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.

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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.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 06:37 - Christina, Doctors
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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.

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Monday, November 24, 2008, 07:00 - General, Christina, Doctors
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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.

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Eye Doctor 
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 14:07 - General, Christina, Doctors
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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.

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