It's been 2 months since I've checked in or given everyone an update. The past 2 months have flown by!! We had our 10 month GI check up and things went great.. We have started expanding our food options and are now doing 3 solid meals a day! Isaac had meat for the first time 2 nights ago. He had chicken :) He wasn't sure about it but did eat a few bites. I also found a specialty pancake mix that he can have so I've made him pancakes 2 mornings in a row. Raspberry one day and vanilla elecare (his formula) the next. He seems excited to try new things.. Or mash them together.
We had our 11 month surgeon appointment. We've been seeing her every 2 months instead of monthly. She said everything looks great and we will start seeing her less and less. We are graduating!!! Lol.. Makes us kind of sad but it also shows us he is doing really well. Can't believe it's almost been a whole year. Things have gone by so fast.
We started planning his FIRST birthday a few weeks ago. We decided to do an Elmo theme since he loves him so much. I can't wait to post pictures. We have spent a lot of time and planning on this. It will be perfect!!!! I ordered a "couture cake" from a local bakery. And they are also doing a special smash cake for him due to his allergies. We rented an Elmo costume and will be having a family member dress up. I hope the kids don't get scared! It will be a lot of fun. I found a photographer to do the party.. She is actually a friend so it will take a lot of stress off of us trying to capture all the moments so we can just enjoy the party!! :)
We did go a little overboard on the party but I don't care. He will only have his first birthday once and after the rough start he had, we all had, he deserves the best.. We have so many reasons to celebrate.
The Puyallup Fair is going on right now and we've been 4 times. My mom has a booth there so we've been going to visit her. Isaac loves all the animals and all the people. It's been such a great time. Last year I was still pregnant so we just went to eat. We did family photo buttons, picture booth pictures, and I got a special bracelet that says Isaac's name. I might try to go again before it's over so Isaac can ride the ponies or the camels. :)
Over the past couple months Isaac has really grown up. He is starting to take a few steps on his own! He is saying a few words too. His mind is sharp as a tack. You show him something once and he will remember it. It amazes me how their minds are like little sponges. He points to everything now. His favorite thing to do is to point at an object and order you around to get it. He uses you as a mode of transportation. It's so adorable!!!
Isaac also got his first haircut on September 11th. He did so well! He sat so quietly watching cartoons. It was so precious. We went to this kids salon and spa near our house. They were absolutely fabulous!!! We kept some hair for his baby book. Afterwards, he looked like such a little man. Even more grown up than he already does.
I will try to update again soon :) It's hard when you are so busy and things are going well!!!