Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Colton at 7 months
Weight: 18 LBS. (40% percentile)
Length: 27 inches (50% percentile)
My little guy is such a wonderful addition to our family. It seems like everyday is a new adventure!! In the past couple of weeks he's started to jibber jabber, sit up with help, rolls completely over all by himself, and pushes himself up.
The doc said that Colton should be sitting up all by himself by now. Not the words I wanted to hear. Then he went on to say that he still believes Colton could have had a hypoxic brain injury at birth, but we'll just have to wait and see if he can walk and talk. WOW, it just gets better!!! Finally he won't leave Colton's head alone. He proceeds to tell us that Colton might have craniosynotosis, that means that his scull has fused together to early, leaving nowhere for his brain to grow. My poor baby! The only good news he had for us is that he wants us to take him off the oxygen as a trial to see how he does without it. Sounds a little scary to me, but I have to just trust that the doctor knows best.
On a lighter note...
As I was tucking Madison into bed last night, she looked at me so seriously and said, "mom you aren't allowed to have anymore treats, because your getting to fat. You're going to get so big you're going to blow away!!!" Wow you know it's time for a diet when your 4 yr. old compares you to an air balloon...LOL! No more treats for me!!! :)


Chris, Deb and the Ava Jayne said...

wow. that's RUTHLESS. ava and i were in her pool yesterday. she walked up to my thighs and pointed, with a concerned look "mom. you have marks-es on your yegs. no drawing on your yegs." ooooooh if only stretch marks COULD be washed off. hahahaha

Mary said...

Im glad to know that Colton is getting off the oxygen. Funny thing is he only weights 4 lbs less then alena and she is 2. Kids says the funnies things. You are welcome to come on the trail with us grace would love to have madison with her.

Randi Leigh said...

Ang I don't even know how you do it. Your beautiful baby boy has been through so much already. If it makes you feel any better Reagan didn't even sit up until she was around 8 1/2 months old. And she started crawling like a month ago. Her doctor said that babies are progressing later because of all the toys (johnny jumpers, saucers, etc.) OMG!! What a stinker Maddison is!! Lexi told me my stomach looked like raisins. I never wanted to punch a six year old in the throat so bad.

Bilary said...

Your kids are so adorable! I'm glad to hear that the doctor wants to try no oxygen for Colton for a while. I would be so scared too. And we will keep you in our prayers and hope that the other "stuff" works itself out and doesn't turn out to be anything big. If you ever need anything, please let me know. I am more than happy to babysit if you need to go to doctor's appointments or bring in dinner if it has been a rough day. Just let me know! :)

anjie said...

hi! I'm glad I found your blog. I've been wondering how you guys are.