Baby Braden Petska

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Giving Thanks...

Loving his Auntie Marci!

Lounging in his pj's

Trying out a delicious chocolate treat!

Getting one last good-bye squeeze!

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the delayed update, but "someone" has been keeping us quite busy these days :) Everyday seems to be something new and definitely enjoyable. It's amazing how much these little ones understand language before they're able to fully communicate. When given certain commands (mostly to get a particular toy or book), Braden will perform what you ask of him. He blinks his eyes shut when you ask him where his eye are and tries to say "achoo" when you ask about his nose. Some of his new facial expression are priceless. We just had a 15 month appointment for B and all good news. He is still in the 50th percentile for height and weight along with a 75th percentile placement for his noggin. He is trying to get over a head cold. With the congestion and drainage, he is coughing which makes us so, so nervous. The doctor has reassured us that his lungs are clear....phew! He is still getting his RSV synagis, but the cold/flu season still pose a risk for him. We have been pretty lucky as this is really only the 2nd time he's ever been sick. Along with the head cold, he's getting all 4 canines (the fangs)as well. These teeth have probably been the worst for him as far as giving him any pain...poor guy!

The pics today are from this past weekend. Grandma Patsy and Auntie Marci came down to visit. They were able to watch him all day on Friday, and of course had a ball with Braden. They haven't seem walk yet, so they were having lots of fun with Mr. Mobile.

With this post comes the opportunity to be thankful for so much this year. 2007 has definitely been a year of sunshine and smiles for us. It has been a year of growth, progress, and good health. It has been a surgery-free year that we've embraced and celebrate. We give thanks to so many wonderful family and friends who have surrounded us and offered their support along the way. Our charity kick-off was an amazing success, and we are so grateful to be given the opportunity to help out so many other families. We give thanks to our amazing heart families who have helped guide our strength and stability over the past 15 months. You continue to give us hope and inspiration everyday....thank you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may you feast in the comfort and presence of family and friends!
The Petska Family


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braden is getting to be quite the little "stud". So much to be thankful for .. We hope to see you all at a basketball game.
Happy Holidays
Roger, Kathy, Adam & Emily Nolen

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just stopping by to let you know we are thinking about you. Glad to hear that things are going so well. You continue to keep mommy & daddy busy!!! That is just wonderful to hear.

Wishing you a healthy holiday!
Sure hope we can get together one of these days soon.

Nicole M. Watson & Family

8:49 PM  

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