Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

Thank you for keeping up-to-date with Nathan. We hope you visit often and enjoy experiencing our son's journey as much as we do. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

More over Bugs Bunny!

Nathan loved his carrots!!!! In fact, he smiled when I gave him his first spoon full!!!! I was worried he may be like his dad and not like his veggies but thank God that's not the case.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Other very exciting weekend news!

Nathan had his 4-month check-up and weighed in at 10-pounds on the nose!!! It was also shot day but Nathan did splendidly! He cried for a minute and then started talking like he was mad! It was so cute - I told him that it was ok to tell the doctor what he thought of those shots and he sure did! We were cracking up! hahaha

The doctor also said it would be appropriate to begin Nathan on some cereal and then food but as most of you have seen Nathan began eating cereal about 2 weeks ago. I was very torn on which foods to begin with - veggies or fruit. One school of thought is that you should start with veggies because fruits are sweet and yummy, which could inhibit a baby from wanting to eat his veggies. So, I decided to begin with veggies - big surprise huh?

I went to the store, got some sweet potatoes, boiled them and put them through the food processor (thanks mim!). This took some time and as I was carrying it into Nathan's room - I DROPPED THE ENTIRE BOWL ON THE RUG! If I could have been a fly on my own wall at that moment! I laugh now, but I'm not sure I thought it was funny at the time.

Well, the sweet potatoes didn't go over so well. Nathan took his first bite and just held the food in his mouth and then came the infamous "peanut butter tongue." He was done. I tried to encourage his taste buds for the next three days without success. We're back to cereal now and will give carrots a try on Thursday.

This weekend Nathan had a few other firsts - he sat in his exersaucer and his high chair! The below video is of the exersaucer experience and there is a picture of him in his high chair (see the scrolling pictures).

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Welcomed to the family (video)

Welcomed to the family (part 1)

This was a big weekend for the Terry household. We were welcomed into a very special family on Satruday while attending our first Down Syndrome (DS)symposium. The key note speaker was a woman named Karen Gaffney - please take a moment to watch the above video. I can't promise you that you won't cry (I did) but I can promise you a new positive perspective on what's possible.

The event was titled "Beyond Our Wildest Dreams" - Karen truly hit the mark when she repeatedly said that dreams are not beyond the reach of those with DS. She is a living example of this -- we can all learn a great deal from her life.