Friday, June 26, 2009


Say woo hoo! Shout hooray! Lindy took her first two steps TODAY!!!!

This afternoon we went to a church member's house for a little visit. Their daughter was there and at one point was holding Lindy. Lindy started squirming so Lynn stood her down on the ground. Lindy just kind of took off. Lynn took her hands away from Lindy and she took 2 steps by herself!! We were so proud of her. I think she was oblivious to what she had done though. I picked her up and she had a book in her hands. We were all so excited and she just was looking at the book. She didn't notice all the praise we were giving her. We are so proud of her. I don't think she'll be running around tomorrow, but she took her first steps!!!

So now we'll back up to the rest of the week. Last Saturday Drew's Dad came up and went to the Father's Day breakfast with Drew and Will. Suzette played with Lindy while I got ready. After they got home we headed to Drew's brother's house for a Father's Day cookout with the family. We all had a good time. The kids took great naps which is unusual in a different place! Sunday was Father's Day and I think Drew had a nice day. We went out for lunch and then had a relaxing afternoon.

Lindy had a few appointments this week which all were pretty good. On Monday she had a hearing test to see if there have been any changes. Thankfully there have not been. Her hearing is stable. Drew and Will went with us to the hospital for her appointment but they went up and played on the rooftop terrace while Lindy and I were doing her hearing test. It's a really cool spot. A big enclosed area with playground equipment on the 12th (top) floor of Brenner's Children's Hospital. Drew said Will had a blast running all around and playing on the playground equipment. After Lindy's appointment we went by and picked up Drew's grandmother and took her to lunch. She doesn't see the kids much because she and her sister live together and smoke a lot. We can't take the kids into their house with the smoke. I think she enjoyed seeing the kids and we plan to do lunch more often.

Tuesday we had our weekly hearing appointment and Wednesday was our Governor Morehead (vision) appointment. Lindy did well with both of them.

Thursday was another checkup with her nephrologist, to check on her kidneys. She had a renal ultrasound and an appointment with the doctor. We actually were pleased to hear that her right kidney had grown a little bit. The last few ultrasounds had not shown any growth. The doctor seemed pleased with the growth, with Lindy's growth, and the fact that she hasn't had any reoccurring UTI's. She didn't even have to have blood drawn this time! We get to go back in 5 months to check on her kidneys and vesicoureteral reflux. Unfortunately the next appointment will include the dreaded VCUG.

As you can see, Lindy had a good week. We're proud of all her good news and the progress she has made. What a special girl. And cute as a button to boot!

Will on the other hand has had a rough week. I thought the terrible two's were upon us but now I think it might still have been teething. He has been getting mad and frustrated a lot this week. He absolutely hates when Lindy takes a toy from him. If he doesn't want to go where you want him to then he falls to the ground and cries. Finally on Thursday we started medicating him to see if he acted better and he did. He has been better the last two days with a little Tylenol. He is still waiting on one more canine tooth. Have I ever mentioned how glad I'll be when he is done teething?! Very glad!!

Will did get a little trip out with Mommy this week though. We really notice how shy he can be around new people and how not shy Lindy is. We realized how often Lindy gets out of the house and sees people at her appointments. Plus we realized how much time Will spends at the house with Drew and how often Lindy and I are out. We decided to switch things up a bit and so Will and I took a trip to Target together. He got to sit in the cart for the first time and had a ball. He waved at people and was so stinking cute!

Hope you all had a good week and have a great weekend!

Longing to go outside. Bob and his kids.
Bob and his kids and grandkids.
GrandBob, Will, and Drew. Check out last years Father's Day Breakfast.

Watching Drew open his presents.
I love her white eyelet outfit!
Happy Father's Day!
We love Daddy!

Will getting in another container.
I never post pictures of Jack, but isn't he cute. Just like Will, he gets in boxes!
Playing on the couch.

Lindy in a ladybug outfit. I can't believe I dressed her in this. I hate ladybugs but she looked cute! We got to swim this week! This time I had the bigger pool out and just put a little bit of water in it. It was great. We all had a blast!
Although Will does spend most of the time longing to get out and run around.

Lindy has been loving the water. She loves splashing around!

Lindy has also been babbling a lot this week. We have been hearing all kinds of new noises!

Will likes to help take off his shirt. His face is always so funny when he's doing it!


Paulette said...

I know I have said this before, but such cute, cute babies!!! They are getting soooo big.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Lindy! They are just getting cuter and cuter. Whenever you come back to the beach you need to let us know so we can come see you.
Aimee and Marc