We’ve had a very busy week at this end between saying goodbye to the Buckleys, celebrating friends’ birthdays and also fitting in a sleep study and 12 month vaccinations!
I’ll finish off on the Buckeys trip for starters. Last Friday night we had an early dinner out with them in Bondi and Rory really enjoyed the fancy high chair they had in Bills Restaurant. Saturday morning we said our final farewells with breakfast at Coogee beach before they headed off for their trip home.
On Sunday we did have plans to catch up with Rory’s NICU buddies at the beach to celebrate their Aug/Sept birthdays and while it was a lovely day there was a cold breeze so we ended up hosting the party at home. Our numbers were reduced a little when Flynn’s family had car trouble and couldn’t make it which was a shame but we happily celebrated with Sami & Kai. Rory was very happy to be the host!
Rory has been playing with some of the toys he got for his birthday and like all babies of course enjoyed playing with the boxes too.
Rory has also really started showing an interest in standing up! He’s not at the stage where he’s taking any steps but he’s certainly enjoying clambering all over us at the moment and is very proud of himself when we help him stand. We saw his physio on Thursday and she was impressed with how he’s transitioning from different positions like from sitting to his tummy and back again and she gave us some tips to encourage him further.
Thursday was a busy hospital day but oddly social too (it’s probably a worry when you do your socialising at a Children’s Hospital). After physio we bumped into two NICU buddies there for various procedures and appointments and also met a couple of doctors we know too. We were back in the evening for Rory’s sleep study. Rory was very patient with the nurses putting on all the probes and wires and was grown up enough to have all the cables put in a little Bob the Builder backpack until bedtime (previously he’s just had them wrapped in a pillowcase as he wasn’t on the move as much). The night went ok with Rory sleeping very well up until midnight but thereafter he had a couple of times where he woke after either banging his head on the cot or getting himself all tangled up in the wires. He didn’t need oxygen turned on but that would have been very surprising. We’ll get the full results of the study in a few weeks when the data is analysed and we see his sleep specialist.
This morning Rory was very patient while we got all the gunk off his head in the bath. We were then back up to Randwick to see our GP for his 12 month vaccinations. Rory gave a good scream after each jab but cheered right up afterwards when we headed to our usual music/singalong class afterwards. Understandably he has been a bit on the sleepy side this afternoon.