Saturday, December 27, 2008

What position do you sleep in?


Joy sleeps folded in half. If I did this, I wouldn't be able to walk for a week!
And yes, she is holding onto her feet. Sweet baby!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Joy’s Christmas

I love Joy’s name.  It fits her so perfectly.  But it is so much more special at Christmas!

Here are pictures of Joy’s Christmas:

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Every time I looked at Joy during present time, she was playing with ribbons and wrapping paper.  She was so cute!

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New pajamas – ones from Grandma and all dressed up for Christmas Eve.

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Aunt Donna and Joy

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Christmas Morning – Joy’s presents

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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

All I Want For Christmas….

is my two front teeth!

Joy now has the right top front tooth.   Her bottom left tooth is breaking through!  That will bring us up to a grand…..3!

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Crazy picture – but if you look, you can see her two teeth!

 

And then for the fun of it, pictures of Joy’s life…..

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Joy and Lizzy in the tub

And then these three, I was trying to get a good picture to send to Joy’s mother.  She wasn’t cooperating, but she liked the moose!

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And then pictures with my family: Aunt Kathie

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Uncle Jeremy with Joy and Michael. I really wanted to get that picture of Jeremy with Joy and Michael to compare it with this picture: Look how the cousins have grown!

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Daddy, Joy, and Grandpa

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and JOY!

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Where’s Joy?

Joy is so cute!  She spontaneously plays peek-a-boo now – and she initiates it!

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Where’s Joy?

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There she is!

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And kisses cause she’s so cute!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Fun Therapy and Random Joy Pictures

Joy had both communication and OT this week.  Her communication therapy is going to increase to twice a month starting in January – yeah Joy!

First, parachute – so fun!  She was leaving to make a sound or a movement and we would respond.  We were working on shake and up. 

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We continue to read.  Joy thinks you have to point to look at a book.  It’s so cute!

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Working on in and out. (and no, she’s not really standing there)

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Working on up and down.

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Now onto OT:  You want me to walk behind that thing?  Are you kidding me?  :)

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Also working on “on” and “off”

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Now onto the random pictures of Joy:

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Joy in the leaves – we call them Texas Snow!  :)

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

18 Month Check-Up

Joy looks great according to her doctor.
She is weighing in at 20 pound 10 ounces.
She is 30 inches tall.
That puts her at the 75% for both weight and height on the DS charts.
She also got two shots...and a lollipop!

And............a referral to the ENT. Her right ear did not pass the hearing test.
Sigh! I was talking to someone just yesterday about Joy and the fact that we haven't had any ear infections or fluid on her ears. I spoke too soon.
I'll let you know what the ENT says.

A picture of Joy today BS (before shots) :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

18 Months Old!

For Joy’s 18 month birthday, we composed this list:

Reasons We Love Joy

1. She’s happy!

2. Her laugh is so cute!

3. She crawls like Mowgli.

4. She says, “Hi!”

5. She is so sweet.

6.When other people are sad, she tries to comfort them.

7. She loves to play.

8. She loves ice cream.

9. She kisses me.

10. She blows raspberries.

11. She’ll eat whatever you eat.

12. Her first word was '”Dada.”

13. She has a cute tongue.

14. She’ll gladly play with you.

15. She plays peek-a-boo with her blankets.

16. She loves music!

17. She’s cuddly.

18. She loves everyone!

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Crawling


This is Joy and her cousin Victoria.

Joy enjoying her pre-dinner turkey. This year she actually ate turkey. Last year it was the jarred stuff. She didn't like it last year. She loved it this year!


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And finally, I have been trying to capture how Joy crawls. Finally - I got it! Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Self Feeding

The time has come for Joy to start feeding herself.

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She is doing well, but she is making a HUGE mess!  Don’t you just love the morning hair?  :)  Her therapist jokingly said at least oatmeal is good for the skin!  :)

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Self feeding means LOTS of baths.  :)