Friday, August 24, 2012

8.24.12 - Six Months

Liam and Dr. Verma
It has been 6 months since we have seen the cardiologist...A long time in our book.  AND, I am happy to announce it will be 6 MORE months until we see him again!!  YAY!  Liam's check-up today went great - super fast, everything is still the same, no changes.  We are still monitoring his branch PA's (the ones they ballooned back in January), as blood is still flowing quite fast through his conduit because of their small size.  But, Dr. Verma doesn't think it needs intervention right now, so we'll go back in 6 months for another evaluation.  This was music to our ears!  Our life seems so normal right now (at least medically speaking,ha!) and I'd love to continue in that pattern for awhile!
Such a big boy now!

He looks thrilled to take his BP...don't you think?
In other news, we have just been busy bees around here.  We recently had a couple of family weekends full of fun, which I need to post about!  My working from home has also expanded quite a bit, so I am facing new challenges of how to actually get work done from home with a toddler under foot.  I am amazingly blessed in these opportunities and thankfully there is work to be done!  Liam also starts swim lessons next week and we have meet the teacher day for his 1 day per week Mother's Day out program we enrolled him in.  I am really excited about him being involved in both of these. 

More to come soon hopefully!  Thanks for checking in with us!  If you want to check out a great blog event my heart momma friend Stef is putting on right now, hop on over and check out Every Heart has a Story! Liam's link is up along with other amazing heart families!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

8.2.12 - Summer Fun and Firsts!

We are having a great summer!  And it is going by quickly!  My last post left off that we were going to take Liam to his first movie - and we did!  We went to see Madagascar 3 and he did great!  About 20 minutes into the movie, he asked to go home so we could watch Mickey Mouse, but I sweetly said we had to finish watching our movie first...that seemed to go over well, but he did keep asking me the same thing about every 20 minutes or so!  But he never got jittery out of his seat or anything - and even laughed a few times, so I think he enjoyed it =) 

Another first we had was this morning.  Liam went to his first swim lesson!  We decided to enroll him for the fall semester so he can start learning how to swim and hold his breath under water.  I felt very comfortable with the place and instructors, and Liam had a blast, he did great!  We are in the very beginners baby class to start, but hopefully once he can learn to go under water he can move up to his age class.  And I wish I had pictures to share, but I was in the pool too!  It was fun getting to enjoy that with him! 

On Tuesday, my mom took Liam to the Science Museum while I was at work.  She caught some cute pictures and said he had a great time.  I am so thankful my parents are so involved with him - we are truly blessed!

And I'll end today's post with another first - first iPod!  It's Dustin's old one he doesn't use, so he loaded a bunch of kids songs on it and  Liam LOVES listening to it!  His favorite song is, you guessed it, Hot Dog Song from Mickey Mouse.  I think I know what his birthday party theme's going to be! ;)

And I am LOVING Instagram...anyone else?? ;)