Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hugs and Drugs

It's nearly 90 degrees in San Luis Obispo today and I'm reminded why I love living in this part of California. We started our morning at a Farmer's Market within walking distance of our house and found extra sweet strawberries grown about 30 miles from here and a huge, juicy tomato that I can't wait to slice up and put on a sandwich. Later in the day we walked to our nearby neighborhood deli and enjoyed a scrumptious California Turkey from High Street Deli. Wyatt's now fast asleep for his afternoon nap and I have a free and quiet moment.

One new thing that Wyatt seems to have picked up recently is the ability to show affection. Sometimes it's his head gently burrowing into my chest and other times it's his slightly puckered lips leaning in for a kiss on the mouth. Both make me feel warm inside and are remarkable pick-me-ups during otherwise ordinary days.

The picture below is a good example of mealtime. Though he isn't using baby sign yet to let us know he wants more, he does use a series of grunts and grabs to make it very clear when he is not yet finished with his meal. We haven't started working on manners yet and are getting used to finding crusty sweet potatoes anywhere from his ears to the back of his neck.On the drug front, Garett's experimenting with a new one. No, nothing recreational, it's a new medicine to help his ailing colon. I think he's been avoiding this particular drug for nearly two years but it's finally been made clear that it's the best thing for him at this time. It's in the category of immunosuppressive drugs which means that the potential side effects are pretty significant. We are praying often for his body to become more healthy and for less anxiousness related to this new medication.

Finally, we took a family photo this week in our living room. It's nothing too exciting but I thought worth posting since it is one of our first family photos since Wyatt joined us. Wyatt is wearing his favorite pjs and can't take his eyes off Ruby as usual.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wyatt's Growing

Here are a few photos from the weekend.