Wednesday, November 21, 2012

About Dane

I am the world's worse blogger but the VPN here is sketchy and I have more Facebook followers so I've ben sticking with Facebook. Well we have our little peanut and that word is not an underestimation. He is very little but very stocky. He was in shock on Gotcha Day so he cried very little that day. Basically the only time he cries is if he is hungry or if one of his new teeth starts to hurt him.  We have come to the conclusion that he is not just mentally delayed but he has global delays. He is 20 months old but he cannot suck a bottle which any child his age should be doing so getting fluids in him has been challenging to say the least. We have resorted to a Haberman feeder to push the fluids into him. He is not a milk fan but our guide has encouraged us to put him back on formula due to his small size.  He can sit up if you sit him up but he can not sit up by himself. He cannot even roll from back to front or vice versa and of course he cannot walk. He can pick up  a toy off the floor that is around him but when you try to get him to feed himself a snack, he doesn't know what to do so we feed him everything ourself. We are working with him as much as we can from here but it is obvious he will need multiple therapies in order to catch up. He is a happy baby but when he becomes upset, he has learned to self soothe himself by placing his arm in front of his face and putting his lips to it. He has been doing that since the day he was placed in my arms. He is a momma's boy and he adores his sister. He doesn't seem to have a fear of his daddy either so this is a very good thing.   All in all we feel like we are bringing home a baby instead of a 20 month old toddler but that is okay, we are in love with this kid. Keep praying for our little peanut and that he continues to bond with all of us and deal with the transition that he is going through. Thanks be to God for our new little addition!


Emily said...

been there twice-- going to adopt an almost 2 year old, but getting a baby instead-- enjoy the baby hood-- you'll get to witness a lot of his firsts.. something you'll treasure-- and if the delays are due to neglect, etc.. he'll catch up pretty fast with lots of love and attention.:)

Shannon said...

What a doll! He will do so great now that he has the love of your family!

Julie said...

OH Tia, so happy all is going well and you finally haVe Dane. Sorry I haven't been around much...I have so much going on since the huuricane and now I am dealing the NBC just as you were.

Now that things are calming down, somewhat, I'll be checking on you regularly.

Can't wait to see more post when you get home.

Home will make a world of difference for Dane.

God Bless!!!.