Monday, June 4, 2012

Welcome James Donald

Nicholas is a big brother! We welcomed James Donald (named after his grandfathers) into the world on April 17th. He weighted 8 lbs 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Quite the opposite of Nicholas. Nicholas has been great with him. He loves to give him kisses on the head (something we had to teach him versus on the lips) and makes us aware when he is crying  and promptly wants us to do something about it. Chelsea, our nanny, is here daily. She has basically kept Nicholas on his normal schedule, which has helped out a lot. Doesn't leave a lot of time for jealousy or acting out, which is appreciated all around.

Nicholas is winding down with his spring activities and getting ready for a pre-school/day care program he will start in July. We feel he is ready for more interaction with kids his own age. He will attend that twice a week this summer and three times a week in the fall. It will also give Chelsea a little time to adjust to taking care of two kids during the day. We'll keep you updated on how Nicholas does.

Speech wise, Nicholas continues to improve. We saw another speech therapist and she basically said the same thing as the others. He understand what you are saying and even comprehends at a 3.5 age level and the speech will come. We just want to make sure we are doing everything we can for him given his early start to life.

We've had a great summer so far. Traveled to visit cousins and aunts/uncles and even a long weekend up at the lake house where Nicholas loved being outside 24/7. One favorite, his first boat ride of the season where uncle Jay let him take the helm.

Enjoy your summer. Sorry for the delayed update, it's been pretty busy around here.


Denise, Denise, Nicholas and James

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