Saturday, September 18, 2010

JOHN HAS 2 WORDS!!! LET'S CELEBRATE!!


I am so excited! I know I am a little bit delayed in adding this post. He probably started saying these two words about 2-3 weeks ago, but with the coming arrival of Sarah, I didn't have time to update my blog. John's two words are "HELP" and "BYE". Although, they are not totally perfect, you can understand what he is saying. Bye is much more understandable than Help. He says "heeelll" for Help. It is long and drawn out (real "southern" sounding) and he doesn't put the "p" on the end of it. He says this word for just about everything he wants. He knows if he says help while pulling on the fridge for food, or for getting down from something, or if something is stuck, etc... it works for just about anything he wants. I am not only proud that he can say Bye, but also he does it without being prompted, which I think shows great understanding of what is going on. He knows when someone is about to leave and he will say Bye or Bye Bye. He goes to a little preschool once a week and when I went to pick him up after the first day, he grabbed my hand and pulled me to the door and the whole way down the hall, until we reached outside, he kept saying Bye! In other words... he was ready to get out of there!

Sarah is born!


Sarah Klor arrived on 9-14. She weighs 7 lbs and was 19 inches long. Her delivery went very well and she is a healthy & happy little girl! We are waiting on the results of the genetic testing from Baylor in Texas and we were told we should hear back from them in at least 3 weeks, maybe 2. They did some early testing of blood & urine at Duke the day she was born. The urine came back clear, but the blood showed a little trace of guanidinoacetate. However, the geneticist said that based on the results, she still thinks that it looks more like she does not have GAMT. There hasn't been much testing done on infants to even know what normal would look like in infants. However, they did some research and found 3 infants in the USA that were carriers of GAMT, but did not have GAMT and at infancy they had slightly elevated levels of guanidinoacetate. There is a very high chance that Sarah is going to be a carrier of GAMT, so we are hoping that she is only a carrier of the gene and doesn't have it.