Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Owen had an excellent first Thanksgiving. We went to the Dursches', Strayers', Leuzingers' and Chicago Dursches' houses. We were very busy! Owen kept up quite well and loved being passed around by family. Here he is with Cousin JD during our visit to Chicago. He isn't eating any table food yet, so he wasn't able to enjoy any of the tasty feast... next year. He will be starting solids later this month (cereal) when he turns 6 months December 21st! Wow, how time has sped by.

Owen slept pretty much the entire 5 and a half hour drive to Chicago. We stopped to eat and for a diaper change. Mommy and Daddy were so proud of his contentment during the trip. He met his new cousin Audrey- born October 28th- and enjoyed watching big cousins JD and Ellie play with their toys. JD even let Owen play with his animals and Batman figure. What a nice guy! (Of course, he had to trade his rattle, links, and caterpillar to earn the right.)

A few new things Owen is doing:
- sitting up with assistance
- moving things from hand to hand, but then dropping it
- being very distracted while nursing
- giggling a lot, especially when daddy tickles him
- yelling at random times
- about to roll over from his back to tummy
- pulling his feet up towards his face
- loves looking in the mirror
- chewing and sucking on both thumbs at the same time, such talent!

We went to Owen's 5 month cardiologist appointment and all went well. They did an EKG, checked blood pressures, oxygen saturation, heart rate, and listened to his heart and lungs. They said he was doing great! He weighed 12 pounds 10 ounces and is 24.5 inches.  This is below the 3rd percentile for his height to weight comparison for his age, so they would like us to try to pack on some more pounds.  We go back in May for his sedated echo-cardiogram to look at the heart and make sure everything is still healed correctly.

We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Owen saw his first snow this weekend.  This weekend he has also been amazed at the progress of the kitchen remodel.  It will be done soon, we hope!  We posted more pictures in the album.
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