Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This smile could brighten anyones day! I love this girl!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sleep Study Results

Finally called about the Sleep Study Results from July 18th. I know, I'm a bit of a procrastinator. Anyhow, GREAT news. She had an almost normal sleep study showing her central sleep apnea to have corrected itself and she no longer needs supplemental oxygen at night. WOOHOO! I do have to admit that she hasn't actually been on oxygen for a while. As she became more mobile, rolling around in bed, she started to take the canula off and wrap the cord around herself. No matter what I tried to secure it, she managed to get tangled in it. I was terrified that she would end up wrapping it around her neck that I had to make the hard choice to discontinue it's use until something better could be figured out. I discussed this problem with the doctors, nurses and respiratory specialists and the couldn't give me any alternatives that I hadn't already tried. Now I know I don't have to worry about it anymore. She will continue to have sleep studies because she is on Growth Hormone, but my hope is they decrease in frequency to once a year. Crossing my fingers!

On other news about Delilah, she is doing some amazingly cute things. We have been teaching her to blow kisses. In the beginning she would put her hand to her mouth and just stare at us. Now she is making the kissing sounds. It really is the cutest thing. She is also beginning to sign. Today with the EI (early intervention) therapist she signed 'more'. She really loves her "Baby Signing Times" DVDs (thank you Ms. Janet!) I have been trying to incorporate as many signs as possible into our daily routine and I think it is finally catching on. She can also sign 'hat'. I really do recommend this DVD series to anyone with small children. It is AMAZING!

Johnny started back to work this week. It has taken him a few days to get into the new rhythm, but I think he has it all worked out now. Delilah and I have also gotten back to our normal routine. I must admit, those few weeks Johnny was home all day with us were great vacation days for myself. He took on most of the daily tasks and I got to relax. I also discovered my newest hobby. Quilting of course! I have the quilting bug bad. The past few nights I have been searching for quilting blogs and looking up tutorials to try out. I also made another quilt top and an Auburn pillow case dress for Delilah for the first game of the season. And there are many more projects on my mind. I am even going to step out of my comfort zone and make some more difficult dresses for D. I am thinking I may need to start a separate blog about my sewing obsession and my new fabric obsession. Well, Project Runway is calling my name, so goodnight!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gadget Geek

Well, Johnny has been home for a few weeks now and we are finally getting settled into our "normal" routine. He was a little apprehensive at first with Delilah. She was such a different baby when he left, he wasn't sure what to do with her. Now he is a pro and they are wonderful together. Delilah definitely lights up when her Daddy plays with her. The giggles and squeals are so adorable. (I will post a video soon.)

Miss D is also coming into quite a quirky personality. She has begun the "crying" game. This game consists of crying (with no tears) until someone picks her up or gives her what she wants. She only does this when we try to leave a room. For instance, if I need to run upstairs to the restroom, I have to sneak out of the room or she starts pouting and then ultimately screaming for me. I really don't mind it though. I usually laugh because it is so darn cute.

She is also very curious about gadgets, just like Momma. Anytime we have a laptop out she tries to weasel her way to it. She will do whatever it takes to get her hands on the keys. It is really cute to watch. If we don't let her have the laptop she goes into total meltdown. So, Daddy will stop what he is doing, log off the computer so the password screen is up and let Delilah go to town. Just take a look at this:

I see a computer genius in our future! I had to move my computer upstairs, to a desk to keep her from going for it. Unfortunately, when she is in the loft with me she still tries everything to get to it. She is crazy for gadgets! 

Developmentally, Delilah is kicking butt. She has started to "traditional" crawl every now and then. She loves to pull up on anything and everything. We have also begun working on walking with push toys. I have to hold the toys so they don't go too fast, but she really enjoys doing it. She is such a superstar! 

Completely off the Delilah topic: I have made my first Quilt Top, all by myself. I am pretty excited about this. I have wanted to learn to Quilt for a long time and I found some great tutorials online. This quilt was super easy for a beginner like me. All I have left to do is complete the back, baste it, quilt it and bind it. The quilting part scares me. My sewing machine is very simple and I'm not sure it will allow me to machine quilt it, but I am sure I can figure something out. Here is a photo of the finished top: