Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Visit from Uncle John

Last weekend was one we had been looking forward to for quite some time because Uncle John was in town from San Francisco! It was so nice to have him home. We had lots of fun hanging out and we got to meet John's girlfriend Jackie and her son Graham. We quickly fell in love with them both and made sure the kids got in lots of quality time. Graham is absolutely adorable and I can't wait to see him again. His interest in feet and Meredith's interest in hands helped them hit it off right away : ) There was beautiful weather all weekend and after a brunch at our place on Easter Sunday, we went to the park and played with the kids for a while until it was time to send John, Jackie and Graham off... A great weekend.

This week we also made progress on the stander front. We were able to get our hands on a loaner stander which we will leave at daycare and we will still move forward with purchasing one that we can use at home. This way we won't need to transport it back and forth. Grandpa was nice enough to swing by the Early Intervention office on Monday and pick up the loaner and deliver it to our house. We learned today while trying to position her in it, that it's a tiny bit big for her. But in a couple months and another inch or so, she should be fine - so we'll definitely be hanging onto the loaner anyways! We had an appointment this morning with a guy from a medical supply company who showed us several great options for supine standers. Next step is an appointment with someone who can actually show us one of these specific models and make sure it would work for Meredith. Our PT is so optimistic about getting Meredith in the standing position saying it is beneficial for a variety of developmental reasons: improved sociability, muscle tone, bone density, joint developments, deepening hip sockets, and even helping with digestion. All good stuff! Meredith had a really sleepy day today, which was fine since she had a couple MAJORLY choppy sleeps the last 2 nights. Little munchkin took a short snooze from 9am-4pm. What?! When I picked her up from daycare tonight, they said she just woke up. Little Rip Van Winkle slept right through the nicest day of the year - it was 86° today!

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