Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Sonia had her EEG done today by the neurologist... Let me tell you, it was brutal. Sonia is not much of a crier, but was wailing today. They stuck so many electrodes on her head that she looked like she was an extra in The Matrix. Thank goodness, everything turned out ok. She hasn't had a tremor in about 2 months now so we hope that the worst is behind us. Thanks to everybody who had her in their thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Apple Picking

It was gorgeous today...a wonderful day for picking apples. The girls and I visited Stuckey Farm where we took a tractor ride around the orchard and picked apples such as Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Jonathan, and McIntosh. Afterwards, we browsed the market for other produce and goodies. This trip got me so very excited for the October pumpkin patch at Stoney Creek Farm. I just love Fall!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

All Aboard! & First Tooth

All Aboard!

Over the weekend we took the "Pizza Train" to Tipton. The 45 minute ride drops you off either at Pizza Shack or Pizza King. We chose Pizza Shack...bad choice for a number of reasons, that's all I'm saying. Anyway, the girls were great and Nadia loved the choo choo train! The rocking motion of the train simply put Sonia to sleep.

First Tooth

I believe it was Wednesday night when Sonia cried from 6 p.m. until midnight. It seemed that we could do nothing for her and that every time she swallowed she cried. Our first thought was a sore throat or possibly acid reflux. The following morning she woke up as happy as can be and with no cold, so we were truly stumped. However, later that day we got our answer...a tooth! The right, middle incisor poked through first and the left one has broken through today.

Friday, September 12, 2008

6 Month Well Visit

Sonia had her 6 month well visit last Tuesday. She weighed in at 15 pounds and 9 ounces with a length of 26 1/2 inches. (This is a whole 2 pounds more than Nadia at 6 months and she's just a half of inch longer.) Anyway, the doctor says she's average on weight and just above average in height. Sonia has also been prepping for crawling by rocking on all fours and has learned to get around, slowly, by crawling her legs up under her and then flopping down on her belly. Today, we took Sonia to the neurologist and she will be having an EEG on September 30 to further research her upper body tremors. The doctor doesn't believe that it's epilepsy, rather an infant "shudder" that looks like a seizure and that is outgrown but there will be an EEG to be certain. In the photo above, Nadia decided that Sonia couldn't have enough toys and just kept piling them up.

I had to post this pic! What silly kids...they truly look crazy in this particular photo. Okay, so let's not forget to update you on Miss Nadia as well. I have decided to pull her from Mom's Day Out. Last Wednesday I didn't even take her. We were on our way when Nadia began asking about her playgroup buddies...I then explained that she would be playing with her friends Pete and Maya at class and she just began sobbing and saying, "home, doctor, Amy's, Nana and Papaw's, shopping..." She clearly wanted to be anywhere but at Mom's Day Out. In addition to this, Nadia has shown some regression in leaving her in the daycare while I attend my Moms Club meetings when we were finally doing so well and she even cried a little when I left her with Amy a few days ago. Whenever we're out now she seems to have this fear that I'm leaving and clings to me. I'll never know if this is just a phase or something I created my pushing too hard but either way, she's clearly too young for Mom's Day Out. Jose and I figure it's a lot of money to spend when she doesn't even look forward to it. Also, I don't see a point in pushing something on her so young when it's not required. In a couple of years she'll have to go to preschool and she may cry then too but at least she'll be old enough to understand that Mami is coming back.

Monday, September 8, 2008

St. Louis Trip

The Gateway Arch, the Cardinals, good friends, and no children...what a weekend! Jose and I enjoyed a relaxing weekend with Amy and Chris. In the 30 odd hours that we were gone we managed to catch two baseball games, went to the top of the Arch, chilled out, had some drinks, and drove about 600 miles. It was quick but definitely worth it. The girls also enjoyed their weekend with Nana and Papaw and their visit to the zoo. There are more pictures in the web albums if you're interested.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mom's Day Out-Week 2

Today was a good day...other than the initial drop off, there was no crying. Jose and I hung around while the assistants gave us a couple of 10 minute updates. Anyway, when I got home there was a message from the Coordinator, Patty, saying that Nadia was doing awesome and that she didn't even need her blanky. When I arrived to pick Nadia up, she was sitting at the table with all the other kids enjoying her snack. There were a couple of other children crying at the time but it didn't seem to bother Nadia at all, she just sat there and waved to me. So staying awake until midnight worrying about her wasn't worth it this time. Hopefully Nadia will do as well next week and I can finally get some sleep the night before and relax while she's away.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty

Nadia recently rediscovered her adorable tutu given to her by Aunt Liz and Uncle Simon. She loves to play dress up in it and little does she know but for Halloween she will be a pretty little ballerina. As for the Sonia...well, she and I decided to go for a little run with the jogging stroller while Jose was home for the holiday and Nadia was sleeping. She was as excited as I was to get outside but in the end, sleep again got the best of her. I love the last photo of her sleeping in her high chair with her arms up.