Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008 - Update

Umm. . mom? Why am I in here?

This morning, Oliva had her Rainbows evaluation with her teacher and nutritionist. They were very impressed with her and feel that she's developing great even though she can't yet roll over. She's too busy communicating as that is one of her strong points. She's also a little bit timid and rolling over is sort of a bold thing to do when you think about it. We're going to work on a few things with her such as developing her sense of space and spatial awareness. One of the activities to help her was to put her in a small box. I thought her pink crate would be better. She actually enjoyed it as it helped her to sit up very well too. Rainbows also gave me a workbook to use to monitor all aspects of her development. Olivia's teacher knew that would be exactly something that I would like to have (the teacher in me, I guess.) Overall, it was a great visit.

A few months back, I mentioned that Ryan's uncle had a stroke. His recovery has been amazing. He was in town for a follow-up visit, and we went over to Ryan's parents' house to see everybody. While over there, I got to see my nieces and nephews that I don't get to see very often. I absolutely adore all of my nieces and nephews and I enjoyed spending time with them. To be honest, I have been worried that my nephew Aidan wouldn't remember me. He was not quite 2 years old when I had Logan and Olivia and I haven't really been around since. It warmed my heart to have him say my name, give me hugs and tell me all about Cars. Of course, I know all about Cars because it's also my dad's favorite movie. :-) They have all just grown up so much over the past 9 months. . .I feel like I've missed out on a lot. Hopefully, we can catch up this summer.

Oh, and Olivia's new favorite thing is sticking her fingers in her mouth so far that she gags. She does this all of the time. On the way home tonight, she actually made herself puke. . .all over herself in her carseat. We finally get her vomiting under control and then she causes herself to do it. Go figure. . . .

You're cute. . .who are you? Oh, we're related?

Can't you just feel the love?

Ryan got some love too. . .

Olivia and Uncle Kris

Ryan's uncle Donnie and best buddy, Aidan.


Kim said...

We were all glad to see you. The kids have really missed spending time with Uncle Ryan and Aunt Jodi. They were excited to see Olivia for the first time from behind glass. Thanks for a great time!

Judith and Jason said...

Fellow preemie mom here! I just wanted to say hello! Olivia looks great and you guys are doing awesome with her! We have a 14 month old (24 weeker) who is a surviving triplet! I totally know what you guys went through with Logan. Stop by and check us out!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say you are doing an AWESOME job of getting Olivia out and about! I know that's hard at first, but you are finding a good balance and it's so awesome to get to see her with her cousins and smiling with family. We are so happy for you!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that her Rainbows visit went well!!! She is an amazing little girl who will do everything on HER time, not anyone elses!
I hope to see you again soon!