Sunday, August 06, 2006

British Columbia Trip

We just returned from our BC trip and it was wonderful! Everything went really well, thanks to many prayers! All the kids did great with all the driving, Noah did the best of all. We barely ever heard a peep out of him! We did lots of stopping which also helped. We got to spend time with friends Dave, Cheryl, Fiona and Avery in Calgary and Banff. We were even able to get Noah to spend some time in the baby carrier. After a bit of getting used to it, he actually enjoyed it and ended up falling asleep on our little hike to Johnstons Canyon.

In Abbotsford we spent time with family Erik, Jamie & cousin Micah, who thoroughly enjoyed poking and kissing "baby". We made it out to Vancouver Island as well. The kids loved the ferry ride and the weather was beautiful. We beached lots, especially enjoying the amazing warm water at Rathtrevor beach, and the giant waves at Long Beach. Even Noah got some colour and he wasn't even in the sun! It was great to be away from doctors appointments and therapies! What a precious gift this time has been.

No weight gain for Noah. He continues to hover around 7lbs 3oz and 7lbs 4oz. We are still working up the new polycose/neocate concentration. We are up to .91 Kcals now and Noah is tolerating it well, just not gaining. He is 10 months now and is starting to acting like a 10 month old in many ways. He gets very mad when his toys are taken away and pouts when mommy leaves his sight. He has rolled from back to tummy once and tummy to back once. I can't seem to get him to do it again though! He has cut another 2 teeth, bringing the total up to 3 (another top front tooth and a bottom front tooth). His head control is certainly improving as well.
Noah is refluxing again, so his fundo must be loosening a bit. We will likely need to change his medication which we've been talking about for a while. He is also having alot more trouble with swallowing his secretions. He has begun to have daily choking episodes that can be scary and we've been using a syringe to try to suction him out. We are meeting with respiratory on Tuesday so we will discuss getting a suction machine to have at home. Back to the daily grind!!


Kim said...

I'm so glad to hear that your trip was a success and that you were able to enjoy some time together as a family. Great pictures too!

thekeowns said...

Glad to hear you guys had fun. Noah is looking alot bigger then 7 pounds in this pic of him in the front snugli thing. He defiantly doesn't look like a newborn. His expressions have sure changed.
how was the Edmonton mall, we had to postpone our trip because of steve's new job but are hoping to go the first week of September

Nathan & Rosanna said...

We loved spending time with your family!

Erik, Jamie, Micah & Baby said...

I'm happy to hear you made it home safe. We had SO much fun with you guys and Micah still talks about all of you :)