Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A little better

Trying to feed Jude:

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Not trying to feed Jude:

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Trying to feed Jude:

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Not trying to feed Jude:

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You get the picture? He is actually doing better than he was, but he still resists eating at first. Last night I gave him some Tylenol, and he ate a bit, and slept well. So again, I think it's his teeth, and Jude is unsure how to communicate that they hurt. When I wasn't trying to feed him Jude was adorable last night, and very expressive, which made my day!

I was rather exasperated yesterday, and I appreciate everyone's words of encouragement. Once I left the busy office I called Jocalyn, and she went over some tips for ordering equipment. She even gave me the number to an office in Arlington that supplies adaptive aids. I then sounded off to her for about five minutes on keeping up with work, home, a disabled child, and more. It's nice to have someone that's can truly understand you. I also received a nice email from Gage's grandma who always gives nice virtual hugs. No one said this was going to be easy, but I am reminded to count my blessings. Jude giggles, he smiles, he coos, and he currently does not need any type of feeding device. Jude may have his issues, but he is overall doing much better than we ever expected him to, and that's what I need to focus on.

Last night I finished watching, "The Curious Case of Benjamen Button". Let's just say that my eyes are still swollen from crying at the end of that movie. I love movies that make you sit down, and think about your life, and what's important. This movie did a great job on displaying unconditional love. Mike asked me if I loved him that much, and I told him yes. I also bawled at the end when she was rocking the baby......if you have seen it, then you know what I am referencing. I was a red faced bawling sniffling mess.

Anyway, I have been trying to finish this blog since 8:30, and it's not 10:44 so I am super busy. Luckily, I have been on hold on the phone a lot, and able to finally complete this. Have a great day everyone.


Amber said...

Feeding...one of the most essential...yet out of our control issues...that we must control. :0)

Ben Button...OH MY GOODNESS...I watched that over the weekend and cannot stop thinking about it! I'm with you...totally heart wrenching.

My Bottle's Up! said...

feeding......... oy! not sure how well-versed you are with our story. but goodness, you are such a good mom!!!!

thanks for your comment on my site. i look forward to seeing more of you.


Colleen said...

Funny pics! I will have to check out that movie..it sounds so good!

Mara said...

that pouty face is so heartbreaking ! But that smile sure lights up a room ! Stay strong Jenn- I know it is not always easy, but as I tell my kids the right path isnt the easy path. It will work its self out in the end. Sending thoughts your way !!! ((hugs))

Katy said...

Man, I'm behind over here. Crazy bloglines just now told me that you had NINETEEN updates, which i think means they screwed up somehow. Anyhow, feeding was an issue with us for quite awhile, but not that Charlie is mostly on solids, it's much better. Hopefully it will be the same for you!