Sunday, June 10, 2007

My new friend Jackson

Last weekend Braden got to meet a special friend - baby Jackson. Jackson has a condition called arthrogryposis - his arms and legs have contractures. Jackson is a sweet and precious little baby who thought it was pretty neat to be around a baby bigger than he is. Braden seemed to enjoy little Jackson and shared his blanket while they napped together. The mommies sat them up to enjoy each other, and they seemed pretty enamored with one another. Mom & Dad (Doris & Jonathan) enjoyed a nice evening cook-out with us. It was nice to spend some time with a family in a situation similar to ours, who has a social schedule like us too - you know, we pretty much stay at home:-)

Braden is still working on tooth #5, he is pretty fussy at times because of it. On a good note, he is holding his head more mid-line and trying to pick it up more every day. While it may be coincidental, Uncle Scott & his girlfriend Patty got Braden a salt ionizer lamp for his birthday, which we put up as soon as we got home from his hospital stay, and we think it is part of the reason we have seen such great improvement in Braden's development, but we don't know for sure. We can't wait to see what our little man has in store for us next!


Jackson's Mommy said...

Thank you! We had such a good time---we have so got to do it again! We loved hanging out with ya'll and Braden is such a sweetie pie! Now, if I could just get him to teach Jackson that pushing off thing we would be in business!

Nicole said...

I am so happy to hear about Braden's progress! I do read along with the posts, so I feel like we are right there with you sometimes. Thad & I miss seeing you guys and are keeping you in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that Aaron and I check up on Braden and the two of you through your blog weekly. I pray for Braden and the two of you all the time, and I'm so glad things seems to be improving. When you get a chance, I'd love a new picture for our fridge!
Stacey Ryan

Anonymous said...

Naw, everyone needs a playdate - parents included! SO nice to see these beautiful little souls got to enjoy each other's company! Thank you again for the updates. It is as addictive as reading celebrity gossip but much more important! Love and prayers, Victoria