Night #2, went fabulous. We aren't holding our breath for night #3, but we are still hopeful. Our little guy let his mommy and daddy finally get some much needed sleep. He still was up a couple of times to eat, but there is something about those middle of the night feedings that are some precious moments with my little man. Byron and I even got a shower this morning, haha, the little things.
Elliot had his first doctors appointment at the Fort Collins Youth Clinic. After some great recommendations for some pediatricians we have found the perfect doc for Elliot. He passed everything with flying colors. Of course he did pee on the nurse first thing. He is in the 75th percentile for height and 45th percentile for weight and his head is still off the charts, but that is to be expected. Since his surgery though, his head has gone from 46cm to 42cm. The neurosurgeons want him to drain slowly, so he is doing great. It was very wonderful to have a "normal" doctors appointment with lots of great "normal" news.
After a good nights sleep and a good doctors appointment Byron and I were on a high and we even took Elliot out to lunch and then on his first outing to Home Depot. It seemed only appropriate for him to go to his Daddy's favorite place. After coming home and resting, we even took Filson on a walk around the park. It was so nice to get out of the house and feel like we did some normal activities. We even had our friends, Chris and Ann come up for dinner with their little ones.
We are enjoying our little man so much and he just melts our hearts with every silly face, coo and squeak that comes out of him. We are sure this week will be full of more first, good and bad, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Friday we will be off to Children's for an Ultrasound of Elliots shunt and a follow up with the neurosurgeons. We are looking forward to learning how Elliot's shunt is working and what is to come next. Till then...
|All dressed up|
|Rockin' another hat|
|Elliot loves car rides|
|Walk in the park|