The Weekly Peanut, Issue 11
Daphne's 10th month on this earth will definitely be marked as one of the more challenging. I can see so much intelligence in her eyes and actions, but the excitement and joy we should all be feeling with each new development is stifled by the UNENDING WHINING that goes hand and hand with cutting seemingly every tooth in her head all at once. Ah well, If we can survive the first 6 weeks, we can survive anything!
Daphne had her pre-op appointment with the eye doctor this week and "surgery" is scheduled for the end of next week. Doc warned us that if she was ill in any way that the surgery should be postponed. That was yesterday. Today she woke up snotty and a little cough-y. Of course. I'm not postponing until we get closer, since she can usually shake off these things within a few days. Her eyes were almost glued shut with goo this morning. Soooo ready to put this behind us.
Grandma Kadi came to visit this weekend. Daphne seems to be really good at breaking open a new bag of tricks whenever she comes to visit. She was walking all over (with her walker). She waved. She did "sooooo big!" She read books (or at least, eagerly helped turn pages). We worked on language with her. One time, as Ian was going out the front door I said, "Look, Daphne! Daddy's leaving! Bye bye, Daddy!" She raised both hands to wave and said, I swear, "Bye bye Dah-dee!" We've yet to get her to repeat that but it was pretty awesome.
That's about it for this week. We've laid reasonably low for a couple weeks now, so maybe we'll roll out some more excitement soon. I did purchase a new umbrella stroller (the Joovy Groove!) that I'm pretty excited to take for a test drive!