Thursday, April 27, 2006

Twelve Pounds!

We waited anxiously the last three days for Parker to reach the twelve pound mark. Finally, at last night's weigh-in Parker was 4.54 Kg exactly 12 pounds. Hurray, Hurray! That places Parker at the 10th percentile plus or minus a couple percent.

I must say that the "Wiggles" are starting to grow on me. You know that Australian band that writes and plays children's music? Sort of like a contemporary Sharon, Louis and Bram. Pretty catchy I must say. To be honest, I have started to listen to them when Parker is not even around. I think my wife's favourite time of the day is when Parker and her dance to the Wiggles. Last night I got to witness all the cool moves that they had been working on throughout the day. Look out Frank Sinatra because Parker has got the moves.

My wife and I met with the genetic councillors yesterday. It was pretty much review of basic genetics from high school biology. I had previously gone over everything they discussed with us with my wife so everything they said she had heard before. They were definately very nice and thorough and anyone who must go through something similar to us should probably work with a genetic councillor to learn more about the science behind their disease.

We did learn the different options in regards to genetic testing when we do want to try and conceive another child. Recall that there is a 1 in 4 chance that each child we have will be homzygous(two bad genes) for ADA deficiency . But I will leave that for another article when it is closer to that time. Right now, all our attention is making sure that Parker gets better.

Remember to vote for Parker! The contest is over at the end of the week.


Uncle Mikey said...

Hi Parky Poo,
So glad you're 12 lbs!
We miss you and your mommy and daddy lots.
You are sooo cute in all the pictures!
Love ya!
Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey

Natalie said...

Hi There Parker Poo,

I just wanted to write you a little note to say good-night my little dancing monkey! I bet you look SOOO cute when you are dancing! Did you know that your Uncle David loves dancing and that he comes with a few of his own unique moves?! I can't wait to see you both together bustin' a few moves!

Lots of love little one!
Auntie Natalie xoxo

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Pumpkin!

The weight gain??.......impressive!! Keep it up little man! I'm not sure about this dancing to the 'Wiggles' stuff, but I'm glad you're taking an interest in music!! When you get a little older I'll introduce you to some wicked bands!!! Hope you have a very productive day Parkerbear!!

Love ya lots and lots,
Auntie Kate xoxo