We made it through year two! Bring on the potty training, new ways to fix his feet, and our first Disney trip in the fall.

When he woke up, we asked him if we could take his nite-nite shoes off, he said NOPE, my shoes! That is a first.


Nope, my shoes!

Yesterday he had his first birthday party at school with cupcakes and other fun activities. He was not a fan of his birthday hat.


Barely Tolerating Face

After school and work, Daddy and I took him out to dinner and to explore a toy store.

Mmm pizza

Mmm pizza

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Then we came home for cake and presents while his grandparents watched via FaceTime. Side note: Video chat is the best invention EVER. I totally would not survive living this far from my parents and siblings without it. It gives Drake the chance to develop a relationship with them better than if he only got to make a few visits a year, too.

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Blue cake icing has the ability to make a hand blue even after a bath. Apparently hand sanitizer will remove it. Thanks Aunt Amy!

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Today, we had an appointment to get new Mitchell shoes for his Ponseti bar and then his wellness visit. The insurance covered his shoe upgrade *insert HUGE sigh of relief* except for co-pay, and he was in the 3% for weight! Β We gained back 2lbs of what he had lost while sick. I feel like I won that 400 mil jackpot. πŸ™‚

And his pediatrician concurred with his NICU and First Steps physical therapists about the orthotics. That is good news, too, in case I can’t get his orthopedic doctor on board for the prescription.

That very first birthday may have been way less than ideal, but thanks for making each following one such a blast, little buddy. It’s so hard to believe that we have a KID not a BABY anymore.


4 Responses to “Two!”

  1. February 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Awwww! Happy Birthday Drake!

  2. February 26, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Happy Birthday Drake, again πŸ™‚ Looks like he had a great Birthday! He is so cute in his new pirate tent πŸ™‚ Congrats on gaining 2 lbs! πŸ™‚ xoxo Fanni

    • February 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Thanks, Fanni! I’ve gone a little crazy on birthday posts this year! Last year’s bday still felt so stressful, but this year we had such good reports and he’s made so much progress we feel so free. πŸ™‚

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