Spring 2022: All About Gannon!

Blogging has NOT been my priority the past 9 weeks so I thought I’d play some catch up and do a blog post for each of the boys and what they’ve been up to!

Gannon does not mind that I’ve been sick – he’s up for all the “nuggles” as he calls them. He’s great at taking naps with me in the afternoon, he loves playing legos on the bathroom floor while I soak in the tub, he’s been my little side kick cheering me on and reminding me that pregnancy is totally worth it in the end.

He spilled some milk in the kitchen the other day and got pretty creative trying to clean it up himself. I think he used every towel we had in the drawer. It made me laugh, I didn’t mind the extra laundry.

He LOVES little legos, he’s turning into quite the builder! He loves to build boats and lawnmowers and police cars. He’s always got some little toy or gadget he’s working on.

We were all laying in bed before bed time when Craig found out that Amazon Prime has all the seasons of Spongebob Squarepants – my absolute FAVORITE TV show as a kid. I had no idea that my brain held so many quotes and episodes of Spongebob until we started watching and I could recite some episodes word for word. Now Gannon is a huge Spongebob fan and I love watching it with him.

He had a visit to University of Iowa to meet with the neurology team about some episodes he’s been having. We wonder if he may be having absence seizures so we will be watching him very closely. If you recall, he had a prolonged unresponsive episode a few weeks ago, Sunday SCARIES! and another one about a week later where we couldn’t get him to respond or look up when we were driving in the car at night. I tried to get a video, videos are extremely helpful for healthcare professionals when evaluating seizures but I accidentally got a picture instead. We were driving home from eating out, he was chattering on and on about the train until he just stopped and wouldn’t respond, his eyes hardly moved, he just sat there like this.

It was spooky but he did come out of it once the car stopped. We are taking the watchful waiting approach and hopefully nothing comes of it. Gannon’s random health issues have me a little calloused, I don’t get as worried as I used to because he usually pulls through just fine. We know what to watch for and we have a plan.

My mom watches Gannon during the week while I sleep – he’s usually her only kiddo during the day so she’s compiled a list of all the funny things he’s said over the past few weeks, you can find that post here: https://www.joscountryjunction.com/gannonisms/

They’ve become quite the buddies and I love watching their relationship grow.

That’s all I have for a Gannon update! Next up, I’ll have a post all about Carver to catch you up on the “man boys.”

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  1. Becky
    April 22, 2022 / 11:29 pm

    OMG, he’s changed so much! He is a sweet little man and hopefully this not responding stops!

  2. Kim from TN
    April 23, 2022 / 3:02 am

    Gannon is such a sweet boy and his spunkiness cracks me up. He is lucky to have you both as his parents, keeping a watchful eye.

  3. Ellie
    April 24, 2022 / 1:38 pm

    Love reading about Gannon as he seems to think in such original ways! Hope these episodes end soon and there is a simple answer. I’ll keep you in my prayers!

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