Sunday, November 30, 2008, 18:01 -
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We all have a lot to be thankful for here, hope that everyone else feels the same way. It has been real nice having daddy around these extra days. On Saturday he too me swimming and we had lots of fun.

My molar came out on the one side. We it is peaking out half way and I have a flap of gum covering the rest. It has been very painful and mommy has gotten little sleep, but it is almost over.

I am getting better in my braces but I still do not like them. I guess I will have to get over that. I am also trying real hard to say mommy and daddy. I think I almost got it.

Bye for now....

Friday, November 28, 2008, 14:27 - General
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It's Black Friday. Angela went shopping this morning and I am out for coffee this afternoon.

I am going through pictures to double check my organization. And, trying to make another slideshow for ALL the photos.

As I am going through the pictures of Christina it brings a tear to my eye. Really more like crying. She was so small. Looking back, I was a basket case. We all have come a long way. I am very lucky Christina is with us.

I included a photo to share. This was July 5, 2006. Christina is in her incubator at Children's Minneapolis.

Happy Thanksgiving 
Thursday, November 27, 2008, 07:27 - General
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Just a note to say...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I have a lot to be thankful for. You have come along way Christina. You too Angela. You also have come a long way.

Thanks you two for being you.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008, 03:10 -
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Yesterday I got my first teeth cleaning. I was not too happy with it but It was not too bad. I have great teeth and do not need to come back for 6 months.

This weekend uncle James and aunt Robyn came over on Sunday and I showed some of the new things that I can do. Robyn even read me a book. Uncle James and daddy gave me swing rides on my sheet and they bounced me too. It was fun.

So not to much is new here. Hope that everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. Toodles

Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 06:37 - Doctor, Events
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The dentist visit went well overall. Christina was not happy while they cleaned her teeth or when anyone was poking around for that matter. She was back to her happy and smiling self when everything was done.

The dentist asked if Christina had been cranky lately. Angela and I looked at each other, we both replied yes. The dentist said she is teething and her two year molars are very close to coming out. We asked also how long it takes for teeth to come in. Christina seems to drag each tooth popping as a long process. They assured us that these molars could take months. Argh.

After the dentist, Angela and Christina did some more shopping and brought me coffee at the office. Mmm, can't go wrong with good coffee.

We have a sleep consultation coming up in December for Christina. The real treat will be trying to get her up there for a sleep study. Heh heh.

Monday, November 24, 2008, 07:00 - General, Doctor, Events
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Today Christina has her first teeth cleaning. It will be her second dentist appointment. The first one went well. They did not do much. Just a check up. Today though, today I am a little skeptical at how Christina will react.

I'm feeling a bit sick. I need a goodnight sleep and the chance to sleep in.

James and Robyn came over yesterday. We all had a nice visit. Christina is getting better socializing.

I made breakfast for everyone. It was Sunday, pancakes for breakfast. Christina ate a lot for breakfast.

James and I swung Christina on the sheet. She really enjoyed it and showed James the more sign.

Robyn read to Christina. They enjoyed a couple of Dr.Suess books. Christina did very well.

Christina also showed how well she can run in the gait trainer. She did very well. We did not have her braces on for that.

Over with the Cities !!!! 
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 05:04 -
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We all made it in one piece. The trip on Friday and the trip on Tuesday are officially over and we made it. Boy it was a long week thank goodness it is over. We have one more appointment in December and then January and I should have a long break... Doctor appointment free for a while unless something comes up.

I of course did not like the trip either time and I let mom and dad know about it. So I got my AFO's and they are very cute. Thank daddy for picking such a great pattern to go on them. I already got compliments. I do find that it is hard to walk in the AFO's but mommy will get me doing it in no time.

Today mommy and I went to Walmart and got a ham for dinner and guess what? I liked the car ride. HA HA We also got peanut butter chips so we can make peanut butter brownies tomorrow. I like to help and of course eat the brownie batter. Who doesn't ?

Eye Doctor 
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 14:07 - General, Doctor, Events
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The eye doctor appointment didn't go well.

To start, Christina cried all the way there. Not a surprise. The assistant that looked at Christina first was not aware of Christina's sensory issues. She scared Christina often. Not on purpose, but we tried to tell her tips to help prepare Christina and she didn't seem to listen.

By the time the doctor looked at Christina she was not cooperative at all. He has to pry and hold her eyes open. That made her all the more upset.

And of course, Christina cried all the way home.

The news from the doc was the same for the most part. What we did learn is that the nerve endings in both eyes are smaller than normal and pale in color. And, her brain probably does not process the information as it should. More than likely due to the PVL.

Last night, Christina woke up about 03:30 and her and I had a snack. She did not want me to sit in the chair, she prefers I walk around. I stood my ground and we sat in the chair. We both ended up falling asleep and managed a couple more hours of sleep.

Evan and Cole are coming over to play while Angela and Crystal go shopping. Time to go.

Eye Doctor 
Thursday, November 13, 2008, 22:17 - General, Doctor, Events
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Tomorrow is Christina eye doctor appointment. It has been about six months since we saw Dr. Engle last.

Like all the other doctor appointments, this one is already starting to drain me. I think it is getting to Angela too.

Christina, Angela, Orion and myself have also been a bit under the weather. I think it is the sinus illness going around again.

Time to resize and crop some photos for the header pic.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 23:00
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We finally picked up a kitten. We took a trip to the Humane Association and took a liking to a short-haired tabby.

Picking out a name proved to be as difficult as finding the right name for Christina. Orion is what seems to fit the little fur ball.

We looked for a name that meant companion and then he surprised us and protected Christina from her friend Cole. So we searched for names meaning protector also. Orion it is.

Christina is also doing very well in her gait trainer. She is taking steps and wants to walk. The poor girl wants to walk more than her legs can go.

Orion wants attention.

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