Saturday, June 23, 2012


Ellie can swim! It's unreal! The lady she stays with has been teaching her and the younger boy how to swim. Ellie can swing her arms and kick her legs. She has all the mechanics down. A few people have said she will be in the Olympics in no time! So very, very proud of my special lil girl!

Friday, June 15, 2012

GI appmnt

Well, we didn't get "cut" from seeing the GI but that's not to say it was a bad appointment. Ellie weighed in at about 20 lbs and 8 ozs, 32 inches tall. This put her right up against the growth curve, but not on it. Her height was perfect and he noticed she was getting a belly, which he loved to see on her. Still, he asked us to stay on the Periactin 3xs a day, and still push all the pediasure and food we could get into her. That said, he was confident in 3 months she would be on the growth curve. At that point he would step back and have a follow up to make sure that if/when he did cut her loose, the pediatrician wouldn't freak about not having GI support and we could show that Ellie can grow w/o his support. He said he couldn't have asked for more from her and was very, very happy with her.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I took Ellie to the pedi yesterday after she got suntan lotion in her eye, and had what looked like an allergic reaction. While we were there she cried out most of it so no biggie. However, the pedi on duty (not our usual pedi) mentioned that if she's not speaking by next month she will be referred to speech therapy. I said not to worry because we already know she needs ST and her next eval will be right after she turns two. Regardless, this led my husband to ask if she's mentally impaired, or has other problems (a/k/a is she dumb). She's not, she just doesn't want to talk. However, I looked up ways to help speech progress and one way is to get a dog. My husband is adamantly against this. I looked at the sheet the original ST gave us, which wasn't helpful. But of course, now I'm worried.