Saturday, April 26, 2008

How quickly things change

Before having a baby, I always heard parents talk about how quickly their kids changed... each minute they seemed to grow bigger and learn something new.

This has not exactly been our experience.  Noah's leukodystrophy caused his development to stall somewhere in the 3 - 4 month range and we haven't him achieve many milestones since then.  

That is why this week has been so amazing.  I don't know if I can effectively communicate the difference that a few days has made in Noah's life.  His new skill with the bottle has continued, with most feedings lasting no longer than 30 minutes and with significantly less stress.  I usually dread feeding time but over the last few days it has been decidedly peaceful.  He is mastering the spoon and seems to like any baby food I offer him from sweet potatoes to prunes.  Tummy time has basically become non-existent because as soon as I put him on his tummy he rolls over!  I have even seen him roll over once to his weak (left) side, although he usually chooses to roll right.  And this afternoon he has treated me to a chorus of cooing like I have never heard before (see video below).  

I am doing my best to remain cautiously optimistic.  We have no idea what the future holds for Noah and, as I have written before, seek to celebrate each and every one of his accomplishments, no matter how small.  But, I have to admit, what he has accomplished this week leaves me practically giddy.  Thanks for all your continued prayers... God is listening!


Tammy said...

That video was too sweet. God bless you. You are continually in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb,
This is wonderful news about Noah! I can see how much he has changed recently just by looking at the great photos you have posted. He seems so happy and very curious about the world around him. Noah is so lucky to have such a terrific mom. Many prayers have been answered and we continue to ask God to bless Noah and all of you.
Kathy H.

Amanda said...

Jesus glanced around at them and said, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.
(Mark 10:27)
And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God constantly. Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will get it.
(Mark 11:22-24)
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
(Philippians 4:6)
God is awesome! & keep rejoicing about Noah's victories!
I hope you have a wonderful week.

Grammy3 said...

It appears Noah has a lot to say! Praise God for every big and small miracle. Love & hugs. Nancy

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