Monday, April 27, 2009

A Short Break

I've decided to take, what will hopefully only be, a short break from the blogging world. I need some time to regroup. I still miss Logan horribly. I still haven't figured out how to deal with the loss of my son while also being there 100% for my daughter. Just when I seem to gain a foothold, I always fall back down and I get so very tired and sad. Thanks to all of you for your continued support. I will leave you with some pictures of Olivia (to tide you over.)

Monday, April 27, 2009 - Update

Looking a bit disheveled

Don't we all feel a bit disheveled from time to time? Although I don't look nearly as cute. . .

At the suggestion of Olivia's speech pathologist, we put most of her toys away. We are only leaving two toys out at a time. It was hard to get Olivia to focus on one thing when she had so many choices available. If something would get too hard, she would just go on to something else. Also, by putting the toys up, she has to learn to ask for stuff and point instead of having it at her fingertips. Having a teaching degree, I'm a little disappointed that I didn't catch onto this myself, although we'll see if it helps. It has helped our living room look more like a living room. Olivia did, however, find her toys stashed behind the chair and crawls back there from time to time. She seems to appreciate that I help her choose which toys to play with for the day as I rotate them in and out. Of course, she still has the playroom downstairs that looks like Toys R Us where she can go crazy. . . I gotta quit buying her stuff.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Update

Every day, I am so amazed by Olivia. She is doing so many big girl things. We put some of her favorite stuffed animals in her crib and now, in the mornings when she wakes up, we hear her playing with them. She carries them around her crib and talks to them. I made the mistake of putting her laughing/talking Elmo in there last night. Nothing like waking up to the laughs of Elmo coming through the monitor. As I mentioned before, she places items into containers and is attempting to stack blocks. She drinks out of a straw like a big girl and loves apple juice and strawberry milk. We're meeting our milestones. . .one step at a time. She is amazing!!

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