Monday, May 6, 2013

Bring on the summer fun!

They always say no news is good news. That's true for us, we've been living a totally normal life and haven't even thought about updating! Jensen is doing awesome and we are now only going to the cardiologist every 3 months! I remember a time when we were driving from Raeford to UNC or Cary multiple times a week, every single week. He's come so far =)

This boy seriously loves being outside!

Jensen is now 14 months old, 23ish pounds, and on the verge of walking. When Jensen does anything he does it with style and that's exactly what has happened with his developmental achievements lately. He went from barely pulling up to his pulling up to standing...then taking steps while holding on to the couch... all in about 2 weeks!  His physical therapist is amazed but not so surprised. She knows our boy well!

 He is incredibly strong and has so much determination. Jensen works so hard and it makes me proud to be his mom. There are some days I wish I could just do it all for him. Carry him so he doesn't have to try to walk. Hand him his toys so he doesn't have to struggle. I know he needs to be challenged and he will only grow stronger from all of this hard work, but that doesn't make it any easier to watch. On the days I almost forget about his heart, I am quickly reminded when we walk one lap around his bedroom and he's out of breath and sweaty. Or when he is trying to coordinate his steps in physical therapy and there are sweaty footprints on the mat bc he is trying so hard. 

This boy absolutely melts my heart. He is a mama's boy through and through. His only response when we try to get him to say words is "maa mama". I love this kid so darn much! He now gives super tight hugs and puppy kisses, it cracks us up every time! 

Such a dare devil! 

Jensen is such a night owl! He would much rather stay up late with mommy and daddy than go to bed early. Even if we do get him to sleep at his early bedtime, he will wake up around midnight...laughing and ready to play! Of course we can't resist his sweet little laugh so we get up with him and play! (He may be a tad spoiled!)

Jensen and his cousin Payton

 Jensen went on his first zoo trip and LOVED looking at the animals, and all of the little kids there! He loves to play outside in the pool or at his water table. Jensen is all about some wagon rides around the neighborhood, we go for a ride at least once every day.

Jeremy will be busy with work this summer so Jensen and I have a lot of fun stuff planned. We are going to the beach, then to Philly, plus trips to see the grandparents, and probably some day trips around the area. He is going to be one well-traveled little boy!

His new big boy haircut!

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