Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Things have been busy around here lately with Olivia in preschool my new part time job.  I work from home, so I tend to work a lot at night instead of updating the blog.  Currently, I’m updating a company’s facebook welcome page and have learned a lot about html code.  There’s still so much I need to learn though. . . it’s kind of overwhelming.

This past week, we visited the NICU where Olivia spent 105 days.  It was nice to see a few of the nurses.  Olivia loved it when one of them gave her a mask.  She thought that was the coolest thing ever!

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Then, we celebrated my niece’s birthday.  Olivia was her “personal birthday assistant.”

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Preschool is going well.  There have been some tears this week, which we didn’t see last week.  Did I ever tell you how hard it is to leave her when she’s crying, “But, mommy I need you!!!” Breaks my heart, but she stops crying as soon as I leave.  (Last year, she continued to cry all day.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Four Year Old Checkup

Olivia had her four year old checkup today.  Overall, we have no major concerns, which is astonishing considering the fact she was born at 23 weeks.  He would like to see her put on a bit more weight, but she is still following her own curve, so he’s not concerned.  One thing I haven’t shared on the blog is our struggle with potty training.  It seems that society thinks that if you’re not potty trained by 2.5 years old, something is wrong.  I’m happy to report that within the last 3 weeks, Olivia became  fully potty trained!  I tried nothing different (except I was VERY determined) and it just clicked for Olivia.  She no longer even needs pull ups at night.  I’m sooooo proud of her.  And, when we can stay dry and use the potty at the state fair. ..I know we have it! LOL! 

Her doctor is going to refer us to a surgeon regarding the cyst/scar on her neck.  It’s possible that it extends far beneath the surface and would require a more extensive surgery.  At that point, we’d have to weigh the pros and cons.  It’s not causing any harm right now, but things tend to rub on it and Olivia has begun asking questions about it.  It’s just one of her battle scars that I hope she can be proud of!  What a miracle she is!!

Here are her 4 year old stats:

Weight: 27 lbs 4 oz – 1%

Height: 37.5 inches – 8%

BMI: 13 – 4%