Monthly Archives: January, 2009

Our Day

Good morning! Sledding with daddy… On our way to a sleigh ride (clearly Linlee was already in a horsey mood)! Checking out the horses and sleighs… Meeting the horses… (Linlee kept looking at them and saying, “SO BIG!”) Our crew; row 1: Jamie, Jake & Kris; row 2: Greg, Anne & Rachel; row 3: me, …

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Highs and Lows

Today was mostly an awesome day.  Linlee slept through the night and we all awoke rested and happy.  After a busy morning, which included a visit from a social worker to update our homestudy, we headed to the mountains for a weekend getaway.  The drive to the little Bavarian village called Leavenworth was gorgeous and …

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First Evaluation

Linlee had her first evaluation at the autism center today.  It did not go well.  She was overly tired because of not sleeping again last night (ugh).  She had refused to eat any lunch and the evaluation was during her nap time.  In addition to those factors, Linlee does not like to “perform.”  She gets …

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Thank you, everybody!

I have received an outpouring of emails, cards, phone calls, flowers and even a couple “pamper packages” in sympathy for the loss of my father.  It’s probably improper etiquette for me to thank everybody as a group here on my blog, but I’d like to anyway.  I am so touched and honestly overwhelmed at how …

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More on Sleep

The last two nights Linlee has slept soundly.  It got me to thinking about how she has slept the last month, or even the last six months to a year.  I never questioned the fact that I put my daughter to bed at eight and she played (often wildly) in her room until ten or …

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Sleep

Thanks for all the really supportive comments.  In all honesty, this has been a challenging (read horrible) month and I’m handling things as best I can, but I sure wish some happiness would come my way, rather than new struggles.  (Did I mention that my sweet dog, Bailey, spent the weekend in the animal hospital?)  …

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Oh. My. Word.

Something is really going on with my Linlee and I so hope we can get it figured out.  Last night we put her to bed at 8:30 (a little later than usual).  She played until 11:00.  Then she slept for one hour and woke up at midnight in full tantrum mode.  She was not going …

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It’s a conspiracy.

These two look innocent enough… But they’ve been stealing my sleep!  I have no idea why Linlee is being so inconsistent with her sleep.  Yesterday, she fussed from 4:30 AM on.  It was dreadful.  And Bailey has had an upset tummy (or something) the last two nights in a row and has kept us awake …

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My first “I love you.”

When putting Linlee down for a nap or bed time, I always kiss her forehead and say, “I love you.”  I feel Linlee deserves to hear these words every single day.  This afternoon, after I tucked my daughter into her cozy bed for a nap and was closing the bedroom door, Linlee looked up at …

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Things are looking up…

I thought yesterday might be a one day reprieve from Linlee in Monster Mode, but as it happens, today has been another wonderful day.  Linlee is happy and sweet and fun to be around.  And she is still eating!  I’m in heaven.  Although, now that I think about it, she had a good breakfast, but …

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