Hi! I wanted to share one of my new favorite outfits, thanks to the wide-leg crop pant trend that I am loving, and a little update on what Cal’s been up to as of late!
Cal is almost two and a half years old and has such a fun personality! He’s not quite walking on his own yet, and I feel like we’ve been saying, “he’s so close!” for a very long time now, haha. But he really does seem like he could totally do it on his own. He just needs a little more confidence! He cruises around everywhere on his little walker and is so proud of himself. We think it’s the cutest thing ever.
Cal’s little personality is still the sweetest ever. We are so lucky that he’s so nice and easy-going, because he’s also still not talking at all. It seems like it would be so frustrating to want something, and not be able to tell us exactly what it is! But luckily he just goes with the flow and is usually happy with whatever it is we think he wants. He HAS learned to communicate with us though through a few signs and hand signals and is starting to make some more sounds with his mouth, too. He says “dada,” “nana,” “mmmm,” for a cow sound (so cute), and growls/yells for a lion, sheep, and any other animal. Haha.
We have speech, occupation, physical, and developmental therapists coming every week to work with him and give us new ideas for things we can do on our own. We also still follow up regularly with his cardiologist, pulmonologist, dietician, ENT, gastroenterologist, and ophthalmologist. Cal still has his feeding tube and is on oxygen when he sleeps, but is starting to ween off both! The biggest thing we still worry about with Cal is his little heart. It’s been such a miracle that we’ve been able to put off any heart surgeries up to this point. We actually just had another 6 month follow up with his cardiologist, and his mitral valve and aortic stenosis look about the same as they did at our last check up, which is such a blessing! His doctor thinks that he will need a mitral valve replacement at some point, but we are hoping to hold off as long as possible!
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in all the things he’s not doing, but then I remember what a miracle it is that Cal’s even here, and am so grateful for all the progress he’s made! I love being his mom and am anxious to see what he’ll be like in 5-10 years.
Since Cal’s not walking yet, I spend a lot of my time with him either playing on the ground or holding him! Comfortable clothes that I’m not adjusting all day long (like I talked about in my last post), are a must and these pants are perfect! They re super comfortable and flattering - the only two things I look for when buying an item of clothing. I’ll link a few different styles below!
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