Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Logan's New Trick!

We had a very good session at Logan's physical therapy appointment on Monday. Since then he has been crawling everywhere on his hands and knees! Yay!!! Logan was evaluated by the Early Intervention physical therapist yesterday. Based on her observations Logan is no longer delayed for his adjusted age! He is performing mostly as a nine-month-old but is also doing some ten month milestones! She said that she thinks he will be walking by 14 or 15 months. She also believes that he will completely catch up by the time he turns two! I know I say it all the time but he just continues to amaze me! Watch out world, there is nothing this boy can't accomplish if he puts his mind to it!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Logan!

Our happy little birthday boy!

We had a great birthday week! Logan, his Grandma B., Gramma Jan, Papooli, and I brought cupcakes and a card to the NICU and OB's office to thank them for all of the amazing work they did! They were all very excited to see our big boy! We got to visit with Dr. Ghai, you probably remember hearing that name a lot as we neared Logan's discharge date! He gave Logan one of the best compliments saying, "you'd never know he was a preemie." I was so excited to show off my birthday boy, but as you can see in the picture below going back to the NICU drummed up some intense emotions for the grandmas!

After our hospital visit we met up with Daddy at Lincoln Park Zoo. Logan liked watching the gorillas and chimpanzees. He also was amused with the flamingos and a growling leopard!
Our little monkey posing with the monkeys!
We finished off the day with a visit to one of our favorite places in Chicago, Pasta Bowl!! Logan enjoyed a yummy dinner of garlic bread. He didn't really care for much else, especially not Gramma Jan's split pea soup! However, he was a HUGE fan of his first ever cupcake!

He was determined to eat each and every last crumb!

Here he is with his very first sugar high! Whee!!
And here I am, finding it hard to believe that my baby is a year old, sniff!

Last Saturday we celebrated with around forty of Logan's biggest fans! It was so great to be surrounded by many of the people who supported us through the chaos of last September! There was family, old friends, and new friends, and even friends from the NICU. There were so many kids here! Grandma B. made them each a cape to celebrate superhero style! It was a really great day, beautiful weather, yummy food, and the best company!
It's a bird...It's a plane...No, it SuperLogan!!

Logan's birthday cake was made by his incredible Godmother, "Auntie" Lori

Are you all singing for me??

Mommy, Daddy, and their birthday boy

Mmmm! More cake!!


All done, mission complete!

Logan and his pal, Anthony sporting their capes!

Logan and his new red wagon, from one of his newest pals and his wonderful parents.
Today we took our one-year pictures with a new photographer in Morton Grove. This made Logan very happy because it meant his Dada was home ALL day! We can't wait to share the pictures with you, we should have them in 2-3 weeks. We even gave Logan an entire cake to smash all over himself while Jody's camera snapped away...they should be pretty cute! Since Kasey had the day off we decided to spend the afternoon playing at the park.
Our "so big" boy!
Logan is starting to learn how to climb stairs...EEK!
On Wednesday I took Logan for his 12 month well visit with Dr. Chris. She continues to be amazed by how well he is doing! He did have to get a shot in each leg and a finger prick. He was not pleased with the shots but didn't mind the finger poke...he just didn't like the band-aid, so he chewed it off! He weighs 21 lbs. 11 oz (32nd percentile), 29 inches long (25th percentile), and has a huge 47 cm noggin (68th percentile)! He is starting to take one or two crawling strides on his hands and knees, can get himself into seated, and has even started to pull up on things! Whenever he pulls up on his play table he looks around all smiley and proud and waits for us to applaud his accomplishment! Here is how I've been finding him after naps lately...
He is a very determinded boy who knows exactly what he wants, just like he did a year ago!

Friday, September 4, 2009

So Big!!

It is unbelievable to me that in just six days Logan will turn one! As you can see he is reminding us on a daily basis just how big he is! I cannot believe that it was a year ago I was innocently teaching my new class of kindergarteners, only to be surprised with preterm labor on the sixth of September! I have heard that it can be quite difficult reliving the "anniversaries" of a preemie's birth. I have been doing really well with it and I think it has to do with what a truly remarkable kiddo we have! He continues to amaze us every day! He has become so much more aware these days. He points to pictures in books when you ask him where things are. He will find people's nose and mouth but will only find eyes on a picture! When you ask him to come to you he will scoot his way there. He is becoming so interactive which makes him even more fun! He is getting onto his hands and knees and rocking, so I believe that a full-on crawl will be any day now!

We are looking forward to Grandma B.'s arrival on Wednesday. On Logan's birthday, his Grandma B., Papooli, Gramma Jan and I are going to bring cupcakes to the NICU and my OB/GYN's office to celebrate with the people that helped our little fighter. Then we are going to meet up with Daddy at the Lincoln Park Zoo! On the 12th we will be having a superhero themed birthday party for the little guy! Complete with capes, thanks to Grandma B.! It should be a very exciting week! Make sure to check back for updates and great pics!