My, what a busy week this has been! But it’s over now, and I’m on vacation until the 25th, thank goodness. We’re not going anywhere, or doing anything fun, but it is so nice not to have to go to work for awhile. I’ve not really had a vacation since Ben was born, so this is an especially welcome break. Isaac has been off school now for a week, and so far has been having a good time, even though he is already complaining about missing his school friends!
One of Jonny’s birthday presents was a brand new bike. He and Isaac have been very enthusiastic about riding their bikes this week. Since we don’t really have anywhere safe to ride close to home, Mark has been driving them to the local park to practice. I went with them on Wednesday before work. It was a beautiful morning, and Ben slept peacefully in the shade. Hopefully we’ll be able to go often enough that Isaac will be out of training wheels soon.
Ben seems to be having a little bit of an off-week. He hasn’t been too interested in oral feeds at all. His occupational therapist suggested backing off somewhat, and going back to oral stimulation without food for now. It’s a little discouraging, but we know that teaching him to eat by mouth will take time and patience.
I am cat-sitting for the next few days! I love cats, but Mark and Isaac are both terribly allergic to cats, so we can’t have one in our home. Our neighbor asked us to look in on their kitty while they were gone on a trip, and I gladly accepted. Jonny has been helping me take care of her, and I’ve been getting my fill of cat-kisses every day.
Here are Isaac and Jonny early this morning fighting over who gets to hold Ben first. As usual, Ben was very tolerant of their pulling and tugging…