Our first visitors have been Wade’s parents, Jack and Valene; my grandparents; my little sister, Sandy; and tomorrow my mom will get here. Ford loves all the attention he’s been getting.
Ford got his middle name from my Grandpa Tom and for all the other Tom's we love
Our handsome little man has been here two weeks now. At times it has been a rough couple of weeks. He was born with facial palsy that has been a worry to his momma. I’m told it should go away within the month and it’s already quite a bit better, but that doesn’t mean I worry any less about it. He also has a gruff little cry that sounds like a little growl when he gets mad. When I asked the doctor about it he looked down his throat and told me he didn’t have a uvula (you know, that thing that hangs in the back of your mouth). That was a possible sign of cleft pallet so we went to an ENT specialist. It turns out that our lucky little guy does have a uvula, he just pulls it back when he cries really hard. The ENT doc was fabulous and so gentle with our baby boy. While there he did have his first taste of cosmetic surgery. His tiny ears were folded a little funny when he was born so she fixed him right up with a little tape and wax so he will have great ears in just a couple of weeks. He may look a little dorky now but I think he’ll appreciate it when he turns sixteen. These last couple of weeks I’ve been very grateful for our healthcare coverage and for access to fantastic doctors.
Fords ears all taped up
Other than those very little things to worry about, we have a very good boy. He spends most of his time sleeping and wakes up like clockwork every three hours for a little snack and a diaper change. Wade has been so great about getting up with me all through the night to change diapers and feed our little guy. We love all this time we get to spend together.