“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart.. I'll always be with you.”
~A.A. Milne, from "Winnie the Pooh"

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Photo Drop/Update

I find that my free time is so limited that I rarely have the chance to blog any more. I miss it. I miss all of you.
Nursing school has brought about big changes in our family dynamics. Liddy stays with her Daddy while I go to school. That seems to be really good for her.....she's becoming more outgoing and not such a horrible Mama's girl (not that I minded! lol)
She had her tonsils and adenoids out about 5 weeks ago...on the Friday before school started for me. We had had a sleep study done a few weeks before and apparently, Liddy had SEVERE sleep apnea (like stop breathing every 2 minutes severe!). So her tonsils were removed on an emergency basis. Very quickly. Very unexpectedly. We met with the pulmanologist on Wednesday, the ENT on Thursday, and she was in surgery on Friday. Recovery was rough. REALLY rough. BUT, although I can't medically prove it, that surgery made a world of difference in what we see Liddy being able to do.
Before surgery, any huge developmental milestones came one at a time. Any progress towards something else would come to a complete halt until she "got" the other skill down. In the last 5 weeks, all of that has changed. She started crawling less than 2 weeks out.....and she's into EVERYTHING now! Not only that, her language and signing skills have exploded! She has roughly 15 signs that she knows and can use, and I lost count of how many actual words. She's pulling up to furniture. She's standing to play. And despite the fact that she has never been a fine motor star, she's now pointing, pushing buttons and using a darn near professional pincher grasp.
These last few weeks have been an amazing ride to say the least. :)

Now what you've been waiting for...PICS!