My Mom, Dad, Grandma and Kristopher came to College Station Christmas Eve. It was Kristopher and Grandma's 1st time seeing Auggie. Mom brought all the fixins for dinner- ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and much more! While they were here we opened Auggie's presents from them. My grandparents sent along their gifts with my mom. I ended up having a strange gift from Grandpa- we always got one present from both of them, not separate ones! Mom said it was killing Jamie that she didn't know what it was... and lucky me, I got to open it before her! :) As soon as I opened it, I knew what it was- my rose bush name plate! I was so happy! At my grandparents lake house, they had a rose bush garden and each rose bush was named after each of their grandkids. Hmmm... reminds me of all those fun summers at the lake when we were younger. As it turns out, we all got our name plates for Christmas from Grandpa! I'll have to find a picture of all of us in front of the rose garden.
|Christmas Eve with my rose bush name plate|
We saved Auggie's presents from Santa Claus for Christmas night when the Siegmunds got together and opened theirs. Jane & Sherwin bought the family an XBox 360 with a Kinect so we were able to video chat with them while we all opened presents. The kiddos were excited to see Auggie (finally) and even more excited to see themselves on TV! It was nice "being with" everyone. We even got to sing Silent Night together.
Auggie had a great 1st Christmas. Santa (and everyone else) was very good to him this year. I'm looking forward to next year though... He'll be able to participate instead of sleeping!
|Auggie sleeping on his changing table in his outfit from Mommo|
Auggie is doing great- as you can see! He's up to 9 lbs. 4 oz. and 21.5 inches as of last Monday. Thursday, we went to the pediatric ENT and audiologist in Austin since we hadn't heard anything back from the ones in College Station. We're waiting to hear from Dell Children's Hospital to schedule an ABR test. He'll have to be put under anesthesia so we'll be back at the hospital again. The ABR test will determine the functionality of the nerves and then we'll know if he'll the BAHAs or another option. The audiologist was able to let us "hear" what Auggie will "hear" from his hearing aids once he gets the BAHA. It was pretty neat and Tim & I were both impressed. We had to plug our ears while the audiologist pressed the BAHA against the bone right behind our ear.
Later today, Auggie will get his second RSV vaccination. Luckily, the Austin Chest Associates has an office in College Station that they visit twice a month so we don't have to drive to Austin. He'll get one more RSV vaccination after this month then he should be good until next RSV season.
So that was our Christmas. It was disappointing not being able to go see everyone (and missing the Kalbas and Siegmund Christmases last weekend) but we definitely did not feel left out! We hope everyone had just as much love during their holiday as we did ours.