Sunday, August 8, 2010

Overview

Just thought I’d give a quick overview of how Olivia is doing as she approaches her 3rd birthday.  I’m sure many of you would like to know and if I don’t write it down. . .I won’t remember it.

Eating:  It’s kind of hit and miss.  She has her good days and bad.  This weekend was a good one as she ate everything from green beans to cheese enchiladas to broccoli.  Her weight remains steady around 23.5 lbs.  We’re hoping to make it to 24 lbs by her 3rd birthday on the 27th. 

Sleeping:  Fantastic!  She basically puts herself to sleep at night around 9 pm and sleeps until 8-9 am.  We rarely hear anything from her at night.  She doesn’t usually take any naps during the day, though.

Potty training:  Not there yet.  We’ve “practiced” a bit here and there.  I know I’m going to have to set aside a few days for nothing but potty training.  I’m dreading looking forward to  it. :)

Vision:  She still wears glasses to strengthen the muscles in her eyes.  We are looking at a 2nd strabismus surgery in the future. . .probably sooner than I’d like as her eyes have been crossing more lately.  We are also looking at another surgery to remove the keloid scar on her neck. 

Language:  I think she communicates wonderfully as she knows how to get her needs across.  She has wonderful pronunciation and her vocabulary is vast.  I know, however, that she is not quite at the 3 year old level.  She LOVES to sing and has amazing pitch and rhythm.  This is definitely an area where she is “ahead.”

PT/OT:  She has some tightness in her left foot that we are keeping an eye on.  Right now, we’re trying to do some stretches with her foot.  Her fine motor skills are vastly improving.  She is able to eat with a fork and spoon!  We’re working on puzzles, stringing beads and coloring.  

Interests:  Gogum, Lily, Abby Cadabby, Sesame Street, Dora, Clifford, balls, books, playing with cars, dollhouses, trains,  music, singing.  And potties. . .she has a fascination with finding the bathrooms everywhere she goes. 

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5 comments:

Justine said...

Olivia, you are doing amazing! I'm so happy that she's doing so well. Anyway, I was wondering how tall Olivia is. Romy is like 31.5 inches and 22ish pounds, so it almost seems like they're following a similar growth pattern. Are her docs concerned about her growth? It's hit or miss for us, some docs think she's fine and others are worried.

Stacie said...

I cannot believe she will be 3 years old in just a few short weeks.

I love reading these type of updates. What a smart, precious and sweet little girl you have.

:)

Jodi said...

Justine, I think Olivia is around 33 in. And, yes, some docs are a bit concerned. . .others just think she's going to be small. I'll be curious to know what her doctor thinks at her 3 year checkup.

Mary said...

Just a comment-Kim was very small when she was that age, and indeed was small until she was 16. Try not to worry. G-ma

Amanda said...

Awwww.. she sounds like she is doing great :) Sleeps better than Natey thats for sure! She and Nathan are a lot more alike than you would think.. with the eating habits and things. I like posts like this too :) Hi Olivia!!