We’ve all had a nice quiet week at this end with no medical appointments. Rory weighed in at 5.78kg which was a great result, up 170g on last week.
With Colman off work for a while, we’re enjoying a bit of a stay-cation. Rory’s routine determines our movements but he’s now able to entertain himself quite nicely in his pram which makes him a good coffee companion (am sure once he’s on the move this will be a thing of the past). Generally as we’re finishing up he likes a bit of a better look around whichever coffee shop we’re in and then we head for a walk followed by a nap. Here’s a few pics from our week of coffees with him (I like the one of he and Colman in profile as they realy look alike in it & John those pics were taken in your favourite coffee shop, Chalk at Maroubra Beach)
Rory and I also caught up with Margie and Archie for a coffee in Bronte and as you can see in the pictures, Rory had a lot to say to Archie. Archie is looking great and has piled on the weight since we saw him last… Only in the premmie world could it be a compliment to say that!
While we were in Bronte, Colman got going on his project for the week… Making a tiny desk for Rory. As I said last week, the physio had recommended one but we couldn’t find the right size anywhere so Colman decided to make it. Kai’s parents were having the same problem and as Colman had enough wood, he made two as the boys need the same size desk. They are currently drying on the deck and the letters need a final coat of paint so no pic of Rory and Kai at them yet but that should follow this week. Kai had a busy week as he needed what we all hope is his final operation for a while. He came through it great though and it must have been the week for ops as Rory’s other friend Sami is having an op today. Just like in the NICU, this makes us grateful for quiet weeks. By the way, you might notice our battered plants post hailstorm… Succulents and lime trees don’t like hail!
Rory has definitely enjoyed having Colman around midweek and one day they both were wearing red t-shirts and combat pants!
In fact Rory seemed to wear a lot of red this week including these new pyjamas from Ireland which say “seriously cute” in the corner… We agree!
Rory and I also had some clothing matches when we both put our hoodies on before heading out in the cold sunshine yesterday morning.
Of course the other thing that Colman’s been doing is preparing for his half marathon on 17th May and he had a training run along the route last Sunday. Rory also hung out with another of his runners this week, his Aunty Noelle. We’re now over $10,000 in donations which is just great. If anyone is reading who’d still like to donate here’s the link: Running for Rory
I’ll leave you with a short video of a giggly Rory but before I do, Rory would like to say a big happy birthday to his Uncle Barry for tomorrow!