Monday, May 17, 2010

Don't let the pictures fool you

Some updates in random order:

Mike and Emily's appointment with the orthotist went well last week. He made one last adjustment on Emily's AFO's and now they work. Woo hoo! Granted, I still don't think she is happy about wearing them, but she hasn't managed to wiggle out of them once. Fifth time is the charm!
Mike had his CT scan last week and the doctor was able to confirm that he has polyps on both sides of his nose plus a deviated septum. He will be having surgery this Thursday. I have no doubt that he will be happy to be able to breathe again. I am hoping that this will also help with his snoring. A wife can dream (no pun intended)!

This little cutie was absolutely miserable all day Saturday. She didn't seem to care that we had 2 graduation parties to go to. We could not figure out what was going on. She would not eat. She whined and cried just about all day. Sure do wish she could tell us! We got home around 7pm, put Orajel on her gums and she was fine for the rest of the night. So glad we spent the whole day wondering when the answer was a simple one! (I love this picture! Emily looks like she is on a roller coaster going down a big hill and loving it! That smile just melts my heart!)

She has had quite a few miserable days lately and we have not been able to figure out why. We go back and forth between tummy and teething issues as possible reasons. Normally she is pretty easy going, but lately she has been the opposite. Have I mentioned how much I hate teething and wish it would be done already? She is currently working on 2 bottom molars. We still have 2 more to go on the top and one front tooth that has been right on the verge of breaking through for weeks on end.

We had our first meeting about school today. I am slowly getting used to the idea that Emily will be going to school in October. Slowly. This was a general meeting to get the ball rolling. We think the special ed rep is on the right track so far. The next meeting will be an evaluation with a bunch of therapists and then we will start on the IEP (individualized education plan) process. We did find out that Emily will get an extra year of preschool before heading off to kindergarten. The cutoff for the school year is October 1 and her birthday is October 10. I think that will be a good thing for Emily (and for her mom).

Everything else has been pretty much the same. Appointments, appointments and more appointments. Emily continues to go to play group each week and that is going well. It has been doing wonders for her startle reflex as she gets used to all the extra noise. She continues with aqua therapy twice a month and is doing great in the pool. Over the summer, she will get to go weekly and I think that will be wonderful. She continues to grow and learn and show us new things and we are so thankful.

These pictures were taken when some ladies from church watched Emily for us while Mike and I went on a date. I think she enjoyed her time with the girls!

4 comments:

Katy said...

So about the fussiness. . . has it occured to you that she's a toddler?!!?!?! Charlie is a LOT fussier than he used to be and I'm always saying that he's being yucky and the therapists are like, "no, he's a toddler--he has an opinion!"

Mo said...

I'm gonna piggy back on Katy's comment. Oia has been exceptionally fussy too, and very VERY clingy to me. I think it's a language frustration but let's not forget these kiddos are toddlers, typical or not, they are still toddlers!! Isn't it fun! ;0) Super pictures!!

And glad the adjustments work...no need to share our fix then! Good news.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

LOVE that smile!! Teething can be hard on everyone. Glad Mike's problem is treatable. Once his snoring is done maybe Emily will cure herself of grinding. Until then I recommend ear plugs. :)

Laura said...

Emily looks absolutly amazing, she is growing so good! I love that beautiful smile!