Monday, June 23, 2008


Last Saturday Carter was blessed. Our families came from far and near to support us and it was great. Carter did wonderful, he's such a good boy. He didn't get "sensory overloaded" like we feared with all the new sounds, smells, chaos and people. It was beautiful, Grandpa Shields blessed him and Eric gave an impressive speech in front of everyone. My mom and Tonya did so much work setting it all up, they're so great. Carter missed most of it because he got too sleepy.


Our BFF Jaxxon (Amy & Brian's baby) came over for a very fun play date, they gave knuckles and started wrestling, how cute!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Look at our new cute pictures, Tonya and I had all the kids pictures done, they turned out very cute. I thought it would be hard, but it wasn't a big deal at all. Carter smiled super big. Aren't they gorgeous, I just love them.

Well we went to the eye doctor last week and it went okay, we were there for about 4 hours so he could do a bunch of tests on his eyes. Anyways, he looked deep inside and said that everything looks good. All of his parts are there and appear to be ready to work. He does, however, have CVI (cortical vision impairment) where he has a delay in the process center of his brain. So technically he is legally blind 2200, what ever that means. The doc said that he probably wont have to do surgery or glass him anytime soon, if not ever. He thinks that the pressure is to blame and we just need to give him an extra push. He said that our therapy is doing the greatest good because we just need to teach his eyes how to see and how to process that info. So he prescribed vision therapy, which we've been doing since he was 3 months old, and we'll see him in 6 more months for more extensive tests. But he thinks by then he'll be just fine. So that's more good news.

Our vision therapist, Jen (we love her) came to our visit today and said that it's time to reassess Carter and his "goals". She was going over his goals that she set for him at 3 months old and it said that he needed so much work, she even set unrealistic goals for him, knowing he would never reach them, or maybe reach a few of them in several years. She put in the report that she thought he would be severally delayed in his development, motor and vision forever, never reaching normal milestones. Well today we reassessed him and he's totally on track for everything motor and developmental. He blew right through her goals. He is rolling and trying to get all around, he's reaching and tracking, no texture problems, he's doing everything a 6 month old should be doing (except holding his own head). She almost cried, she's so cute. He has achieved so much and seems to be totally neurologically intact. She said she's worked with several hydro babes and he doesn't seem to be following any of that behavior. How great is he, isn't this wonderful!?! Jordan sat through our therapy session today and decided if the professional soccer career doesn't quite pan out then he now wants to be a vision therapist, how cute.