Wednesday, May 18, 2011


I don’t have anything terribly exciting to post.  Since the frenzy and hectic-ness (not a word, I know) of Mother’s Day/Baby Dedication Day/Addi’s B-day party weekend, we have been rather low-key and in recovery mode. 
Austin’s musical was a great success but I am happy to report that it is OVER.  The long practices and late pick-ups have finally come to an end.  I’m sure he feels a major void in his life having gone from 20 + hours per week of practicing to ZERO but hopefully he can focus on some other things now such as getting back into piano practice and taking voice lessons.
He only has a few weeks left of school—I can’t believe he will be a SOPHOMORE and will be turning 16 in only 5 months.  This year has totally been a blur….
Addison has really been developing a little vocabulary of her own.  She definitely has a language of her own that she speaks quite fluently but she also throws a few words, on occasion, that we can identify with!  She has started this new thing, which is adorable, where she will point at something and say, “I want DAT.”  Awww-her first complete sentence!  So if she sees anything that she wants, she is sure to make her requests known.  In addition to her first sentence, she also says “momma, daddy, ball, peep-eye, papaw, bawoon (balloon).”  For the most part though, she speaks her own language and we just nod our head and pretend we understand!
She had her 12-month baby visit on 5/11 and weighed 21.1 lbs (70th percentile) and her height was 30.5 inches (90th percentile).  Her head circumference was in the 50th percentile.  She got a round of shots and actually handled them better than I was expecting.  She did scream of course but the screaming didn’t last long thankfully.  It was the first time I had taken her to the doctor to get shots without Craig so I was nervous that I would have a harder time than she would but I didn’t cry.
She had to have a blood test a couple of weeks ago to check her enzyme levels of the vitamin Biotin—thankfully this time, it came back in the normal range so we have stopped having to give her the vitamin Biotin every day which is nice.  She goes back on 6/2 to have an EEG done and if it is normal, her neurologist may start weaning her off of the Keppra, which is the seizure medication that she has been on since she was 3 months old.
She is still wearing size 3 diapers and mostly 12-month (and some 18-month) clothing.  She is starting to get more hair and it curls up in the back.  She loves wearing hairbows and is very good about leaving them on.  Craig would prefer her to wear a ball hat and she likes wearing those too.
She has zero patience and can go from happy to blistering mad in a New-York minute, but she is such a good girl 99% of the time.  She is a very happy and sweet little girl and loves sharing her “sugars” with her family!
Until next time...

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