Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2 months after heart surgery - Jacob's progress

 Down syndrome Down Right Living:  Life after heart surgeryHoly Cow! Has it been almost 2 months since my last post?! Goodness!  I guess no news is good news?  Well. Sort of.  It does mean that Jacob is doing FABULOUSLY!  Surgery has now officially been deemed a complete success by all of his doctors, he is now weighing in at a hefty 15 lbs 11 oz. and is attacking all of his milestones with an unsurpassed vigor!

At 6 months, he is still in the 10% range in size/weight of a normal child, but is about 50% for a child with Downs Syndrome.  Which is fine with us.  All I care about is that he's healthy and happy.  And happy he IS.  Our sweet little munchkin never seems to do anything but smile. 
Jacob is now part of the zipper club!

(We've discovered he LOVES bath time!  He loves to kick and float!!)

Unlike his big sister, Courtney, who is more like a freight train around the house, demolishing everything in her path, Jacob is our quiet little angel who plays by himself, smiles, giggles, and just takes in everything life has to offer.

He's now rolling over, scooting (on his face - his arms aren't quite strong enough to handle the weight of his body), grabbing things and shaking them, and sitting with some help.  But his all-time favorite thing to do is to stand up while holding someone's fingers.  He's just so proud of himself!!  You can see the joy and jubilation in his eyes at the accomplishment alongside the thirst for more Independence.  It may take Jacob a little bit longer to sit, crawl and stand on his own, by I have this feeling that once he has them mastered, there will be NO holding him BACK!
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