Saturday, May 8, 2010

And now, back to your scheduled program....

Yep, I'm back on the blog!  Not only has sitting at the computer been difficult during this tummy-churning pregnancy, but then our computer got a virus and was down for a week.
 So, here is the update of the Thayer's life for this first week of May...

Crazy cold here in Minnesota.  They predicted snow, believe it or not, but it hasn't happened.  Thank goodness we haven't planted our garden yet.... plants are safe in the basement.  Darn midwest weather!

No miracles in the life of Rojo, I have to say.   At 22 months now, we are still working on independent movement, trunk strength, and balance.  We have continued with all the therapies- PT, OT, craniosacral, Sp/Lang., ABM, Conductive Ed.  We have backed off on the Hyperbarics, but hope to begin again soon. 
Roa is accepting movement with less frustration, but still doesn't roll to his tummy, sit, or scoot on his own. We are trying to stay positive and are hopeful. 

Roa's therapists are all happy about his increased strength gains as this last session of botox wears down. May 17th, we visit Gillette again to let Dr. Gormely know how the botox worked.  Definitely needs to be altered for next time as he was a limp noodle for two weeks.

Roa continues to enjoy his gait trainer outside.  We have altered it to support him in the hips instead of under the arms which is a great show of his increased strength.

The big news.... drum roll please......  Roa has been officially weaned and is eating solids like a champ!  He is eating EVERYTHING in front of him and is so happy to try all kinds of "big people" food!   YEAH!!!
We are very happy that it all went so smoothly.  It happened just like many nursing mother's say,... one day, he bit me and we looked at each other and I said, "OK, you're done."
I am missing the closeness of nursing.  Missing my little baby Rojo snuggle time, but he is growing up after all.  And soon,  Baby T-2 will be nursing away!

Glad to be back on the blog!  Can't wait to catch up with all my blogger pals!


  1. Glad to see you back. Missed hearing all about Roa. Hope the second trimester is treating you better than the first. :)

  2. I'm glad you're feeling a little better! I've missed you and wondered about you and Roa! Jillian is "W" sitting, but that's it. we're getting fitted for a pediatric stander and walker soon too. Can't wait to hear more about Roa!!! xoxo

  3. so happy to see your blog updates! Hope you are feeling well and am excited for Roa eating big boy food! that is great!

  4. I had contacted you awhile back about certain therapies that you have tried with your precious son - I am just updating you on our son - he is now an angle in heaven - we lost him to the Lord last Thursday and will honor his life in the coming days - he will be forever in our hearts and memories.


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