We hope you all had a wondeful Thanksgiving. We certainly did! We found something else our picky eater is interested in...STUFFING! He loves it and would eat it for every meal if I let him. We already finished up the stuffing from Thursday and made another batch. He has gained at least a pound from everything he has eaten which is thrilling for the shrimp's Mama!
Although we didn't get up at the crack of dawn to get to the black Friday sales we still went to town to go shopping then. Excitingly enough we finished all of our Christmas shopping. I may exchange a gift that we got for my new sister-in-law, but at least we have a fall back gift. We also decorated our house for Christmas and I am so excited. Jason has even left most of the decorations alone except for the low hanging orniments that we allow him to take on and off the tree. We were a bit concerned about how to set up Jeff's model train, but got a piece of plywood that we are eventually planning on making into a train table. Jason loves to watch the train go around (go figure.)
We have been continuing with speach therapy with Jason to get him to say words. We know that his receptive language is wonderful and he can follow directions when he wants to. I learned something new at today's session. We were playing with legos and there was randomly a blue and yellow pattern and we asked Jason to continue it. He did! Then we asked him to identify certain color blocks and he was able to do that too! I had no clue that he knew his colors that well! I was so excited that he really is learning a tangible skill. Now if only he would talk to us, but I guess that will all come in time.
Our next exciting upcoming event is on Thursday. We will be having an ultrasound to double check that the baby really is a girl and to take a look at her hands to see if she also has polysyndactyly like her father and brother. We thought we saw a little bit of webbing at the first ultrasound at 18 weeks, but she was a bit small at that point to tell for certain. I will keep you updated as I am sure you are waiting with baited breath.