Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Breathing Eas(ier)

with the recent spike in temperatures and a healthy dose of sunshine, the Northrops (or Thropvengos, as Ben lovingly calls us) have had some very good days. we feel relieved and thankful for many things, in no particular order:


and medicine that works. it is no coincidence that once Wyatt restarted the medication that we use to manage his movement disorder, we got our baby back! he is taking naps again (never as long as i'd like of course, but, hey) and cooing, smiling and enjoying eating solids. we were able to take him for a few nice walks in the past few weeks(in the bjorn! Ben is such a proud daddy when he wears it!), to visit with the Esser's, the Jones' and the Beanner's, and most importantly, our lovey little boy is continuing to do things that make us proud! check him out:

We also took a trip to the Laurel Mountains to visit with Grandma and Grandpa Giovengo. Wyatt loved, loved, loved the serenity of the quiet cabin in the woods. He seemed to just fall into a trance as he gazed around at the trees and listened for birds. Here are a few cute pictures:

a friendly game of Risk, that lasted 6 hours and spanned 2 days!!

gazing out the window:

loving his Valentine's giraffe:

napping in style:

and finally getting ready for some green beer!


  1. Hi! My name is Mary. I had a daughter, Kate who had PCH, most likely type 4, but she had the gene for type 2. Your little man is so darn cute and so aware. I am amazed by him. I've got a blog as well. ilrohrers.blogspot.com Its always nice to find someone who you can relate to, especially with this EXTREMELY rare disorder. Have you joined the Yahoo Groups PCH Type 2 dicussion group. I found it incredibly helpful. Best of luck and GOD bless!

  2. Great post - you all look like you're doing fantastic! I particularly love that last pic of Y in his Bumpo, he is so awesome! Love and miss you guys...

  3. Elizabeth BeannerMarch 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM

    Leah- Y looks like he is doing so well! Sophie can't wait to see him again :)

  4. He looks great! Those big eyes looking out the window! ADORABLE!