In less than a week, Olivia's going to be a year old. Where did the time go? This weekend, there was a lot of running for party supplies and prep. I did some cooking with Nonno to get ready for next weekend. We also did lunch with Keaton and his parents to celebrate our babies. Like his mom said, "It's just great to get together and celebrate the fact that we're all still here one year later". That would have seemed like such an outrageous thing to me a few years ago, but now there are no truer words spoken. It is amazing that both babies are here and thriving. Unfortunately Mr. Keaton was not very happy to see his bully Olivia, I think he remembered their last playdate when Olivia was a little agressive about getting a smooch from her buddy. Either way, we got to hang out all together as our little heart family and talk our talk like a different language to everyone else.
Keaton - just so you know, yesterday was Olivia's turn to have a meltdown. Either she is cutting her top teeth or she's getting a cold. By the time I came home mid-PT session she was in hysterics and from what Nonna said, it had been that way all day. She was a bit feverish and a dose of tylenol followed with an unheard of third nap of the day seemed to help, but it was plainly obvious that she's not quite herself. The EI (Early Intervention) 6 month assessment was non eventful. They're thrilled with her progress and want to keep her in the program for another 6 months and see what sort of additional strides she will make in that time. One goal is to have her climbing up stairs - normally parents really try to avoid and discourage this whereas in our situation we need to encourage her to develop enough upper body strength to do this and meet milestones.
By far though, the largest milestone is that she's all but made it to her first birthday.