Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Half Birthday to Carter!

Carter is now officially 6 months old. He is 12 lbs and seems to be getting bigger every day. We went to the cardiologist last week and received some amazing news. Carter was born with two congenital heart defects--a PDA and an ASD. We were told that the PDA would probably close but that he would need surgery to close the ASD, which was significantly large. However, last week the cardiologist was amazed to tell us that the PDA was closed and the ASD was now the size of a pinhole! We don't have to go back for 6 months and at that time we hope that the ASD will be closed and that means no surgery! We are so happy that Carter is healthy and is starting to catch up with the rest of the babies his age.
We discovered in the past month that Carter is a thumb sucker. He really doesn't enjoy pacifiers at all... he usually gags or just spits it out... but he can suck on his thumb forever. I am not thrilled by this, as it seems fairly easy to get rid of a pacifier, but I can't very well get rid of his thumb! But for now, it is pretty cute...


Eve said...

Happy (half) Birthday Carter, good job on the heart! Xx

Deb said...

AWESOME NEWS! happy half bday little man!

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