Monday, December 4, 2017

A Post for Adam

Parmesan Cheese with Spaghetti-- it's what's for lunch!
Hamburger Soup-- it's what's for dinner.
We have many puzzle fanatics in our family.  Even Natalie will hang out with us while we puzzle.
Like I've said before, Nolan and Oliver are best buddies.  They do everything together-- play darts, chase the cats, watch movies, take baths, draw on the walls...
Natalie is a sweetheart.  These past few months she has changed so much.  She seems so much more content.  She is more affectionate.  She understands our routine.  Though she is non-verbal, she is learning to communicate.  
She is able to let us know if she wants to eat, go outside, or just sit in our lap.
Though I have not figured out how to potty train her, she mostly goes in the toilet because we consistently take her to the bathroom throughout the day.  Trying to get her to associate using sign language when we take her to the potty has not clicked with her yet, but maybe in another year or so.
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We helped Julia and Thomas move into their new home a few weeks ago.
I think all three of them were texting each other. Too funny.
Thomas and John taking a break after moving the rest of the furniture.
Oliver says this is how we should wear flip flops.
A few of us girls went shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving.  We got a few things off the clearance racks at Kohls.
It's playtime outside.



When Annalyn and JJ (John) went out of town, they asked us to bunnysit.  Ha ha-- bunny-sit.
Natalie loves to be outside.
This picture is so sweet.  Love my boys!
It was time for Natalie's heart echocardiogram.  Back in California I could not get anyone to do a sedated echo on Natalie though she screamed, squirmed, arched her back, and pulled everything away that touched her.  Back in California we never did get a "good" echo of her heart and frankly, I was tired of putting her and me through the stress.  So, I decided to "push" for a sedated echo here- - and guess what?  It wasn't a problem.  The staff at ETMC in Tyler was amazing-- they treated Miss Nattles like a princess.  They listened to what I had to say as her Mom, and we agreed to try Versed and Ketamine which would avoid her needing to have an IV and intubation unless necessary.  The two meds worked perfectly, I was able to stay next to her holding her hand the whole time,  and the technician was able to get all the info he needed through the ultrasound.  
Now we just wait for the results.

We bought Lexi a new bed.  She still doesn't sleep on it, but she makes sure and chases the cats away when they try to lay on her bed.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, I got a good laugh about they way Oliver said we should wear flip flops! So cute! Sounds like something my Will would say.

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