Today, after we asked Nolan if he was "all done" with his meal, he said "awe duh", then pushed his food away.
Shortly after, I let Nolan go run around in the leaves (one of his fave past times, especially when the the leaves are extra crunchy!). I picked up a leaf and said "leaf" to him, which he also responded with "leaf."
Today Nolan had surgery for ear tubes. After 5-6 ear infections in the past couple months, Dr. Fazilat said it was time for surgery.
So Francis, Nolan and I arrived at the hospital at 5:45am (coffee cup in hand, of course) to prep for his 7:30am surgery. At 7:30am sharp, Nolan was wheeled in for surgery. AT 7:40am, I was called in to the room to be by him as he slowly woke up. Yup, that's right...a 10 minute surgery.
Nolan was groggy and a bit cranky (like they warned us), but overall doing great.
I am so thankful that he will finally have some relief...and his hearing back :)
As you may have read, Nolan took his first couple steps on his 1st birthday (timely little feller, eh?). Then he continued to take a few steps here and there.
But on 11/11/11, Nolan officially became a walking man!!! Here's a video of him taking several steps. From this point on, he was a walking fool. He walked around the family room, kitchen...everywhere!!
Nolan is now blowing kisses! After I said goodbye to him in the morning, I gave him a big kiss on the cheek then blew him a kiss. He then blew me a kiss right BACK! He kissed the back of his hand, then pulled away from his face as he make the "mwah" sound.
Nolan has learned how to make monkey noises! I read him a story with a monkey character in it, and made the monkey noises to add more "flare" to the story. He then copied me and made the monkey noises himself! "Ooh Ooh Ahh Ahh Ahh!"
Now he loves to make the monkey noises when we show him monkeys. Too. Damn. Cute.
After numerous ear infections the last few months, coupled with the fluid that won't drain from ears (even post-infection), Dr. Fazilat has recommended ear tubes for Nolan.
So I first went to see the ENT specialist that Dr. Fazilat referred me to, however they could not perform the operation for another month! So I went to an ENT recommened by a friend, instead.
After performing a myriad of tests on my poor Nolan, they confirmed that he definitely needed ear tubes. His hearing is partially impaired (which can really affect their speech development at this age) and it is likely throwing off his balance/equilibrium. To top that off, it probably causes him pain/pressure. Luckily, all these will be resolved with the operation. So to say the least, I am eager to get those ear tubes put in!!!
I asked the doctor's receptionist the earliest they could perform the appointment, and they told me that December is the earliest. But after I they saw the desperate and sullen look on my face and my response of, "Really?! December is the earliest?!" they said they could try to move things around and squeeze him in earlier. With a little finagling, they were able to get the operation booked for next week, 11/14. Yay!!
I am so excited for Nolan to finally be free of pain!