Rachael saw on the Leblanc Triplets blog that mommy (Heather) had bought these awesome shoes for her precious little ones. Rach thought they were so CUTE she had to have a pair for Jimmie. He loves them!
I love the end of the video! "Jimmie!! What are you eating??"
Jimmie is doing well. He is cutting quite a few teeth though. He's cut 3 and has 2 more on the way. Consequently he is really fussy and Monday he didn't eat at all. Yesterday he did a bit better, so hopefully once these teeth cut through he'll feel better.
Rachael has gone into flu season mode with Jimmie so no one will see much of him until spring. It's hard, but worth it. His immune system still needs to be OVERLY protected. He stays with Ma and Pa (Rach's parents) when Rachael and Justin go to church. Ma was supposed to watch him yesterday at her house, but Pa woke up with a sore throat so she washed up put on fresh clean clothes right before she walked out the door and went to Rod and Kathy's (Justin's parents) and watched him there instead. Rachael is teaching 3 days a week at the dance studio. She washes her hands a lot and when she arrives home she changes her clothes before she really interacts with Jimmie. Rachael feels sorry for Jimmie because he has such a lack of interaction with other kids. She and Justin play with him a lot and she lets him have outdoor time and sometimes she'll take him to a park. He also gets to interact with both sets of grandparents when they watch him, but nothing replaces peer interaction. )-: It is worth it though and he'll catch up with the other kids soon and really learn to play with and enjoy his peers.
The doctors initially said the first 2 years are the most important for protecting the immune system. Jimmie will turn 2 during/after this cold and flu season. So maybe next year will be a little closer to normal. I know all of you, our close family and friends will understand throughout this season and will be supportive of Rachael and Justin as they effort to to do what is best for Jimmie.
Thank you for your support and prayers for Jimmie!!