Another festive weekend

Kai and I really packed in a lot this Friday.

Kai had his second acupuncture treatment. It was a pretty amazing appointment. Kai really lit up as soon as we got into the room. He was babbling and playing and very excited to see Jacqueline.  His mood continued this way through most of the treatment, very vocal and moving all around, then a  few minutes before she was done he seemed to suddenly get very tired and relaxed.  I wasn’t paying close attention to what exactly she was doing at that time, but maybe it was when she removed the needles?  I have never had acupuncture myself but people keep telling me that it is very relaxing and many people actually sleep through the treatment. Kai was defiantly in that zone! It was really amazing to see the transformation in a matter of minutes.

Since his treatment we have noticed him using his hand more.  He is still not transferring objects from hand to hand like he used to but he is starting to reach with the right hand again.  Not sure if it is just coincidence but right now I believe the acupuncture is having a good affect on him.  He has also been all smiles this week, a big difference from last week!

After his appointment we went downstairs to Mothers & Company (where I was working before his diagnosis) and went to a play group.  We went a few weeks ago and he loved it.  It was nice for me being around other moms and cute little babies.  It’s still hard for me seeing how far behind he is developmentally but it has gotten a little easier for me lately.  It’s definitely good for Kai so  I hope we can start going more regularly again.

so much fun!

Mark drove Ba noi to the airport very early Sunday morning.  We had a great visit and miss her already, but I’m sure she’s happy to be moving on to warmer weather at Keith & Germaine’s house in AZ.

I finished Kai’s Halloween costume just in time for his first Halloween party! The party was put on by Why me? Sherry’s House, a non profit in Worcester for families with children fighting cancer. It was a great party, so many cute kids with great costumes.  It was nice to meet some other families going through a similar situation.  Thanks to Dora, Mark’s co-worker,  for encouraging us to come and for hanging out with us at the party!

A sneak peek of Kai's costume. More pictures to come on Halloween! And check out those teeth!

6 thoughts on “Another festive weekend

  1. Good to hear you had a good time with friends. He looks adorable in his little costume. I am keeping you in my prayers. Hope this week will be a good one for you. Being thankful for all the small things gets us to much bigger things.

  2. Kerri, I think it is so great that you are involved in so many groups with Kai!! It is so important for him to be around other babies and also so important for you to be around other moms that are going through a similar situation… I really think it’s great. xoxox

  3. Kerri,

    I love reading about all of the things you are doing with Kai. I can feel the enthusiasm in your comments and am so happy that you are here and able to have access to so many places and people to share your life with. I love you so much, my sweetheart and I am so very, very proud of you. Kai, with all of his problems, is indeed a fortunate little boy to have you for his mom. He is deeply loved.

    1. Thanks Alanna, It has really been good for us to go. I am really trying to get out and do more ‘normal’ mom and baby things as often as we can. Hope to see you again soon! thanks for checking out the blog 🙂

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