This is a little late. I make notes constantly about things that you do, and with my schedule I’m slow getting them recorded on the “official” record that is this blog! You’re three and growing – not gaining much weight though. You weight a whopping 23 pounds! You are still the sweetest child we know. You are polite and thoughtful, yet hardheaded and independent. Your daddy and I look at each other and smile all the time at how sweet you are.
Here are some notes about you lately:
You recognize songs by their melody. You love KidSongs DVDs – especially Silly Songs, which you call “the yellow noobie.” You sing This Old Man and mix it with the Barney theme song. I find it fascinating that you realize they are sung to the same tune. This week people in Target couldn’t help but smile at you belting Skip to my Lou and Old McDonald.
You still like to clean. You’re not supposed to play with the soap in the laundry room, but I found you out there yesterday. Blair? “I’m cleaning up this mayess!” You had soap all over the window sill and the floor.
Your computer wouldn’t work. You troubleshot for a few seconds and said, “What’s wrong with this?!” Then you told me, “The computer’s not workin’ good. This blue one (button) is not workin’ good right here.” And then you shut it and moved on.
I brushed your teeth before giving you your allergy medicine and gummy – and of course they don’t taste right after brushing your teeth. You tasted the medicine (with juice in it) and said, “This juice is not any good. …I don’t want it.” You drank it with some encouragement, and then when eating the gummies, you told me “they stale.”
You wanted Gus and Buddy to watch you slide, so I sat them right there in front of it. You tell Gus you love him and that he’s a sweet boy. And you ride him!
You say, “No ma’am, mama! Don’t …” (insert here whatever you don’t want me to do).
“Mama/Dada, tell me don’t…” You are always wanting us to tell you not to do something – climb up the slide, put your feet on the bed rail, anything you can think of – it’s a game that you think is hilarious. Probably not the best for your minding us though!
You love things to match. Your M&M to your shirt. Your jammies to your daddies, your bow to your clothes, anything! You point out everything that matches!
You love the matching game!
You are really good at pretending.
You talk about “going bananas” all the time. Your daddy taught it too you, and you apply it to everything. And you shake things and say they’re wiggling.
You like talking about favorites. You’ll point something out and say “this is my favorite.” And you got some ornaments off of your Christmas tree in your room and laid them next to Gus, “These are Gus’s favorite.”
When we go outside, you collect pecans and have me crack them to feed to Gus.
You told me you fixed the brownie paper (the plastic wrap) and that you were eating “brownie polka dots” ie the crumbs in the pan (with a chair pulled up to the counter).
You still love to cook and sit on the counter helping me prepare something several times a week.
You nap from 1 to 4ish each day. You still drink pediasure mostly. We don’t really drink juice at all. You like water as well. You wear a diaper at night. You still wear a 2T in all clothes, but I believe we’ll be pushing it on the length before too much longer. The waist is the huge (literally) problem!
We just added Singulair to your meds, and I think it has helped. You also still do two steroid nebulizer breathing treatments a day.
You’re making great progress on your speech. After not too long of working on “d” you are saying it in all parts of the word. Same with “t.” Your therapist at the school was saying how well you were doing, and I told her that when we work on it at home, you do really well. I think she was shocked that we actually practice at home. I don’t know how else you would make progress – we only go there 30 minutes a week! We are still working on that stubborn “s." You say it, but it is like pulling teeth to get you to put it in a word.
That’s about that. I already have more notes to write – you just make us laugh all the time. We’re so thankful for you and your sweetness. And we never forget what a miracle you are!