|Getting so clever at building|
I took Felix to see the GP yesterday, to get the results of his ultrasound. He doesn't have a hernia, but will still require surgery to close off gaps in his inguinal walls (just like Isaiah and Aaron's surgery). Apparently, in the womb, after the testes have descended, the inguinal walls are meant to close over, but Felix's have stayed open. What that means is that he could develop a hernia, or his testicles could move into the gap and then get stuck. Thankfully, the GP doesn't think the surgery is urgent, but he would like Felix's Paediatrician make the final call as to when he needs it done. That means Felix has one less general anaesthetic, in the next couple of months, which is a relief! Hopefully we will be able to spread the three of them out over a period of time.
|Love our funny boy!|
Last year, Felix's Great-Grandma gave him a glove that has an animal on each finger, to sing Old MacDonald had a Farm. He has always loved it, but he has just started interacting with it and 'singing' all by himself. The other morning, I was in my room and I could hear Felix making some funny noises at the other end of the house. I listened more carefully and was sure he was saying "Ee,ei,ee,ei,oh". I snuck into the lounge room and found him, with the glove on his hand, 'singing' Old MacDonald. It was the cutest thing. He was trying really hard to put up the finger, with a particular animal, and then sign the animal's name while singing along. It's so beautiful to watch him entertaining himself, and to incorporate signing, singing and fine motor skills, is just awesome. He has come such a long way!
|Singing Old MacDonald|
Today, Felix had some group therapy at the hospital. His favourite part of the session was the singing and, wouldn't you know it, they sang Old MacDonald had a Farm. He didn't sing out loud, but he moved his mouth, to the parts he knew, and signed the animals. He chose a cat first and then a horse. Jacob (who is 4 months younger, and also has DS), chose a crocodile, which Felix thought was pretty cool. There was a lot of snapping of hands and giggling as we sang about Old MacDonald's crocodile. The very first song, was the 'Hello' song. Felix was being shy and had his head buried in my lap with his hands underneath him. When we sang hello to Felix, I could see him signing his name even though his head was still in my lap. Then when he had to wave hello, he reached his arm behind his back and waved, without looking. It was so funny. He's such a crazy character sometimes. He may be tiny, but he makes up for it in personality!
|Following the Easter egg trail|