This post is a hodge podge of thoughts and happenings in our lives!
We found out last week that Jake needs glasses! We went in for a check-up, and to be honest, it wasn’t even on my radar. Jake had previously had some issues with one of his eyes turning in all the time, and so we were there to get that checked out and make sure nothing else was going on. But the optometrist checked out his eyes, and at the end of the exam, told me that he needs glasses because he is near-sighted (can see things that are close, but not that are far away). So, this weekend, it’s off to the glasses store we go, to find some teeny tiny frames for our little guy! Curtis suggested we dress him up as Harry Potter for Halloween this year:) Was I super excited for this setback? No, not really. But what can you do? I mean, how many typical kids need glasses too, but go undiagnosed for years, because they don’t have the rigorous screening process that our little guys get? So, at the end of the day, I was bummed because it’s just one more thing, but I’m glad we caught it early, and Jake will soon be able to see properly. Pictures to come:)
If you’ve read Jake’s birth story (you can find it if you click on the “In the Beginning” tab), then you know that he was measuring small, not growing properly, and needed to be taken out early. Well, a couple of weeks ago, I was once again measuring small for gestational age. So, my doctor sent us off for an ultrasound, to check on the baby’s progress. We had to wait for a week and a half for the ultrasound, and it was the most stressful wait ever! I had these feeling of impending doom, and felt as though history were about to repeat itself. We had our ultrasound yesterday, and thankfully, everything seems to be normal! The baby is in the 50th percentile, and already weighs over 4lbs (almost a pound bigger than Jake when he was born!). So, we feel blessed that it was just a false alarm, and we’ll try and hold on for six more weeks, until my actual c-section date!
On Saturday, June 16, our family is participating in a 3K run/walk called “Street Meet”. It is a fundraiser for one of the organizations in Calgary that help families with individuals with Down syndrome. The organization is called “Ups and Downs”, and you can learn more about them here if you would like. A bunch of our extended family is going to do the walk with us, and it promises to be a really great day, and a great chance to help out this organization that has helped us out so far in our journey with Jake! If you felt like you wanted to contribute, you can follow this link and it will take you right to our fundraising page for team “Jake the Great”!! (no pressure, of course, but just an opportunity for those who would want to!).
I guess that’s all for now!