Friday, December 30, 2011

2011, in review:

January: Caleb was diagnosed as Failure to Thrive due to insufficient weight gain and chronic dehydration.

March: Caleb was hospitalized for 5 days with RSV, a nasty stomach virus, and an ear infection, all at the same time. The day after leaving the hospital, at 16.5 months of age, he took his first steps!

April: We found out that we were expecting another little Purser!

May: Caleb was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Enteritis.

June: Caleb spent the afternoon in the ER for vomiting and dehydration. The next day he got an NG feeding tube and started his elemental diet.

July: We found out that Caleb would have a little BROTHER! Caleb had surgery to place a g-tube to take the place of the NG feeding tube.

August: We had a lovely vacation visiting my family in Minnesota.

November: Caleb turned 2! I made it to full-term (37 weeks)! Caleb had a clean scope--the eosinophil cells were gone!

December: Caleb started getting a few new foods to eat. Baby Russell joined our family, big and healthy and just in time for Christmas! Nate and I celebrated our fourth anniversary.

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It's been quite a year. In January, Caleb was just barely starting to pull himself up and walk around furniture. He had just figured out how to go from a crawl to a sit. Now he's running everywhere and starting to walk up stairs! Caleb went from being 16 pounds in January to 18 pounds in July to 21 pounds in November. I won't tell you what happened with my weight. ;) He went from wearing size 3-6 month clothing to 12 month clothing! I can't even begin to describe how much has happened with his vocabulary and cognitive development.

A lot of good things happened in 2011. It was a pretty big year! Sure, we had two hospitalizations, two diagnoses (one quite major), and one surgery, but it sure is nice to end the year on a good note! We have two healthy little boys (relatively speaking) and a lot to look forward to.

I couldn't ask for more.

2 comments:

Katrina said...

Love the timeline. You have had quite the year! :) (I may have to do this on an upcoming post...be interesting to see what I come up with!)

Hope all is well with your little family!

Coffee Mama said...

Its nice to see a timeline of the year! Congrats on your new bundle of joy.