Monthly Archives: January, 2011

We had pancakes.

I stole this picture from online.  However, my family did have pancakes together this morning.  Even baby Holly.  She held a pancake in her hand and nibbled it to mush and seemed to enjoy the experience very much.  It was just a really sweet moment with all four of us together eating pancakes.  I wanted …

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TGIF

It’s been a week since I let Linlee off the GFCF diet.  So far, so good.  I haven’t noticed much of a difference in her behavior (knock on wood).  In fact, she had three really good days in a row, which was nice.  I’ve been able to offer her whole milk (instead of water, which …

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Flu Vaccine and Seizures

Here is an article about the recent spike in seizures after children (mostly under age two) have received their flu vaccination.  The part I find insulting is the old, “it’s a coincidence” defense by the vaccine makers.  Seriously?  A child is vaccinated, spikes a fever as a common side effect, as a result of the …

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Holly Goes to Kindermusik

Today I took Holly to her first baby music class.  What a hoot!  (Anne and I used to take Rachel and Linlee to Kindermusik as well.  Both girls enjoyed it.)  I was curious to see how Holly would do because she is rather shy in unfamiliar environments.  She was pretty quiet at first and stared …

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Mother Warrior Hits the Wall

That is essentially how Linlee’s DAN (Defeat Autism Now) doctor described me this afternoon.  He is correct.  When Linlee was diagnosed with ASD two years ago, I did go into Mother Warrior mode and that was before I knew anything about Jenny McCarthy’s book (Mother Warriors).  My little girl had a problem and I was …

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Watch Me Grow

Holly in October: Holly today: Well, I guess that sweet outfit (inherited from Linlee) lasted almost four months.  I was a little shocked when I put it on her today.  Linlee would wear an outfit for an entire year before she needed to go up a size.  It’s a good thing I’ve kept most of …

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Not Worried

So, the consensus is not to worry if Linlee is super skinny.  Truly, I’m not that worried.  Linlee has always fallen between the 2nd and 5th percentile for weight (I think).  I just wasn’t pleased to see her drop off the chart altogether this year.  She feels rather twig-like these days and that is not …

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Our Peanut

Clearly I was not talking about Holly.  (Rob and I joke that she is our coconut.)  Linlee had her six year, well checkup today.  She’s healthy, just skinny.  A little too skinny.  She is 33 pounds and 43 inches.  The growth chart won’t go lower than “less than 3%” so I don’t even know if …

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We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog…

To recover from a stomach bug, or food poisoning, or some such miserable thing.  Be back soon.

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Holly

Holly will be seven months tomorrow.  Isn’t she beautiful?  She is constant movement these days.  She’s always bouncing her legs, twisting here and there, and reaching for anything within her grasp.  Holding her is a workout because she is so wiggly.  She’s not scooting or crawling yet, though.  Whenever I put her on the floor …

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