Friday, June 27, 2008

Off to the beach!

This past week has been spent getting ready to go to the beach this coming week. It'll be the first beach trip for the babies and the first beach trip for Drew and I since 2006. Because of all my bedrest and delivering early we never got to go last year. We had two separate beach weeks cancelled last year! We are super excited to be going this year. We hope it isn't a complete disaster with the babies! Thankfully Drew's family will be around to help us out. Wish us luck!

We have had a pretty good week. The babies played last weekend with Mimo while Drew was away. They had fun and I think they wore Mimo out! She did bath night for me twice which was awesome. She also let me go into town and do some shopping which was a nice little break for me!
Tuesday we had Lindy's deaf and hard of hearing teacher at the house. We had Lindy in her bouncy seat and we were on each side of her. One of us would distract her and the other would make a sound. Almost every time she would turn in the direction of the sound. It was very exciting to see! We would reward her by showing her a cool light up toy as soon as she turned. The sounds we did not get much response from were the -s and -sh sounds, which are high frequency sounds. Her hearing loss will make it very hard for her to hear these sounds. Of course we will keep working with her. We introduced three new sounds to her: choo-choo for train, aaahhhh for airplane, and quack-quack for the duck. We do these sounds for her everyday and show her the matching toy.

Friday Lindy had an appointment with the ophthalmologist. He wanted to see how see was doing with her glasses. He made the statement, "She obviously sees. She is lookind around." Yes, she obviously sees! He covered her better eye (the left one) to see how she did with the right one. When he took his hand away he said she immediately switched back to using the left eye. This means she is clearly favoring her good eye. To try and strengthen her right eye we have to start patching the left eye for 2 hours every day. This will force her to use her bad eye. We did it for our two hours yesterday. At first she was not sure at all! She seemed real quiet and subdued. Then she started rubbing it and trying to get it off! After our two hours were up we took the patch off and it was horrible! She hated it and cried very hard. It left a huge red mark on her face. I bought some different patches from Walmart and tried that today. It came off a lot better. I had a wash cloth and kept wetting the bandage and that helped so much. We didn't have any tears this time!

Lindy and her patch.

How she really feels about the patch! I don't blame her. It stinks!Lindy had a few more exciting developmental milestones this week. On Wednesday she rolled completely from her back to stomach. For weeks she has almost rolled all the way over but would not lift her shoulder and head up. This week she went all the way and got her head up. Of course she hates her belly and just rolls right off of it, but hey, she made it there! We are proud of her! She also found her feet this week. For weeks she has been playing with her legs but would stop around her ankles! Finally on Friday she got her hands all the way to her feet. Lindy's two bottom teeth have both broken through her gums! She is still handling teething like a champ!

Crazy Will has been on the move this week. The boy is everywhere and into everything. On Monday he really starting playing with his mouth and sucking on his finger. I am counting this as the beginning of his teething. So far we haven't seen or felt any teeth but he is definitely working on it. He has been a little fussy this week and I think we can blame the teeth. He is army crawling all over the living room now. He loves my flip flops. He makes a beeline for them whenever they are sitting around the living room. He has become very interested in the cat lately. He watches him walk all over the living room and today he army crawled over to him. Will loves to stand up now. He thinks he is so cool when he can stand. Of course he has a tendency to stand on his tippy toes when he does it.

That winds up our week. Hope everyone has a good 4th of July week. The babies will be 11 months old on Monday the 30th. Hard to believe. Next month - a year old. Unbelievable! Happy early anniversary to my parents on July 3rd. 37 years! Wow!

Enjoy all the pictures. I've come to the conclusion that I take WAY too many pictures!

The babies were getting into the beachy mood this week with their Hawaiian outfits! Mimo bought Will a straw hat - how funny! Lindy is wondering what in the world Will is wearing!
He loves the camera! He is seriously starting to smile when I get it out! Miss Lindy found herself wearing a bonnet a few days this week. Not for looks though - for necessity. The battle of keeping the glasses and hearing aides has really picked up in the last couple weeks. Until the beginning of this week, Lindy didn't know she had a right hand. She totally favors everything on her left side. She used to only use her left hand to take out her left hearing aid and take off her glasses. Well Monday Lindy discovered her right hand and discovered she could use it to take out her right hearing aid and rip off her glasses! We are happy she has started using her right arm more, I just wish it was for other things! Yesterday we received two 'pilot caps' I had ordered that Lindy will now start wearing when we are just around the house. The audiologist recommended them to us. They cover her ears so she can't get to her hearing aides. I'm trying to save some bit of my sanity! Pics of the pilot caps next week!
We think he looks so old in this picture! He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks, but he's not crawling yet!
Sweet Lindy! I just loved this little outfit!
Will is too cool when he stands!

One of the many places I found Will this week!

The babies were hard at work with a new toy I brought out.

3 comments:

Paulette said...

Jamie: The babies are beautiful and really progressing!!!

You can never take too many pictures. I take hundreds of pictures of Bryce, my grandbaby. Bryce is 14.5 months. Ron will say, don't you have enough pictures this week and I shout NO, I NEED MORE.

Paulette

Jess said...

Your babies are truely adorable. I love the picture where Lindy is looking at Will with his straw hat. Those glasses are so adorable! And the video with will trying to get the ball was funny. When he finally got the ball, I realized that I wasnt breathing! I wanted to just pick the ball up and give it to him!!

Ms. Southern was my teacher this past school year! I think you call her Mimo. Just tell her Jesslyn said Hi for me! Thanks.

PS, I love your pictures! I dont think you are taking to much, I tihnk you should take more!

Anonymous said...

Jamie-
hope y'all had a great vacation...I'm sure it is one you'll always remember :-)
Will and Lindy are just beautiful...they are really growing!