We Need a Buyer!
Emerson had her follow-up with her Feed Team and she has officially fallen off her weight chart. She had been holding strong at the 15th percentile for a long time but now with walking she is below the 3rd percentile. I told them I'm not all that concerned because as I'm sure all of you have noticed our kiddos are all pretty tiny (except for Tatum :), Lisa I will need some tips). She now weighs 21lbs, 10oz. They are now having me add heavy cream to her soy milk and told me to use lots of olive oil, flax oil, high quality peanut butters, and cream cheeses. I have been doing this all (except the heavy cream) for awhile now and it is our golden retriever, Newman, who is now about 10lbs overweight. Emerson is big into sharing.
I can't believe that Emerson will be 2 years old in less than 2 weeks. This past year went by so quickly and what a great year it was. Emerson can now walk, put objects into containers, points to 10 body parts, can say lots of animal sounds, knows about 12 signs, and is starting to say many words (this morning she said, "hug" the name of her favorite book and "dan" for dance). Most importantly, she is happy, lovable, and a complete charmer. I no longer take any development for granted and have waited many months for some of these skills and when they occur we are just thrilled. When you have a child with special needs nothing is assumed and everything is cheered and cherished. After many months of practicing, Emerson yesterday dropped a ball into a hoop all by herself. Ella turned to me with huge eyes and said, "Mom, call Daddy, Emerson made a basket all by herself!!" Pretty cute.
I am so excited for this potential Ohio get-together. Amy, let me know if I can do anything to help. It would be wonderful to meet all my cyber friends and give each of you and your kids a big hug. I know that I am not the most consistent blogger, but all of you are my sounding board, my comfort, and my support in this life with WS. Thanks for that.