Thursday, November 18, 2010
Happy 10 Months Mia Grace...
-You are primarily in 12 month clothing. It varies depending upon the cut, but mostly 12 months.
-You continue to spend your days at Linnie's while Mommy and Daddy are working. You are Linnie's baby and she loves you to pieces. You get so happy when we pull in her driveway! (But let me not fail to say, you get SOOOO excited when Mommy walks in to pick you up! ;)
-You continue to have physical therapy once/week with Mrs. Cindy. I’m hoping that after the Thanksgiving holiday we will cut it back to once/two weeks (instead of once/week). We had discussed not doing this until you “real crawl” but what if you choose to skip that step altogether!?!? :)
-I had mentioned last month that I didn’t want to jinx myself by writing about how awesome you sleep, and I was right! :) You started randomly waking up in the middle of the night (only once). Sometimes you can be soothed by your “ninny” other times I bring you in bed (shhhh! Whatever works! :)) But then you’ll fall back asleep until your 5:30am-ish bottle, you fall asleep immediately after finishing that, and then Mommy wakes you up when it’s time to get ready for Linnie’s.
-You are saying “Mama” and “Dada” to the correct parents now! :) It is SO cute!
-You are still a pro at the sippy cup! It’s adorable and you LOVE your water! :)
-You love your Stage 3 food, puffies and Cheerios. We’ve given you bites of “real” food (chicken, mashed potatoes, etc.) and it really seems to upset your stomach. You have always had a finicky stomach…gas, etc. (You’ll hate me for saying that when you’re older :)) but it’s true. So for now, it’s baby food, and that’s it, but that’s fine since you have NO teeth…
-That’s right, you are 10 months old and don’t have a single tooth! :) I don’t even see a sign of any pending teeth! That makes mommy a bit nervous (I’m neurotic, what can I say? )) But I know they’ll come soon! (at least I hope!)
-In regards to your kidney “issues” (which we aren’t even sure what these issues really are yet) you have your DMSA scan on Tuesday, November 23rd. Mommy is scared! I don’t want you to have to be sedated, but I know it’s for the best. Only one parent can go back with you, so that’ll be Daddy. I know Mommy would lose it if I had to go back and watch you be sedated. I know we’ll have answers after this, so I’ll just have to be a big girl about it, but I don’t wanna! :( And the alternative (not that Hopkins offered it, but I’m sure if we refused sedation they’d have to comply) is that they strap you down in a papoose for AN HOUR AND 15 MINUTES! I couldn’t do that to you baby girl! They say children don’t remember but I had proof last night that they do…as I was talking to Daddy about you being sedated, and thankfully they wouldn’t have to strap you down, etc. your brother chimed and, in detail, explained the time when he was around 1.5 years old and he was strapped down for a CT scan (it was when we had taken him to the ER so sedating him wasn’t an option because he had eaten. Clearly we weren’t prepared for a random CT scan!) and HE REMEMBERED EVERYTHING! :( That broke mommy’s heart! He even mentioned the color of the straps they used! :( So baby girl, as much as I don’t want you to be sedated, it’s best!
I think that about covers it my sweet angel! Mommy loves you SO much and although we are ENTIRELY too close to your 12 month post I wouldn’t trade this time with you for anything in this world! :)
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