Dancing in the Rain
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A Trisomy 18 Journey

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Calm

After last week's sleepless nights, this week is much better. It turns out that Julia was very uncomfortable and not sleeping because she was very constipated. She was still eating okay, which is why we were not certain this was the cause all week. On Saturday while I was at dance rehearsals with Sydney, Julia's little body finally decided to get through this constipation. Marc had lots to clean up after the "explosion" and Julia felt MUCH better and slept. She has been feeling much better and sleeping much better!
Julia impressed her OT yesterday with her interactions, smiles, and responsiveness. She was extra cooperative but she let the OT know when she needed a break. As soon as the OT sat her in her lounger pillow she looked up at the therapist and smiled. It was great timing!
Julia has also been imitating us with hand motions and mouth motions this week. It is so encouraging to see her accomplish these little things! She surprises us constantly.
Today begins an 11 day stretch of house guests. The Illinois grandparents arrive today for the weekend and to attend the Nutcracker. Then the cousins and Alabama grandparents arrive for Thanksgiving week! The house may not be calm for the next week and a half but I hope Julia can remain her calm, sweet, pleasant self!


BR said...

little girl! i'm glad she was able to get her system cleared out. I am sure that there are so many things her little body is still learning to do! Sounds like you do have a fun-filled 11 days coming up! Thanks for writing.

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