Friday, October 21, 2011

No more doctors...

I inadvertently scheduled 3 days worth of doctor's appointments this week for the kids without realizing it.   While it is true that some people with down syndrome have more health issues we have been blessed that our two little cherubs are both healthy.

Tuesday was Dariya's follow up opthamalogy appointment to check her eyes with her glasses.  All looks great.  She is seeing across the room very well, which she couldn't do at all before glasses.  Her one eye that was wandering a bit before glasses has lined up nicely.  No patching needed.  She will go back in the spring for a follow up and to check her prescription then just yearly visits will be necessary. 
Wednesday Alayna had her 3 year check up and her flu mist.   Dariya received the flu shot (we were told she has an egg allergy so we avoided the "live" version).  She wasn't thrilled with the shot but only cried for about 3 seconds and when the nurse said, "all done" Dariya popped up and signed all done and said done and was happily heading for the door.  

In the past year Alayna has gained 6 pounds (28# total) and 3½ inches (34 inches)!  Yahoo for Alayna~  Please don't burst her big girl bubble by telling her that her sister has gained 2 pounds since being home (32# total).

This one is for you Stephanie & Emmie!
 I ate my first WHOLE apple this week...
Thursday was Aidan's final fitting for his palate expander.  On November 7th he will have his palate expander and top braces placed for the next year.  After all the sizing they did in his mouth at the appointment he isn't too thrilled to go back.

On a more fun note, the girls are loving playing make believe together.  My mom caught them under the kitchen table playing school.  They were taking turns being the teacher and singing all their songs from school.  When school first started Dariya did not like a backpack at all.  Now she LOVES to wear her backpack around and help Alayna put hers on then they pretend they are heading off to school.  Always a good time when these two are around.

6 comments:

rjenks said...

Love the pictures :)Thank you for sharing! Too cute about them playing school :)

Emily said...

Sounds like they handled those doctors like pros! Dariya and Alayna are growing fast - even in the short time I've been reading your blog. Eating apples, playing school - slow down, girls! ;)

My name is Sarah said...

Olena and I are reading your blog. This is Joyce.

Mud pies and Moonlight said...

Just love hearing about your precious family. And the make believe story just blessed my heart, what sweet little girls, just beautiful.

Jenn said...

Love the pictures! I wanted to say thank you for all the prayers! You and Steph amaze me!!` it won't let me comment under my account :(

Jenn
www.savingourstarfish.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Haha, and then it did.... oh blogger.