Friday, November 9, 2012

Unexpected Moments

Don't you love those unexpected lovely mother/child moments? Yesterday I was craving Sonic's mozzarella sticks ( what's new?) so Olivia and I headed to Sonic. I ordered her some tater tots and we sat in the van and ate them. It was gorgeous outside, she climbed into the front seat and we opened the sun roof. And we just sat in the car for the longest time and talked and ate. She did not want to leave and neither did I. Who would have thought a trip to Sonic would be so special? I promised her we'd do it again soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Time To Brag

Well, I thought I’d brag on my two girls a bit (I like the sound of that. . .my two girls.)

First, here are some excerpts from Olivia’s preschool progress report. 

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My little former 1 lb 1.5 oz 23 weeker is thriving!  Her teacher has even said that had she not known about her extremely premature birth, she would not have been able to tell any difference between her and the other kids.  We had to have another IEP meeting a few weeks ago because the goals that we set forth last spring were already being met.  These were her goals until next spring and they were met by October.  She still has some gross motor skills to work on with her PT, but her OT was moved to consult only.  She will  meet with Olivia’s teacher once a month to make sure a concern doesn’t come up.  My biggest concerns, honestly, are Olivia’s sensory issues that seem to be intensifying lately.  But, they aren’t interfering with her learning so it’s not really something they will work on her with.  I mean, I bought her seamless socks (because socks are a HUGE problem) and she even finds bumps in them!  And, I wish she’d eat a bit better and gain a few more pounds.  She’s still barely 31 lbs at 5 years old.  But, she is thriving and doing so very well and I just feel beyond blessed to be her mother.

And now on to my chunky monkey. . .she already weighs 5 lbs at not even 34 weeks!  That’s how much Olivia weighed when I took her home from the hospital!  And, Abigail scored another 8/8 on her biophysical profile. . .that makes 3 weeks in a row!  Looks like I have another overachiever.  Look at those chubby cheeks!  After worrying about Olivia’s weight for the past 5 years, it would be so nice to have a chubby baby who likes to eat.  And, my doctor is making arrangements for my c-section on December 10th, Olivia’s homecoming day! Wow, that is just a little over a month away!  Can’t wait to meet my sweet Abigail!!!

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If you can’t tell, I’m one proud mama!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Still Here!

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. I'm now 33 weeks and doing well. I just haven't been on my laptop in days. Olivia missed school Friday and Monday. She has a cold/allergies that developed into an ear infection. She's doing fine and didn't complain of pain, only an annoying swishy sound. Sure enough, her ear was filled with fluid. Olivia has been sleeping with me every night for the past few nights since she hasn't felt good and Ryan sleeps on the couch every night due to my snoring. I feel so bad about my snoring. At 33 weeks, I feel super attractive with my snoring and my almost 40 lb weight gain. Yikes! Well, I'm posting from my phone while Olivia tries to fall asleep beside me. As long as she falls asleep before me, my snoring doesn't bother her. LOL! I also thought I'd share some pictures of Abigail's room. It's almost ready!! Goodnight everyone!