So first off... I went to weigh JT since he turned 10 months thinking he had gained a ton. It seems like he is a brick when I am holding him. He weighed about 18 pounds at 9 months and is now a whopping 18 pounds 3 ounces. LOL
We also went to visit a surgeon last week about his umbilical hernia. It is something that I have never seen before. It stick way out when he crys or does anything strainuous with his stomach. Our family doctor finally decided that it was time to see a surgeon. So we went in thinking that they would do surgery at a year or so. It was the quickest appointment I have ever been to. The doctor walked in, didn't even look at JT, saw his hernia sticking out (it isn't like you can miss it) and said they don't do surgery until they are 4-5 years old. WHAT!!!! I sat there in shock while he was explaining why. I just can't see putting my child through dealing with this huge thing sticking out of his stomach. It is so frustrating thinking that I can't do anything for him. I just hope that those around him will be considerate. I don't want him to have a complex about it. So as I post pictures of him swimming or playing in the water or without his shirt on you will understand why he has an "elephant trunk" as we call it. I guess I can be thankful he doesn't have cancer or any other horrible disease. Just keep your fingers crossed and pray that it will fix itself. Only time will tell.
4 months ago