Calvin had his adenoids out and ear tubes replaced Friday morning. He came home that evening and is doing very well! Still congested but the antibiotics should continue to ward off any infection and he should be as good as new in a week.
Calvin weighs about 18.5 pounds and is over 27". I just got him into 12 month clothes a couple days ago - and the pants are a tad bit long. He is tiny!
I know Calvin is doing well and has grown/gained so much since the beginning of the year BUT I must say I am warding off the negative thoughts of "he doesn't feed himself yet, he does not have a word yet, he barely signs anything". I know he will make gains and I'll be thrilled. After all, he DOES have Down syndrome and this is pretty typical. I mean, I have to give up this idea that maybe, just MAYBE he will be different. That I will be able to provide him with something that will level him on the playing field.
So, as I go down this path, I think not what he is or is not doing, and think of who I have become because of this little addition to our family. I love that boy and he is amazing. That is what matters most. I think it is just that nagging guilt of 'not doing enough for him'.
And, that is devil talk, because I am doing everything I can considering the balancing act I am trying to perform!
Below are pictures from Evan's 6th Birthday! It was a good time - I did not make any food. The cake is from Sam's and my mom helped make sloppy joes. I bought a veggie tray and chips/dip. I was thinking about how people blog these beautiful photos from birthday parties and it looks like they spent $300-400 and 48 hours of their life to prepare for. I have neither so this is what I came up with, and you know what? Good times were had by all! All that matters :)
Pictures of Cal to come later! Thanks for your virtual visit of the Ailts Family!