Sunday, April 3, 2011

WEEK 44 - March 24 - March 30, 2011 - 43 Weeks Old

Uncle Randy got a great pic of my smile!
 Despite the fact that the week started with me having the stomach flu again, it has been a really busy week...AND...I am 10 months old!! 

Unfortunately, I was really sick this past week and had to make a trip to see Dr. P, where she said I was severely dehydrated and she had to give me some medicine to get me to stop getting sick.  Then I got to drink pedialyte for 24 hours and have only bland foods for a couple of days while my belly got back on track.  I'm happy to report that by the weekend, I was starting to perk up and by Monday, I had made a full recovery and have been one happy little girl the rest of the time.

The weekend was FULL this week!  My cousin Paul got married this weekend, so we had lots of family in town and I got to meet my Uncle Randy and Aunt Ellen for the very first time!  We hit it off immediately, and I charmed them with my smile (but maybe not so much with my puking...sorry Uncle Randy & Aunt Ellen!). 
Uncle Randy, Aunt Ellen, Sissy and me...
Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Paul & Heather's wedding because Mommy and Daddy decided I might be a little distracting.  Fortunately for me, I got to go play at Uncle Ben and Aunt Jen's house for the evening and, boy, did I have fun!  From the minute Mommy dropped me off, I was not interested in her at all, all I wanted to do was charm Uncle Ben and be in Aunt Jen's arms!  Uncle Ben showed me his climbing gear and talked to me about all the fun things that can be done with it.  As you can see by the picture below, I showed him some new tricks with it as well...

I also provided them with lots of laughter when I flashed my signature "look" at them...

When Mommy and Daddy came to pick me up, I was sleeping happily and really didn't want to leave.  I had such a great time with them!

We had more guests at the beginning of the week, when Aunt Eileen came to visit.  She makes me laugh SOOO much and I showed off my eating skills for her...even how much I like spinach!

I got a visit from Ms. Colleen this week and she spent some time with me trying to help me learn to "couch surf".  I'm still not really certain I like the knee bending she wants me to do, thus my "crab-like" crawl.  BUT...we were invited to attend intensive therapy for the next two weeks - it's every single day at the Children's Therapy Center in Kent and it helps train therapists as well as teach me to build muscles in ways I haven't done yet.  My therapists for the next two weeks there are Ms. Brenda (PT) and Ms. Karen (OT).  They're very nice, but they work me HARD.  We spent a lot of time the first day just focusing on my core strength.  Ms. Brenda said I don't use my stomach muscles at all, which is I why I have compensatory movements like my "tin man" legs and my head/tongue thrusting.  They're going to work with me on this over the next couple of weeks.  I can tell you I was TIRED after our first session...even more so than after my work with Ms. Colleen.  SO, we will see what the next two weeks bring...Mommy's hoping I'll make some significant progress on my knee-bending and will start engaging my "core" a little more.  Honestly?  I'm just hoping I can get out of it without being too sore!  We'll let you know how it goes. 

Until next time...ta ta for now!  Have a great week :)

1 comment:

  1. all that squating can be a tad difficult! when Maddie was working on squating and still working on squating...she goes on sitting strikes! and will not participate...
    so sorry to hear you were SOOOO sick! scary!! I am also glad to hear you are all on the mend! looks like you had a fab weekend...hope your week rocks! smiles