The Tan Man

The Tan Man

Welcome to Thankful 4 Tanner

Hello all! And thank you for visiting our blog about our family and precious baby Tanner. Here you will always find up to date information about Tanner. I know sometimes it's hard to get ahold of us when you are wondering how Tanner is doing. So here we will post information we recieve at his doctor's appointments. We will always post Tanner's biweekly weight checks and overall growth. We'll post all of his accomplishments that seem to be coming daily. He's always trying something new. Thanks again for visiting and caring about our precious gift from God.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tanner's 2, Carter's 4 and Tyler's 7

Tanner just turned 2 years old on Friday February 25th. I can't believe 2 whole years have passed. Tanner has come such a long way since he was born.
A lot has happened since I last blogged, actually. Tanner now has a g tube and weighs a whopping 16.7 pounds and is 27 1/2 inches long. The tube has helped Tanner is so many different ways and I wish I would have done it sooner. He's now sitting unassisted, putting weight on his legs, clapping his hands, playing int he crawl position and so much more. The first couple weeks with tube were a bit nerve racking. We had to find the right balance for him. So, there was a lot of spitting up before we found that balance. He's still having problems sleeping through the night with the slow continuous feed though. We're still trying to figure out if it has anything to do with the tube feed or if he's just not going to be a good sleeper. Now he's putting the pureed foods down so much better and is even interested in eating some REAL solid foods. His HUGE personality gets bigger every day. He's mimicking a lot of stuff that we do. HE pretends to chew food wen we're eating, tries to make the sounds we're making and bounces up and down when we ask him to.
Tanner has some new appointments coming up. We finally got a new appointment with a different CHOP Neurologist. We just moved to the Exton area so because of the old neurologist being so far we were able to request a switch to the neurologist at CHOP Exton location. THANKS GOODNESS!!!!!
He's also going to see an ENT in April. He's on his 5th ear infection since December so Dr. Kathryn thinks it may time for some tubes in his ears. I guess we'll see f Tanner gets another notch in his surgery belt. He's as happy as can be though and that's what's most important.
We had a double birthday party bash for Tanner and Tyler Saturday February 19th since there's only one day between their birthdays. Ty's was at Bounce U and then everyone came back to our place for Tanner's party. It was a great day. Carter also turned 4 the day after Christmas. His party was at Bounce Town. They really are awesome places to have kids parties. Everybody has a great time.
I have a ton of pictures to share going back to Halloween so I'll get to it:) ENJOY!!!
For Halloween Tyler was Boba Fett from Star Wars, Carter was a bat and Tanner was a friendly dinosaur...or a dragon. I'm not exactly sure what he was but he was cute:)

We also had a great time at Merrymeade farms picking pumpkins and doing "fall" things.

Christmas was a lot of fun this year. The boys loved the toys Santa brought for them and Tanner LOVED the tissue and wrapping paper involved:)

We got a ton of snow this winter. I hope we've seen the last of it. The kids love to play in it though. I got a new camera for Christmas so I did a lot of picture taking in the snow.

Carter's 4th birthday party

Tyler's 7th birthday party

Tanner's 2nd birthday

So, that's all I have time for now. Things have finally started to settle down for our family a little bit. Our wedding, Tanner's benefit, holidays and birthdays have all passed. Blogging is back on my list of things to do. Much love to you all.


Kristen said...

I love the Pictures and I love you guys. I can't wait to see you all soon. BTW... Jess - you look so amazing!

Kisses4Kaylee said...

I second everything that Kristen wrote~ lol...cannot wait to see you again!

Kristy said...

Yeah, so glad you are back to blogging. Glad to hear that all is well and that Tanner is doing so great! I love all the pictures. You have a beautiful family. :)