Speaking of which, Seth has come ALIVE! His talking is more advanced than any of the other babies. Lots of babbling "bababa's" and "gagaga's" and "eb's" and raspberries and all kinds of fun vocalizations and squeals and consonant-vowel combinations. He is just amazing! He plays like crazy with anything around him, has great head and torso control, is very nearly rolling over, can sit up for a few seconds, and other fun stuff we seem to discover every day. I think he just feels SO much better! He's only throwing up a couple of times a day now, praise God! And the pulmonologist was very, very pleased by his progress in every way today. He's breathing more fully and slowly, he's growing great guns - already on the chart for actual age (8.5 months) rather than just adjusted age (5.5 months, where he ranks in the 75th percentile for height and weight), and he should be completely off of oxygen and several meds within 2 months. Both the pulmonologist and the gastroenterologist have said as far as they are concerned we could return to PNG in January. We'll see what our Clinic there says, though. Still, it's nearly flabbergasting how far Seth has come! We are awed and amazed and grateful beyond words to our Father!
|The plaque Gavin made for the NICU. I can't believe how far the babies have come, looking at their newborn pics!|
|We loved seeing this fire engine because of the word on the back. One of the crew explained, "It's called a quint because it has four functions." (Hee, hee. The old "quint means four" confusion reigns everywhere!)|
|We think Seth is drop-dead gorgeous! We think all our kids are gorgeous, though. :) We are VERY biased!|
|Seth today at the pulmonologist. He got a little crazy with the fun crinkling paper on the table|
|A little smile|
|Goodbye and goodnight for now! On our way home from the NICU yesterday: Marcie, David, Seth. |
(The really cute one of Seth smiling turned out super blurry, bummer!)