On Saturday, Isaac scored his very first goal since he started playing in the AYSO Under-10 division! He really has been making a good effort, even though it has not been easy for him. We were so proud, and so was he!
On Tuesday the weather finally cooperated and Jonathan actually got to play soccer! He was so excited since his last two games were rained out. He did great, had a blast, and scored a few goals. When someone asked him if his team won, he replied, “There’s no winner.” I’m glad that he enjoys the game at this stage without needing to keep score. And we were thrilled that he was able to burn off some of that extra energy.
Ben has had a few trips to our friendly tertiary care center. He has been picking and pulling at his MIC-KEY button, so last week we saw his g-tube nurse. We have determined that the tube size is appropriate, but we think he has a mild yeast infection at the site. We are treating him with some Mycolog ointment, but I’m not so sure it’s doing much good…he succeeded at PULLING OUT HIS MIC-KEY BUTTON for the very first time a couple days ago. For now we’re continuing the ointment and keeping his belly bound with an ACE wrap. Poor Ben. I hope he stops messing with it so he doesn’t have to sweat all summer.
Today we went to have Ben’s hearing aids adjusted. He got new molds, and I told the tech about the severe feedback (whistling) we were getting. She had a neat device which actually was able to cancel most of the feedback (I’m not exactly sure how it works), but Ben will finally be able to wear his hearing aids again.
Lately, Nate has been doing lots of new things. He has begun teething, rolling over very well in both directions (finally catching up to big brother Ben with his motor skills), trying to crawl on hands and knees and really wants to learn how to pull to stand. He has been learning how to feed himself and has been scarfing down those little Gerber fruit puffs like lightning. But he has also been sooo needy these days and cries if you just stand up…before you even have a chance to leave the room! He really loves Ben and enjoys playing with Ben’s face, hair, arms, feet, etc. Ben usually tries to roll out of the way, but this week he really seems to be noticing Nate and interacting directly with him for the first time.
BTW, Mark found these neat shirts for the little boys at Toys ‘R’ Us to help everyone see that they are not twins.
Ben turns three tomorrow, and Nate is 9 months old. Right now Nate officially outweighs Ben.
I suppose it won’t be long before they won’t seem like twins anymore.