Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Monday, March 09, 2009

Cake, Bath, Potty OH MY!

So there have been a couple exciting developments.

1. Caleb has been exposed to cake on several different occasions: his first and second birthday and the anniversary of his Thymus transplant. He never touched it. By chance, we put a piece of cake in front of Caleb as we are always try different items to see if he will eat them. Well he didn't quit eat it, but he did touch it, pick it up, and break it up into pieces. This was huge, as this is another texture that he touched and continued to touch! Brian and I laughed so hard and were so excited about his new found interest in Cake. Oh and thanks Pap Ron for giving him such a big piece too-what a clean up! HA HA

2. Bathtime: Caleb continues to love bathtime and his new found discovery is bubbles. Oh how interesting those bubbles are! You will see in the montage how close he looks at the bubbles! So cute!

3. POTTY!: The other day at the end of Caleb's bath he wouldn't let me get him out of the tub he sat there for awhile and looked down at his p-bug. Then he started peeing in the tub. When he was done peeing he was then ready for me to get him out of the tub. SOOOO I decided it was worth a shot to start potty training him. We do have many obstacles: he still doesn't walk and he, at this time, can't communicate that he needs to use the potty. But, hey, it is worth a shot. So I went and got a potty for him yesterday. I got him the potty that plays music once he 'goes' so that will be his reward. Another obstacle, we can't do 'hoorays' or 'yeahs' as this is too much of a sensory overload for him and will completely avert him to the potty. So today before his bath, as I remember my friend Jenny did this with her daughter Keira, I put him on the potty and I couldn't believe it but after being on it for only a couple minutes, HE PEED! The toilet started to play music, but I am not sure if it is loud enough for him to hear (due to his hearing loss). So I calmly went over and sang to him, as he loves music, as his reward. He knew he did it I could tell in his expression. So I stood him up an showed him what he did and he smiled. So, I then decided that I would try the potty training experience with him. Before bed I put him on the potty one more time and to he peed again in the potty! Such a smart little boy! I know that due to his syndromes that this could be harder for him than most children and he probably will have his good days and bad days, but I know he can do it.

Thanks for checking in on Caleb!! God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


Eva Nichole said...

Caleb you are so awesome!! I do not know what else to say but keep up the wonderful work sweetheart, we love you!!
Crystal and Eva

The Claytons said...

Way to go Caleb!! Keep all of the great work that you are doing!!

Jenny said...

So AWESOME Caleb!!! Those pictures in the montage are so CUTE!! He is so flippin handsome Sarah!! I'm excited about all of his progress!! That is great news on the potty. Just keep doing it every time and he will catch on!!

Aunt Jen said...

that is so awesome!! We are still working with Haleigh and we do the potty right before bath too, so far its our main success. She may be in diapers until she's a teen...HAHA!! Good work Caleb!!! God Bless!