Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grayster's 3 Year Old Heart

We visited the cardiologist today for Grayson's 3 year old check-up. See previous posts here.  First of all- the doctor gave us a hard time for bringing him in on his actual birthday. He joked and said, "When I told you I wanted to see him at 3, I didn't mean EXACTLY 3!" When the nurses found out, they quickly passed around a card and brought it in with a t-shirt.

We are so lucky to be blessed with a great pediatric cardiologist who really takes his time with each patient. Unfortunately this means LONG appointments. This one was 2.5 hours. Just his ultrasound lasted 45 minutes. He was a GREAT boy the entire time. He was so polite and let everyone do what they needed to do. We were proud of our little one.

The conclusion? The ASD has not grown in size, however Grayster obviously has. While this problem hasn't caused him any issues yet (except for a one side of his heart to be ever so slightly enlarged) it is one that still needs monitoring. The doctor seemed to be hinting at surgery around age 5, but we'll see. We go back summer of 2014 (right before his 5th birthday).

The sweetest thing happened just as we were leaving... after Grayson had been so good for the appointment, it was finally time to leave. He looked at the doctor, patted his own heart and said, "Thanks for looking at my heart." The doctor didn't know how to respond. He said, "Well... you're welcome. I don't get that a lot. Especially not from 3 year old little boys." That's our guy. Love him to pieces.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes

I cannot tell you how much fun it was to make birthday cupcakes for my little one to send to "school" tomorrow! I really am enjoying watching him grow up!

and this is him on his birthday standing by his Happy Birthday sign at his daycare:

Fun with JuJu

Unfortunately, Grayson's JuJu had to work on the day of his birthday party. However, JuJu and Mr. Steve came up to eat dinner with us and play with Grayson on Sunday evening. It was so much fun for everyone!

Grayson's 3rd Birthday Party

This year we decided to have a swimming party for Grayson's birthday. We reserved the cabana at our neighborhood pool, invited some friends and family, threw together some snacks (and I made a cake!) and had a great time! 

I was so lucky that mom and dad came to help me set up before the party. Jason stayed at the house so that Grayson could take his regular afternoon nap and I ran by and picked them up minutes before the start of the party. It worked out perfectly!

Pinterest inspired birthday cake creation!

This little boy tried to hide a grin once everyone started singing... We saw it, though!!


Grayson and Perrin