Sweet baby's teeth are creating massive amounts of drool.
Today I am thankful for Annie's occupational therapist. Today was therapy day and it went so well. I have been working on some stuff with Annie at home, but have still had a really hard time getting her to do most of the things. It is amazing to watch S (the therapist) get Annie to do so much with no fuss at all. In particular, I am supposed to be working on getting Annie to get from laying down to sitting up and vice versa. Sounds easy enough, you would think. But the girl does not want to bend her legs or bend at the waist. She fights it so hard and gets really upset when you push her. But S can magically fold her legs under her and up she goes. Don't get me wrong, it is still not easy, but it is nothing like it is when I try to do it. I am still working with her on understanding that it is okay to not have her legs extended straight forward in a locked position, side by side. We are working on getting her to sit up with one leg bent. I asked why S thinks Annie has the food issues and the severe stiffness and she said her guess would be that the reflux made her eating experiences in the orphanage really unpleasant and she started putting up her guard as her protection. That makes sense to me. Annie got to do this swing thing today and she seriously sat on it with her mouth in the widest smile the entire time. Could she be any happier? I really think that S likes working with my girl. And, it was nice to meet you today Stacey! There was another OT there today that recognized Annie from the blog!
Justin is really, really sick. Please pray for his quick healing. He went to the doctor today and was diagnosed with the flu and an upper respiratory infection. Not good at all. He is on a strong antibiotic for the URI and got some good cough medicine. He is really miserable. Please also pray that the rest of us don't get this. I don't think this house could function if we all came down with this. Justin has been quarantined in our room, so maybe the germs are contained. I have been sleeping with Lucy to be safe, thank goodness!
Thanks for all of the kind comments about my crappy day yesterday. I really appreciated them all! I do feel better today, but still a bit overwhelmed. The good news is, I had a newborn photo session today that went well. I LOVE cuddly, snuggly tiny newborns. She was so great the whole time. I will put a peek on here after I have the chance to work on them. I know there were some cute ones.
Okay, I am off to get some work done. Have a great night!
Monday, March 02, 2009
Posted by Kelly at 7:03 PM