The boys turned 18 months old this week and we got their photos taken. It was certainly a less than to be desired experience! At first Jaxon had a major meltdown because the man taking the picture pulled down a very bright WHITE sheet and it scared Jax. The man pulled it back up and brought out a blue sheet instead and then Jax was fine (he seems to have developed a phobia with the color white most likely due to medical facilities).
Little did we know that Brady was going to be the one who would NOT participate at ALL! He wanted absolutely nothing to do with being next to Jax for their shot together - apparently he didn't want to share all his cuteness! So we had very little to choose from in the end. Hopefully their two year old shot will go better...well, we can always hope, right?
So here's the BIG news. I have been holding back from posting about this for fear that it was going to be short-lived and as usual, getting our hopes up...but this seems to be holding steady.
Jaxon's vomiting has stopped.
Yes...you heard me...it has stopped since Thursday. The only thing we can think of that's different was the addition of a Serotonin Supplement powder we began giving after his appointment with the alternative doctor on Tuesday. Jax had 2 episodes on Wednesday, 1 on Thursday and none since. He has woken up FOUR days straight without vomiting (and therefor getting a good extra hour of sleep). We can't believe it!
His pump rate is up pretty high, so he's very close to only needing to be on his tubes while he's sleeping. He has a new freedom later in the mornings now without lugging around his backpack. He's tried banana puree the past few days, and while he makes awful faces if I get the spoon too far back in his mouth, he has not retched or heaved or vomited at all. He just refuses if he doesn't want it, which is a great alternative to what he used to do. (Don't get me wrong, he takes nothing more than a "taste" of baby food, not actually eating - that will be a whole other issue to tackle.)
We are in shock, yet still pretty cautious about this. I've been wanting to run to post about every single morning he's been waking up without being sick, but the thought of coming back to say it was "just a good day" was too much for me to deal with. But I feel the need to report this NOW!
Please keep your fingers crossed that we're really onto something here. Jax looks fabulous, and he just seems happier.
Here are their shots from today (Jax decided to be quite the model):
Profile pic of Jaxon
(Jason said that this picture looks similar to an old photo of his
- I want to see it!)
This is the individual shot we chose.
Brady deciding to give us a little bit of his smile.
This is his individual shot.
In the printed photos, you can really see his beautiful blue/brown eye.
Jax gave a lot of smiles.
This is the last time Brady sat still for a millisecond.
More smiles from Jax.
Look out GQ Magazine!
These were the best shots we could get of the boys together...seriously.