Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy 8 Months Baby Boy

Today is Tripp's 8 Month Birthday... Can you believe it?? He is growing like a weed... Thank God. He is now sitting up by himself for up to about 15 minutes at a time. He is grabbing at EVERYTHING and putting it straight to his mouth (probably because he is cutting every single tooth he has right now... No, really EVERY one... molars, canines, everything.) When he is happy and excited, he wiggles his butt and kicks his feet and waves his arms. He has the cutest smile I have ever seen. He is grabbing at his feeding tube every time I feed him and even holds the syringe for me! He is now putting a little bit of weight on his legs when you stand him up, which we don't do often because he HATES it. He is transferring objects from one hand to the other. And he is absolutely the BEST baby in the whole world... with the BEST disposition.

We have been doing pretty good, except for the sleeping at night and a few trach problems. Last night was a little better than the rest of the week, he was up about every hour. Which is good lately. It's amazing how much "a little bit better broken sleep" can make you feel. He is still on the steroids and we are going to try and keep him on a low dose for a while until I can figure out what I want to do about hid mouth FULL of teeth. They make his sores look better and I guess make him feel a little better. We have been extremely busy around here, trying to get back in our house. We added on a bathroom and a living room. That way Tripp can have his own bathroom and we can make the other living room his playroom with all of his toys (without all of his dressing supplies!) Our house is reallllllly old, so it was way too small for us. Now we have so much more room. It feels great. Tripp still isn't sure where he is when he's in his new living room, but he will get used to it pretty soon. And he will LOVE his new playroom when it's finished, I know it!!

We will probably be going to see the ENT tomorrow. He has been coughing a whole lot and had some small amounts of bright red blood every now and then coming out of his trach. So I just want to make sure nothing is going on down there.


  1. Happy 8 month birthday little guy! You are too cute and I'm so happy to see that you are learning to do so many new things. I'll pray for your little toothies and your cough!

  2. I am glad to hear Tripp is doing well. I hadn't seen anything for a few days and prayed you were just busy and nothing was wrong. Enjoy your extra room!!

  3. I'm one of your new followers, and I live in Louisiana, too. Your son is absolutely beautiful! I've never heard of EB until recently. We'll be keeping your son in our prayers.

  4. Hi Courtney:
    I was just checking in to see how your precious son is doing. Happy 8 month birthday Tripp. So glad he is doing well.
    Give him a big hug and kiss and tell him they are from Leah's Nana. Will always be here for you. Take care and God Bless. Love Leah's Nana

  5. Happy 8 month you lots.
    Aunt Sharon

  6. Happy 8 months Tripp!!
    I will pray all goes well at the doctor.

  7. Happy 8 months to your sweet boy!

    Your new additions sound wonderful!

  8. Happy 8 months sweet boy Tripp!!! Continued prayers for all of you.