Alex will be going on his first vacation, first airplane ride, and first trip to the Rocky Mountains. I'm excited, but I must admit I'm nervous. There is so much to bring with us, I'm scared I will forget something: his food, feeding bags, syringes, his medicine. By the way can feeding pumps handle the security at an airport? You know how film in a camera can be ruined, will his pump be ok? I know its like I'm looking for things to worry about.
July 20th is Alex's surgery day. I'm excited to have it out of the way soon, but never is handing your sweet child over to someone who is going to sedate them, and cut on them easy. He will be having his testes brought down, and his right eye probed since it is completely blocked. (tear duct).
Alex is moving forward so fast with eating, and fine and gross motor skill. Just this morning he had honey nut Cheerios (soggy in milk of course) for breakfast, no gagging, no choking. I would give him yogurt after a cheerio to help it go down, and he did great!
He is also pressing buttons more and more with his hand, and not his mouth. Although, I find the mouth pressing very much a precious skill. He is pulling.
and sliding things. He is doing all this for the reactino the toy gives, he know button/lever/string means reaction
this week was also Alex's first sucker. We went to the bank, and I thought it was time for Alex to share in the joys of going to the bank. I handed him the tangerine goodness in the car, and it went straight for his mouth, there it stayed until the sucker went back to far, he took it out and threw it.
When we got home, I washed it off, and gave it to him. He wasn't as thrilled since he knew he could be gagged, but he kept it in for two pictures, before throwing it again.
any tips on traveling with a tube fed baby would be great!
Also this sweet girl is having surgery to day, send them your love!