Friday, June 11, 2010
Happy Birthday to Caydence!!!!!
As I said in my last post (many months ago), we've been waiting for this day since before she was born. Caydence has come so far in the last year and we're so proud of her. She made it a month in the NICU, then had months of doctor appointments, blood draws, xrays, echos. She had OHS in December followed by a 6 day hospital stay. G tube surgery in February. Got her button placed in April. Now things are finally calming down. I guess that's why I haven't posted much lately. Just enjoying life now :)
This Sunday we are throwing her a big birthday party to celebrate :) I promise to post lotsa pics.
Caydence has been getting better at eating, but still has a ways to go. She will definitely eat all her food orally eventually, but it might take a year to get her acclimated. The good thing is, is that since she's not throwing up anymore, she's starting to associate tasting and eating as "a good thing". A couple days ago she ate a whole ounce of squash! It will be interesting to see what she thinks of birthday cake :)
Caydence is close to sitting by herself, but is still a bit wobbley and likes to fly backwards a lot :/ You see, most children with Down syndrome are born with really low muscle tone, so it takes them longer to build up that muscle they need to sit, crawl, and walk than typical children.
Caydence's newest tricks are clapping and signaling that she wants the ball when we're rolling it back and forth. Can't wait to see what she'll do next :)
Stay Tuned <3