We've been a little quieter in this busy season in our lives. We are facing some of the realities of a preemie who hasn't "caught up by two". I can't tell you how many times we heard that preemies catch up by two. That "this will all be in the past". The NICU journey is in the past, but we are still dealing with the effects of Cohen's prematurity in his life. The reality of it can sometimes hit pretty hard, but we do our best to focus on the journey and how far we've come.
We are still asking some questions and waiting for some answers, but we know that we are working to do whatever we think is best for Cohen. Right now this means lots of appointments and therapy and preschool. We are working to learn more about his needs and how we can meet those needs to give him the best chance to reach his full potential. It's been talking to a lot of different people and facing some struggles. But we love this guy with all our hearts and will do whatever it takes to help him be his best, whatever that looks like.
Our little buddy is determined and happy and always keeps us on our toes. He has always done things in his own time and in his own way. He always makes us laugh with the things he says and we love seeing him grow and change every day.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
A few weeks ago, on a whim, we took the Strider bike out of the garage to see if Ezra would want to ride it. The first time we had to hold onto the bike to help him balance. The next time he was off and running! He is a daring little boy ready to take on the world. Since he found out he could run on his bike (and scare his mother) he has been forced into wearing a helmet. He loves riding his bike and I see a lot of it in our future as we get to spend more time outside.