well....that changes from minute to minute.....
With all the chaos, Zoya has had a little bit of a tough time. She is having some anxiety again, which always seems to peek when her routine is drastically changed, as it was with this last hospital stay. She is over her carseat aversion, for the most pat....but now is terrified if we leave the room without her. It's been fun....and almost impossible to get Mila down for a nap with Chatty Cathy following my every move and screaming hysterically if I even step foot out of the living room. She's got her eye on us like a hawk, making sure to keep us in sight at ALL TIMES. She has been especially clingy to her Daddy...maybe because she's stuck home all day with me :) She's doing best when kept very busy! She's doing fabulous with Mila and Mila just loves looking at and smiling at her big sister! Zoya has been talking a lot more lately but gets her words all mixed up with that darn apraxia. She'll say "I want please swing" or "please I want play"...but at least she's saying please and we get her point and that's all that matters! She tries SOOOOO hard to communicate with us and almost always gets her point across one way or another! We're so proud of her! She even ate lunch with her class in the big scary cafeteria for the first time and had no problems! She NEVER could have done that at the beginning of the school year, so accomplishments like that help keep her progress in perspective and it's a little easier not to get frustrated with minor setbacks like she's going through now. Her sleep has been a little off, but nothing terrible. She has been visiting with Grandma Liz next door and has asked me about 400 times since yesterday if she can visit "Lee" as she calls her. She even put her coat and boots on and said "Mama LEE house!"
See why she had so much fun...
And today Zoya got to spend some time playing in the snow with Daddy and Mya...I think Mya had more fun than anyone else (she's an Australian labradoodle for those of you who asked!)
|Mya can jump!|
|Such a Daddy's girl lately!|
|Zoya seeking Daddy's comfort after she face-planted in the snow for the second time!|
We'll just keep on pushing through for Zoya...life is settling down again and she is happier :)