Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sammi went to our wonderful pediatric dentist today. I was explaining everything and hoping they would accept our insurance and maybe, just maybe, use medicaid as a secondary insurance. Normally, they don't see children until they are three, unless there is a problem - like poor Jessi. Wonder of wonders, Dr. Lewis accepts medicaid, and not just medicaid, our particular kind of medicaid, Texas Health Steps. As Dr. Lewis says, God is watching out for us! Yeah!
So what were her findings? She stuck her fingers in Joy's mouth and told me she doesn't have any teeth! :) We'll go back in six months. Crazy, crazy.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Joy had both communication and OT this week!
First just an adorable picture of Joy and Becca!
We are working on on/off and in/out.
She also anticipated a reaction and was doing some mimicking – essential to speech! Yeah Joy!
I just threw this in because I think it’s cute!
In OT Joy is working on shifting her weight so she can start to cruise. And we worked on the stairs – ugh. I’m going to need some gates soon!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I had to post this video of the girls - it's on our school blog http://kleintexasacademy.blogspot.com/ but some of you won't be interested in that blog. So I wanted to include it here.
We are currently studying Switzerland and yodeling came up. The girls had so much fun! Look at Joy's face!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
We are working on moving our feet! A pre-requisite to cruising.
Getting some love and motivation from Lizzy! Her poor hair! :)
I didn't take this video, and it's only about 2 seconds long, but........
Joy is working on stairs. It all goes together. It's all about moving those legs.
But you can see her cheering squad! :)
I keep wondering WHY are we doing this? If we teach her to climb the stairs, then I'm going to have to put a gate on them because I don't want her on the stairs!
Crazy things we do!
Monday, October 06, 2008
We put Joy into her crib tonight and she decided she wasn't ready to go to sleep. She then pulled herself up to standing! Her therapist would be so proud! We loved it. We took pictures and immediately lower her crib mattress. Silly, sweet baby!
Saturday, October 04, 2008
1. The food!
2. Cultural experience for the kids
3. Joy's birthfather was born in Turkey
I have never met Joy's birthfather. I have a brief bio written about him. I know how tall he is. I know where he was born. But what does he look like? As I walked around the festival and looked at all of these men that have the same color skin and hair as my baby, I wondered, "Is this what my baby's father looked like?" I don't know. I do know that he and her mother made a beautiful, beautiful baby girl. I am grateful to them that we have her.
Here is Joy trying Turkish food: As with ALL food, she loved it!
I like to call this picture: "Enough with pictures already, let's eat!"
And a fun video of Bec and her playing ball at the festival. Her therapists would be so pleased. We have been working on taking turns and rolling balls.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
She is a funny duck. She has all of these bright, noisy toys to play with
but this morning all she wanted was the sock ball that Becca had made. Go figure! :)