So here we are on Sunday and I have one worn out little boy, one exhausted wife trying to recover, one grief-stricken mother in law, and a house in complete chaos with a million things to do. Oh, and the air conditioner stopped working at some point yesterday so the repair man is here now. But at least we have Maria home and she's doing better. On to some happier highlights from the week....
Gus really loved the zoo on Thursday. The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is lovely. We walked through the loops for Africa and Indonesia, and rode the log ride through Australia before heading home for an early dinner. On our way out, we saw the train with all the people on it and I swear Gus said, "I want to go on that!" This kid comes out with sentences like that and then seems to never repeat it and refuses to say basics like More or Milk. I sure wish I understood more of how this language stuff works! Gus's favorites were the giraffes.
His ABM went well when he wasn't too tired and he did some nice things that are a definite improvement over previously. He's coming up on his hands so much better from both his stomach and while in sitting. That left arm and hand are especially noticeable in their improvement of this function.
He seems to be slowly catching on to the ways he can come up on his knees from his stomach. There's lots more work to do on this but it's so exciting to see him in a position that will lead to crawling!
Special thanks to those who came and visited Maria in the hospital this week while Gus and I were out of town! Very special gratitude to Annette who checked on her every day and stood at the ready to help in any way. We have a lot on our plates with Maria's health and Gus's CP but it's all manageable because of the support of our wonderful friends and family. We couldn't do it without you! Thank you so much for all the thoughts, positive energy, prayers, phone calls, Facebook messages, and gifts of your time this week and always! My team at work are also among our blessings. They are so understanding and accommodating through these situations. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are, indeed, thankful!