Common Desk, the coworking company my brother has started up in Deep Ellum, is having their open house tomorrow! Nick has been busting his bottom all week- well really all year, but especially all week, and Clay has been pulling some late nighters helping him- which means me and the kids have been fending for ourselves... well, Clay has snuck home here and there to help put Lola down because I have been
So Oliver has seriously had more doctor appointments in his first 6 months than I have had in my whole life. We finally had our cranial-facial appointment, which I believe I have left y'all in the dark on this one. He was diagnosed with a sub mucous cleft palate by a pediatrician. Then our pediatrician checked and said he could not say he had one, but he has the split uvula which is a sign that he could have one and then an ENT said he did not have one. So- we were referred to the cranial facial team at Children's. In a way, I would have been relieved if he did have it, because it would answer why he has such a weak suck. Yet the doctor couldn't say if he did or didn't. At Oliver's age, if they don't fully corporate it can be hard to see it and harder to properly document it. He did say that if he does have one, he feels like it isn't a contributing factor to his sucking difficulties. So one more thing we can cross of the list. His feeding therapy has been going okay. Trying to be optimistic, yet not seeing the point I guess. They want to change his suck and bottle, but he finally adapted a way that works for him and he'll only be on a bottle for 6 more months tops hopefully so I say just let him suck his own way. He's gaining weight doing it his way. She is also wanting to just make sure it's a delay or weakness that isn't related to anything else. He gets a physical therapy evaluation to make sure there are no other weaknesses or delays present. Honestly- as much as my sweet boy has endured the first several months of life- I feel like he is just now really enjoying life. He seems to be progressing tremendously at this point. He is being a rock star. The only time things are pretty hard- is when the reflux isn't under control. Reflux is a real monster, it is. He haves hives daily and we think it's the reflux meds, but they are finally working and I don't want to change them- doctor seemed to leave it up to me. Back to sleeping- I can't believe he fell asleep tonight without one cry or any fighting. :)
Lola had school today and she cracks me up. This morning I heard Oliver just a little after 7 so got up. Clay made him a bottle and when he peaked in to check on Lola in bed, she was on the floor quietly playing barbies. Now how long had she been up? No telling. She seems to have it figured out when to come out of her room to say good morning and when not to. When we were getting ready for school, she put on her new skirt and asked me very seriously if I thought her friends would like her new skirt? I assured her they would. As soon I picked her up this afternoon, she couldn't wait to tell me how much her friends LOVED her new skirt. Hehehe- she loves compliments!
She has been pretend playing a whole lot and her imagination seems pretty wild. Sometimes I am just not in the mood to pretend play, but it really doesn't matter. She doesn't let you off the hook. Nope. No sir. She will get you to play along one way or another and before you know it, you are the queen disguised as an old woman giving
Okay- I could always go on and on about my babies- but I seriously need to go to bed while I can!!