Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lu Lu, what have you been up to?

Ok. So It has been a while since I have done a Lucy update. Well pretty much the whole blog is about her... but we haven't really discussed her stats.

We will be going to her Peds on the 16 or the 17th, I don't remember right now. So, there we will learn her actual weight and hight, head circ... all that stuff. But lets talk about the fun stuff. She has really grown a ton since we started her meds almost 3 months ago! I can't believe what a different little girl we have. And she seems to be handling them pretty well. She is tired a lot, but wont really sleep during the day. But she does sleep 12-13 hours a night. Yes... You read right! I have a great sleeper! We still try everyday for the hour nap during the day, but most days she just screams through the hour. But... I need that hour, lol! Hopefully she will get it one day.
Well, for most kids her age are saying a lot more than she is, but she is learning pretty quickly. She mostly uses the syllables for the words that I am saying. She is really good at mimicking. but She does say, Dada, Mom, Grandpa, Yumm, Thank You (syllable), Please, Nana (banana), Yucky, Poop, Diaper, doggy (syllable) uh-oh, ball, and when she hears the train she yells "choo, choo!!" Sometimes I can get her to say "Love you" and I think thats it. She is also good at giving kisses, and blowing kisses.
She knows where her eyes, nose, hair, teeth, ears, hands, toes, knees, elbows, belly, and boobies are. (Tyler taught her the last one)
WALKING: well she is now walking probably 95 % of the time. and she is getting faster at it too. I guess her muscles are starting to get stronger. She still isn't standing up straight, I think we are going to have to do Physical Therapy to stretch out her joints. They are still very tight. Considering that they were completely contracted for 7 months straight, never stretched or relaxed. But with time she will get better and better! I am so proud of her! I had no idea that she would come this far in this short amount of time. She is learning things so quickly. She is learning how to do what we say... much better at listening. She enjoys being outside, Playing ball, being tickled, and tickling others, going for walks, (on her own, or in stroller) She likes puppies, kitties, and babies. She loves to snuggle her doggy that Uncle Doug gave her, sleeps with him every night.
FOOD: Bananas (nanas), cheerios, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, grapes, blueberries, Peanut butter and honey sandwiches, Hamburgers, Mac 'n' cheese, fruit snacks, BBQ chicken (LOVES that stuff!) Scrambled eggs with cheese and Katchup, Baked beans, Corn, Peas, there's probably more, but she is a good eater most of the time! Her absolute favorite treat are those wedding mints, ya know the ones that melt in your mouth? I can get them in bulk at Winco here. She LOVES them!! They are great for when we are out and about to keep her distracted.
Last time she weighed in at 21.3 lbs, 32 1/2 inches tall. Still not gaining much weight, but now she is starting to walk more.. so I don't know if that is the reason?
Anyways... that's the Lucy News. Stay tuned for more to come in October, they want to take her off her pain medication. and in Nov when she turns 2 they are wanting to put her on another injection drug called embrel. More on that later. Thanks for reading! Thanks for the prayers and support too! We love you all!!!


fortheloveofskinny said...

sounds like she is doing so good! Your such a good mom bonnie, its so cute! Hope you all are doing well!

Woodrich Family said...

Good eating and good sleeping are the keys to a happy toddler! I'm so glad things are going so well for her. I can't believe our babies are gonna be 2 in just a couple months!! Love ya!