other kids and for me to meet other Moms. They also do a "Parents Night Out" once a month which we may take advantage of.
We are looking forward to the holidays. Thanksgiving 2007 will always be memorable because that was the day he sucked down his first real bottle and was about ready to come home. This year will be memorable because he is home and will enjoy turkey and stuffing with us (or make our friends dogs very happy). We will be spending Christmas in Chicago and Cincinnati. We can't wait for our families to see how Trevor has grown and changed. He will love being with all his cousins.
I know we've said this many times but...We can not possibly thank everyone enough for all of the love and support of the last 14 months. We are so incredibly grateful. Trevor's first 109 days were a roller coaster. We loved celebrating the ups with all of you and felt every bit of everyones thoughts and prayers during the dips. We look forward to sharing this journal and the guest book with Trevor. We will always make sure he knows and understands how many people care about him and love him.
Thank you for sharing Trevor's journey with us.
Love, Bill, Suzanne and Trevor