Monday, March 29, 2010

Raspberry Girl

Here's why Piper didn't eat much dinner last night. Most of what went in came right back out!

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Testing, testing...

Here's the latest in Morgan's possible "evaluation" with a child psycologist... the Pediatrician and therapist talked, but I had not received any info back on a referral. A few days passed, and after still not hearing anything I called the office and he was out for the day. One of his nurses said she would go through his notes and see what she could find. She called me back later and said she found the name of a psychologist in his notes. OK... she assumed he was going to refer Morgan and she gave me the psychologist's contact information. I haven't received a call from him saying this was not the case so I called to see if I can get an appointment.

That's about all I have. I have left a few messages, but have not heard back yet. She noted on her voice mail that she also works for the school district three days a week in addition to her private practice. Busy woman. I have a feeling that once she does call back it will be a while until we actually see her.

The therapist did tell me to get an appointment set up, even if it's three months down the road. If we get there and the concerns no longer warrant an evaluation, we can cancel. I liked hearing this from the therapist, as it seemed that whatever is going on with Morgan is not a huge issue.

Just wanted to let everyone know where we were in the process. Morgan is still making progress, so that is good news. We'll keep you informed on how she's doing and any new information we might receive.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Twelve Minutes

Twelve minutes. That's how much time I got on the arc trainer at the gym before the childcare team came and got me. I knew it was coming. Morgan was yelling so loud that all the Moms on the machines around me were commenting to each other "I wonder who's kid that is?!" After the person directly next to me gave me a perplexed look I said (kind of loudly on purpose) "Mine. She's mine." I think the other ladies we relieved that it wasn't their kid. Then one of the caregivers from the childcare showed up and off I went to collect my girls.

I expected this though. We hadn't been to the gym in a while and Morgan always takes a few days to get used to it again. She cried as I was leaving. I waited and she calmed a little. I made sure to say goodbye and that Mama will be back soon. They said she started crying again pretty soon after I headed upstairs. They put her in the same room as Piper to see if that helped, but then Piper started crying. Uh oh. Last straw.

Sigh. We'll try again tomorrow.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Piper's Turn

Here's a little video of Piper showing off her new "words." I'm not sure why it's so blurry, but my iPhone did make the video smaller to email it...the resolution may have been affected too. You get the idea. She's our Pumpkin "Pie"-per!

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mini Sirloin Burger

David sings the jingle from a Carl's Jr. commercial to Morgan. It goes like this...

"Yippee Ki Yay, Mini Sirloin Burger" (three times)

"Yahoo!"

Here is Morgan's version. You can also hear her "one more time" as well. Warning...you may need to turn the volume up on the computer to hear her sweet little voice.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Heart Melted

We were going about our normal bedtime routine tonight. I took a little longer than usual getting Piper's bottle ready so when I got back upstairs David was combing Morgan's hair. This is usually my job. When Morgan saw me she grabbed my hands, pulled me toward her and put her arms out for a hug. Usually her "hugs" are kind of one sided. She puts her arms up, but I'm the one that really squeezes her tight. This time she actually hugged ME!! I said "ahhh, I love you," and she say "I-yuv-oo" right back!! It just melted my heart. Then she did it again!!

It sure makes up for a day full of toddler whining and refusing to sit on the potty.

Monday, March 15, 2010

One more time...

We have used this tactic with Morgan a lot recently. As many two year olds do (maybe mine more than others), Morgan likes to do things over and over...and over again. Lately after a healthy number of repeats we say "one more time." Then when she finishes that time, we say "all done." This has worked pretty well. It cuts down on the number of times we read a particular book, sing songs or play a tickle game. She seems fine with it when we say "all done" and moves on to another activity.

Today I was helping her jump on a pillow (she usually tries to jump on me, but we've managed to redirect that to a pillow now). After the second jumping session she said all by herself "one (more) time," then jumped for a little while, stopped, said "all done." Then she got down off the pillow and walked away. I didn't mind her jumping a little more and sat there a little puzzled when she went off to play with her kitchen. I just shrugged my shoulders and thought to myself, "OK, I guess she's done." Then I just had to giggle a little.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Another Potty Meltdown

The first meltdown occurred when we first bought the potty. See this post. The second one occurred today. Here are the details...

Two days ago Morgan pooped in her little potty for the first time. Yay! Grandma and Grandpa B were here. After lunch I changed Morgan's diaper for her nap. Right away she grabbed another diaper, said "poopy" and ran into the bathroom. I ran in there after her. Took off the diaper and sat her down. I read her a story and sure enough, she pooped! She stood up, looked in the potty and said "poopy"! We clapped and cheered for her. She was so proud of herself!

Today after lunch I suspected another poop was eminent...so I took her in the bathroom and sat her down. Again, we read a book and she pooped!! But...this time she peed a little and set of the sensor in the potty chair, so music started playing (remember how much she liked hearing the music?). No, this time she stood up and starting a combination of crying and screaming. She ran into the living room and I chased after her in fear of her sitting on the carpet since I had no time to wipe her. So I'm trying to wrestle this screaming child so I can wipe her butt while telling her she did a good job at the same time! I'm not sure she got it.

So, we'll see if she goes near that potty again. I think I'll be disabling the music feature. Too much trauma.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Quickie

No, not THAT kind of quickie (hee hee).

I can't believe I haven't blogged in a week. Oops! We've been busy moving furniture in our house, preparing for Grandma and Grandpa B to arrive and enjoying their company. They are here until Wednesday. I hope to have an update before they leave. Oh, and I also got myself an iPhone yesterday, so any free time I have is being used playing with my new toy!

More soon and pics of the cuties! They are awesome!