Monday, December 17, 2012

Bye Bye Helmet!

After four months of (almost) 24/7 helmet wearing, Jack is finally done!  After his scan last week, the doctor said his head reshaping was complete and we can retire the helmet to the shelf forever.  Overall the past four months have gone by quickly and smoothly.  Jack never seemed to mind wearing the helmet, and in fact I think it was great protection for his head while he was learning to stand, climb and walk.  My favorite part about the helmet were all the reactions we got from the public.  Of course we got plenty of compliments from our fellow Houston Texans fans, but there were some other interesting comments as well.  A few people were very impressed with how well he was doing following his "brain surgery" while others commented that he "must fall down a lot!"  One mom even came up to me in a store and asked where she could get one for her son because he was always bumping his head!  We had a lot of fun with our little "Texan" and his helmet, but now that he is finished wearing his helmet, maybe he will finally grow some hair?!?!

Here are a few before and after pictures...





Jack's Certificate from Dr. Stelly-Seitz

My happy helmet free boy!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

14 Months Old & 15 Months Old

I have gotten a little behind on my blogging lately.  So here is a recap of Jack's 14th and 15th months!

November 4th, 2012 - 14 Months Old

  1. Height - 32"
  2. Weight - 25lbs 5oz

December 4, 2012 - 15 Months Old

  1. Height - 32.5" (88%)
  2. Weight - 27lbs 2 oz (83%)
  3. Head Circumference - 18.9" (74%)
  4. What is Jack doing - Jack is finally walking!  On November 25, 2012 Jack took his first steps and within about a week he was walking everywhere! It is so cute to watch him walk because it is still so new to him and he gets very excited with his new skill.  Jack is also using sign language to communicate some basic requests with us (i.e. milk, more food, all done).  His favorite toys right now are balls (all shapes and sizes) and blocks.  He enjoys stacking his blocks and putting them into the shape sorter.  He consistently sleeps about 11 hours at night and usually takes one nap a day.  He talks, squeals, screams and babbles all the time.  The only words I have identified so far are dada, mama, ball, dog, darla (my mom's dog), hi and bye.  
  5. What is Jack eating - What isn't Jack eating is the better question!  Some days I think he eats more than me.  I have had success lately with corn, peas and cauliflower, in addition to his usual favorites (corn dogs, waffles, bananas, yogurt etc).  He also loves lasagna and spaghetti, but prefers to feed himself which can get very messy.  He still doesn't seem to have any interest in potatoes, french fries or chips.
  6. Helmet update:  Jack will go for a re-scan on December 13, so we will see if maybe we will be done with the helmet just in time for Christmas?!?