Nathaniel Goes to School

From birth to 3 years old, Nathaniel received services (occupational therapy, speech/communication, etc) through the county.  It was fabulous, they came to our house once a week and worked with Nathaniel.  I believe it made a big difference for him.  Once a child turns 3, those services are provided by the school district.  We moved […]

Nathaniel’s 4th Birthday 2

I seriously cannot believe this boy has turned 4!  My kids are all growing up! This year Nathaniel definitely knew what a birthday is and eagerly anticipated his.  He watched Daniel’s in January, Michael’s in March, and Amelia’s in May.  So when we asked what he wanted for his birthday, he knew what to say: […]

Cardiology 2

Nathaniel now has a cardiologist.  We had been told that Nathaniel’s heart is fine.  This winter I noticed that during the night, Nathaniel’s heart rate was dropping lower and lower.  An alarm is set at a certain number, so it beeps and wakes me up.  It was set at 60 and he would go into […]

Hello, New Doctors

Oops, its kind of been 8 months since I posted about Nathaniel.  But no news is good news, right?   We are established with new doctors here in Florida.  We started out with pulmonology.  Reason #1, is because that seemed to be the doctor we saw the most.  That’s who I called when Nathaniel was […]

Nathaniel and Bear

When Nathaniel was a baby, a therapist suggested we get him a stuffed animal or doll and give it a trach.  So Nathaniel got Caleb. In the last few months, Nathaniel has started really playing with and taking care of the bear.  It is much easier to sign “bear”, than to spell “Caleb”, so Nathaniel […]

Goodbye to Doctors

One of the hard things about moving was leaving all of Nathaniel’s doctors and helpers that have known him since birth.  We pretty much went to all of them during our last couple of months in California, so I took pictures, except when I forgot. Dr. Evans – He was Nathaniel’s ENT, and actually put […]

Cute Nathaniel 1

Just some cute things about Nathaniel these days. He just loves cars and trucks.  So if anyone comes to our house he wants to watch them drive away.  He did this at our old house, but we lived in a small cul de sac, so the cars were gone fairly quickly.  Now we live more […]

Nathaniel Moves to Florida

Nathaniel has done remarkably well with a move across the country.  It started out with staying a few days at Grandma and Grandpa Harrison’s house.  Nathaniel has really gotten to know them lately and has asked for them a few times here.  I don’t know if he understands they are far away, but we are […]

Happy Anniversary 2

Today, August 12th, is the anniversary of when Nathaniel came home from the NICU! He is just the cutest little guy and is doing so well.  Today we went to Target.  He likes to run ahead.  I know I shouldn’t let him do that, but I am just so happy that we can be out […]

Infant Development Program

We have been truly blessed by the Infant Development Program (IDP) of El Dorado County.  Another blessing, I believe, from being led to live in El Dorado Hills.  We are just inside El Dorado County, instead of Sacramento County.  We would still have had the services in another county, but I was told there are […]