You're a serious walker! You have gotten so much better at walking with your shoes on. When you first started wearing shoes you walked like you were wearing moon boots. I hate to admit this, but it was really funny! Sometimes you try to run, sometimes you walk in circles, sometimes you walk like a cowboy and sometimes you walk with one finger pointed in the air yelling "a deet, deet, deet, deet, deet!" I'm not sure what it means, but you seem ever so happy when you're doing this.
You showed what may have been empathy for the first time lat week. A younger baby in your Gymboree class was crying and you patted her on the back. It was a heart melting moment for me. Then I was quickly brought back to reality when you stole another kids ball and left him alone and crying.
You love Snugly Jeff. He is by your side at all times. I'm gonna drop a HUGE bomb on you right now.... There are two Snugly Jeffs. GASP! One is Snugly Jeff and the other is Snugly Geoff. They are both equally loved and chewed on. You see, when I originally got Snugly Jeff at the store, a nice woman came up to me and told me I needed to get two . Her advice has come in handy numerous times. i.e. When one is in the wash I have the other, when I accidentally left Jeff in the car I had the other Jeff my bag. Recently we had a huge Snugly Jeff/ Snugly Geoff crisis. On our daily walk you dropped Snugly Jeff/Snugly Geoff in the street. I back tracked to where I thought it had happened but couldn't find him. Tear. The next day on our same walk I found him. Dirty, flattened like a pancake and very sad looking. I took him home and washed him a few times and he's as good as ever. Phew!
Your last visit with the neurologist went really well. You're meeting all of your developmental milestones and she's very happy with how everything is progressing. Currently, you are only on one very low dosage medication without any seizure activity. If things keep going this well, in March of next year we will have repeat EEG to see if there is anymore seizure activity still going on. If that comes back "clean" we will start to wean you off of your medication! YAY!
Thank you Lila for bringing so much joy and humor to our lives!
xo, Mommy and Daddy