Monday, June 7, 2010


With Henry's birthday coming up in August I'm already starting to think of places, decorations, invitations and everything else that goes along with planning a huge birthday bash. I'm making it a big deal and inviting lots of people because to me Henry making it to one year is a miracle and something to celebrate. Which brings me to the title - milestones.

There was a time not that long ago where I wasn't sure Henry would hit all his milestones. When Henry was in the NICU and was finally stabilized we were told that there was a good possibility Henry had suffered some brain damage. They had no way of knowing how long he was deprived of oxygen or how having oxygen levels at 60% or below for an extended period of time would effect him.

I remember our favorite NICU nurse talking to me about what our options were and having early intervention come to the house once Henry came home. I never had to call early intervention.

Never in a million years would I have guessed that Henry would hit all of his milestones and be slightly advanced. His motor skills are good, his coordination is on point, his vocabulary (or sound making) is on target, he is copying everything we do and starting to walk. That doesn't mean that at some point once Henry is talking or starting school that something won't come up but for now we're ok. In the meantime I am just going to take each day as it comes and appreciate every milestone along the way.

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