Sorry I haven't written this week. I actually got a few e-mails asking me why I wasn't writing on the blog! This just thrilled me to pieces to know you guys might have missed me! I had planned on writing a well written, insightful post, but, given the circumstances, this will just have to do .
Victoria is having a very tough week. She is sick and tired of being in the casts. In the day, nothing will amuse her. She doesn't want to eat. She doesn't want to nap. She doesn't want to work on making sounds at all. I was hopeful that being in casts would make her a little more motivated to speak, but it's not happening. I try not to obsess about it, but you know me, I am a worrier.
I think her right hand is really hurting her because she still won't use it. She is not sleeping at all! Every night, I put her to bed and she cries, so I put her in my bed. She insists that I lay next to her and that my left hand must cradle her face. Then, she wraps both arms around my arm. I can not move from this position or she cries. Even if I don't move, she cries. I try flipping her on her tummy, but that makes her mad. I try to give her a bottle (yes, speech therapist, she still gets a bottle!), but she doesn't want it.
All night long this goes on. So I am falling asleep at the kitchen table most days. Only three more weeks to go! We will be getting the casts off on June 4th.
There is one thing that cheers her up. Her new love, Nutella.
My older kids seem to be going through a phase too. The making a big mess and don't clean it up, talking-back, and arguing with each other over really important things like who gets the favorite spoon stage. So, I am implementing the "three strikes and you are out!" phase. Don't mess with me when I am sleep and chocolate deprived.
Francesca, the little stinker, popped the knees out of her casts, even with the duct tape on it. She can stand up now, which she is very proud of. 10 more days until her casts come off. I would be excited, but the dressing changes are just so much fun!
Ok, enough whining! Sorry! There have been good things this week. Catherine has started reading!
Anastasia is her biggest supporter! Anything to postpone bedtime!
Since the summer is coming, we decided to give the dogs a little buzz-cut, so they can match Elliot's lack of hair! Carol brought her super-duper shaver.
He doesn't look embarrassed at all! Poor guy.
Alvin finds him quite amusing!
Happy Weekend everyone! Oh wait, drat, it's not even Friday yet.