Kyle's NICU Story in Pictures

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

13 months - 9 months corrected

On November 15th Kyle was 9 months corrected.  On November 22nd Kyle was 13 months old.  I am amazed at all he is doing at only 9 months corrected.

Kyle is crawling - not just bunny hop or army but hands and knees left right pattern (this is a big accomplishment!) crawling.  The other day kyle did 2 things that show great cognitive skills!  He was playing with a blue shape toy - eating it i think - He accidentally drop/tossed it and it went 4 feet away or so and under his toy slide.  He got on his hand and knees from sitting, crawled over there, ducked under the slide, got the toy, sat back up and continued to eat the blue shape toy!  This is GREAT motor planning!!!  then just a few minutes later - Jadon and jack were sitting down with me reading our bed time story - they were getting a bit wired (who knew - reading - bed time -wired - those all go together right?!?!)  Kyle started squealing and crawled right over to be in the middle of it all.  I can't even type that with out tears of joy flooding my spirit!  That is pretty close to my vision of all three of them in the back yard running and playing!  We really will be there - we really will.  it is still hard to just embrace that and run.

This past week kyle also signed "eat" and "more" on his own!  He now recognized that when he can not see something it is still there.  again - GREAT cognitive stuff.  I keep saying that b/c motor planning, and cognitive have been said to be kyle's areas that he will most likely struggle and they are the areas he has been the most delayed.

Also in therapy yesterday, Michelle (this is Kyle's OT that he sees weekly) handed him  a toy in his right hand and then offered him another toy far out to his right side.  usually kyle would drop the toy in his right hand to grab the new toy.  He had not connected that his right and left side could work together.  this is a HUGE milestone for Kyle!  He did it.  He moved the toy in his right hand to his left and went for the new toy with his right hand.

I don't even know what to say.

Kyle I am so proud of you.  You work so hard everyday - and your precious attitude is like non other I have ever seen.  Your determination to play with you big brothers astounds me; your laugh is so joyful it is almost like you know - you know what you have been through and you are so happy, so determined to grow into who the lord has created you to be.  You are the bravest little boy I have ever known.  I love you.

I am praying for my heart to believe what my mind can not understand.  My husband is the most beautiful picture of this.  His faith, his true love for God and who jesus was on this earth, his passion for people to see holiness, his desire to pursue - it is like no other.

this video is of kyle tasting ice cream for the first time.  this is the first time we saw kyle look for something out of his sight!


Gail Alexander said...

Kelly,I am sitting here with tears in my eyes having just read your last post. I saw the Moores last Sunday, and they said they saw John and had a long talk about Kyle. Reading your words and seeing the short video proclaims just how good our Father is! I am so happy for you and your family. Kyle is a living breathing miracle. Thank you so much for sharing your journey!

Tabaitha Kaye said...

He is getting so big. I am so excited to hear all the advancements Kyle has made recently. You are one proud mama!

Becky said...

CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats on this AMAZING accomplishment!!!! My girls were still crawling on their bellies at 9 months ... they didn't "crawl" till like 1 months or so .. Kyle rules .. I'm so proud of ALL of you ... lots and lots of love and hard work ... well, and an amazing aunt becky of course .. it's all about me. love you.

Becky said...

11 months ... not 1 months ... oops

Tracey said...

Hey there Kelly! I am so happy that you shared this information and video with us. I am so overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness to our Father that I simply cannot control my crying right now. God is so good!!!

Much Love and Prayers,
Tracey H.

Carol Jones said...

It's amazing to me just how much he looks like Jadon when he makes certain facial expressions!

So cute! So proud of you Kyle! Way to go BUDDY!

Much love from "Miss Carol" whom you will someday know if you ever move back to the city!!!

Chaplain Glenda said...

Hello Sherrill Family,
I was just checking up on my NICU Grads today. I can't believe Kyle is 13 months old. It seems like just a couple of months ago that I first met John, Kelly and Kyle in the NICU. You have been a blessing to so many with your story. Thanks for continuing to blog and keep us up to date. Awesome news about Kyle and all he can do now. May God bless your family in a special way this Thanksgiving. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you again some day soon. Kyle is so big I will have trouble recognizing him.

Chaplain Glenda

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! :) Happy turkey day Sherrills!

Love, The Oneys!

Lindsey Bolline said...

Kyle is incredible! Crawling right on track for his adjusted age is wonderful!! God is doing amazing things! So much to be thankful for!

Carie said...
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Carie said...

Kelly, thanks for sharing...I'm bawling my face off with excitment. God is so good! You deserve a big pat on the back for working your tail off to help Kyle get to this point. You're an amazing mom and huge encouragement to me. Kaleb is still not on his hands and knees but I'm praying he'll get it soon. Thanks for sharing your story and for your friendship.

Sherri said...

Hey Kelly! I stop by your site every now and then to see how Kyle is doing. I wanted to let you know that a while back I was dealing with some personal inner issues from what what we went through with Caid. Your blogs helped me beyond anything else. Thanks for sharing your feelings and thoughts. Kyle is getting so big. I love the videos!

Sherri Crum

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Our Story

This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.

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