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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Whew....It's been awhile.

Wow! It has been awhile since I've been able to post on here! After Caelyn's surgery in March we went through quite a long set-back period. She wouldn't eat or drink anything....she wouldn't even swallow her own saliva! She was choking all the time, she wasn't able to sleep hardly at all. It was terrible! Boy,  am I glad that we stuck it out! It took about 3 long weeks for all the swelling to go down and once she was back to "normal" everything was SO much better for her!! She was eating a million times better (she still has an aversion to drinking that we are constantly working on), sleeping better and most importantly, she was breathing better.

We started to notice that she had more energy during the day because she wasn't working so hard to breathe. That's when the trouble started!! I think it would be safe to say that Caelyn has definitely reached her terrible twos. It is amazing to watch her grow and learn everyday and see that even though she doesn't have the skills of a "normal" two year she sure does act like one! She has a very spunky personality. She is growing more and more stubborn and obstinate every day, but she is so much fun I wouldn't trade it for the world!!

Her second birthday was so much fun! She was not interested in her presents at all. I had to open them all for her. When it came to birthday cake time, she also was not interested. I got her to eat a little bit of frosting, but she mostly squished it and rubbed it in her hair.

Caelyn's favorite thing to do now-a-days is go for a walk. She loves to go to the park and feed the ducks (mostly, I think because her nurses always stop and get her ice cream on the way home).

Sometimes she likes to go to the splash park and play in the water. However, as you can see in the picture, sometimes due to her sensory issues she hates it and screams bloody murder the entire time we're there!

And...since it's been awhile since you've seen any pictures of is one of her playing with the balls and toys with her OT at therapy

And here is one of Caelyn playing with the light box at therapy. It has a fish on it. The only two things that we have found so far that motivate Caelyn are fish and bubbles :)

And lastly, a fun little video of little miss punkin head. She was in her stander, laughing and playing her piano...until I got my phone out and tried to record her. Then her terrible twos came out and she mostly yelled at me, did some smirking, and at the end finally played a little bit of piano. Sorry its sideways. And yes, if you listen closely in the background you can hear Caelyn's baby sister born 4-27-12. But, thats a different post for a different time. Enjoy :)

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