Saturday, November 25, 2006

Payton's First Tooth

I noticed this morning that Payton has a tooth breaking through...finally! It only took us almost 11 months to get one! It is her front, lower left tooth...I'm so excited she will finally have something to chew with! :)

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Ear Tubes for Payton

Payton got ear tubes today. She did well and recovered faster than her brother did when he had his tubes. The doctor had to put micro tubes in since her ear canals are so tiny. He also said that all the "fluid" in her ears so thick that it was like molasses. So we are excited for her to be hearing and hoping this will help her speech take off!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Payton Update

Payton is really doing so well. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments. She is so funny...she has been putting her hands together for awhile now, but she has now started really clapping. She does it constantly...I think she enjoys the sound it makes. LOL

I also wanted to note that she has been using the pincer grasp for a couple months now. She really does great with it...she loves picking up her Gerber puffs and putting them into her mouth. We are really glad she has the pincer grasp down, as we didn't expect her to accomplish that until much later.


Monday, November 6, 2006

{Another} Payton Update

We had appointments with the GI and ENT today. She weighed 18 pounds 9 ounces, which was a little less than she has weighed in the past. I'm hoping it was just a difference in scales. Her length is 27 1/2 inches long.

The GI told us we could quit giving Payton the Zantac before bed as long as she continues to sleep soundly and does okay without it. So, we now will just give her Prevacid in the morning. We follow up with the GI after Payton's first birthday to see if we can try to ween her from the Prevacid. Reflux is such an ugly thing!

We went to the ENT as a followup to an ear infection. The infection is gone, but both ears still have fluid. Thursday Payton will be getting tubes in her ears to help drain the fluid out of her tiny ear canals. Hopefully that will lead to a healthy winter season. They also did a pre-op hearing test on her, which showed mild to moderate "hearing loss", which really just meant that there was fluid and she is basically hearing under water. So, we are hoping that her speech takes off after getting the tubes. She babbles all the sounds that she should be, but consistently she really only says dadadadadadadada. What about mama?!?! :)

We also had PT today and the therapist was blown away by Payton. It had been longer than normal since she had seen her due to scheduling conflicts and Payton has really blossomed since then. She is now getting up on hands and knees and crawling more than an army crawl. She basically gets up, leaps forward and then starts the process all over again. She also showed her PT that she can cruise furniture...her PT about fell over when she did that! She is doing excellent in the gross motor area...we are so proud of her!! As far as fine motor goes, she is doing good with that too. She has had the pincer grasp down for a couple months now and is self-feeding. She still gags a bit on table foods or lumpy consistency, but we are working on that.

Here is a video of her crawling...