Another fun month in the books for our little Tom Tom! He is all over the place now, crawling at 15 mph, climbing up any stable (or unstable) object, getting into everything (dog bowl, tupperware drawer, dishwasher and more). He keeps us on our toes more than Caroline these days!
In aphakia (absence of the lens in the eye) news, Thomas is doing pretty good. At his last eye doctor appointment he was officially diagnosed with stabismus (eye misalignment) and his left eye is stronger than his right. We began patching his “good eye” to make him use his “bad eye” for two hours every morning and we’ve seen tremendous improvement. Without patching, we risk his bad eye shutting down and turning off (blindness) so we’re happy to now be on the patching journey. We were strongly warned that patching is pretty terrible and that he would likely rip the patch off 6 times per minute until we’d just give up. But again, our angel boy has taken it like a champ. He hates when we place it and remove it from his face but once it’s on he really doesn’t mind. I honestly don’t know how we got so blessed with such a laid back baby.
So we’re going to be patching until a little after Thomas turns one. Sometime late summer or early fall Thomas will need a surgery to correct his strabismus. And we’ve already been warned that this procedure sometimes takes up to 3 surgeries until the eyes are perfectly aligned. So we’re already praying that Thomas will only need one surgery.
On to some really fun stuff this month…
Nine Month Highlights:
- 16.5 lbs (8%), 27″ (6%), 43.7 HC (14%)
- Celebrated his first Easter!
- Treating his fourth double ear infection.
- Size 3 diapers and 9 months clothing
- Still CRAWLING everywhere and now pulling himself up on EVERYTHING. Also attempting to stand (unsuccessfully) and taking a few steps (assisted) with the Sit–to–Stand Walker.
- Eating what we eat as well as all of Caroline’s leftovers after every meal.
- NO contacts lost this month. Hallelujah!
Nine month favorites: Play Kitchen / Mickey Mouse Ride On Train / Bella Tunno Happy Knees / Wonder Bibs / Hide N Squeak Eggs / Sit–to–Stand Walker / Aquaphor (for dry cheeks) / Refresh Rewetting Drops / Ear thermometer / Fisher-Price Lights Piano / Sippy Cup / Plum Organics Puffs / Mustela PhysiObebe No Rinse Cleanser / Dohm Sound Machine / MAM pacifiers / Motrin / Bella Tunno Pacifier Clips / Hope Frog / Nose Frida / Boogie Mist Saline Spray
|Thomas & Caroline at 9 months|