My momma heart was thumping so hard in my chest. My worry was that Z might suddenly let go of the handle and fall off. Or that he might start wiggling around and get thrown off the horse.
Z has his consultation with the development pediatrician every 6 months. Last month, we visited the good doctor for his first session this year.
Dev-pedia consults are actually nerve-wracking for me. Sometimes, or most of the time, I feel like I am not doing enough once I find out that Z’s progress is very slow. Last month’s consultation was somehow better. His assessment? A charming little boy of stated age. I love that!
Z is definitely growing up so fast. He just turned 3 last August and I have been watching him closely for quite some time now. I can’t really say that he is still a baby (literally) because I can feel how heavy he already is whenever I carry him (which is most of the time). He only wants to be cuddled when he’s not feeling well else he wants to just run around and play with his toys. He still definitely loves cars, music, books and water.
“Stop and smell the roses” is no longer just a quote for me. This is a reminder that, given the pace of life nowadays, we need to learn to appreciate the small things, else we miss out on the most wondrous things that we may experience. There’s no need to rush things especially in learning because we might miss out on the most important lessons as well.
I am not sure if I spelled that correctly but that is an Ilocano term meaning to grow or for growth. Something to that effect. This word got stuck in my head the whole day. You see, last Tuesday, I celebrated my birthday. Wednesday night, after Z’s pedia-cardio appointment, I had to send his nanny home for medical reasons. Nothing contagious or anything. His nanny had to immediately see her OB for a scheduled D&C, I believe. So today is the beginning of my being yaya-less, so to speak. It has been a busy day. I had to wake up […]
I have been going through Z’s photos that I’ve posted in Facebook and the photos that I was able to recover and I couldn’t just help but think every single time that time has been going by so fast. It only seems like yesterday (or probably a week ago, if you may) when I was rubbing my swollen tummy trying to wake him up so I could feel him kick and let me know that he’s listening to my babbles. In what seems like a blink of an eye, my swollen, very pregnant tummy became flat once again, and my little big baby […]
My little boy has been in the mountain city for the past almost three months. And I have been commuting back and forth every weekend since I brought him back home. Given that we only have the weekends to bond and spend time together, I usually take a lot of photos of him as well as videos of his antics. After his birthday, the little boy was still getting gifts in paperbags. For some reason, little Z was more interested with the paper bag rather than the content. And here are three videos to prove it: So funny! 😀 I actually […]
My little boy turned 13 months yesterday. And while we are apart, we had fun over the weekend. We were able to get out of the house after several weekends of rain in the mountain city. We only went out to buy his diapers and milk and have lunch. 😀 Z has become a very active, very talkative tot. He may not speak coherent words yet but he already has different intonations when he babbles. He also loves to laugh and smile, showing all his dimples in different parts of his face. So cute! His smiles are always a be-still-my-heart […]
As you all know, my son has Down Syndrome. And given his medical journey from the time of his birth and his condition, his development is said to be delayed. So with that said, I have been trying to keep track of all his milestones and development to compare that to the milestone range that I have up on one of my bedroom walls. However, to be honest, even if I have the chart up at eye level and at somewhere really easy to find, I haven’t been paying attention to it. Every time my son is here with me in the big […]
So I went home to the mountain city over the weekend. And boy, was I glad to have purchased my bus ticket going home because the chance passengers line was so long, it would have taken me a few hours before I can get a ride had I not bought my ticket. I got the 1AM trip home and arrived at around 6ish in the morning. Before leaving the terminal, I bought another ticket for Sunday night going back to the big metro. Even back home, there were way too many people at the terminal that night. And the chance […]