Thursday, January 01, 2009

Where have I been???

Tired. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Nauseous. PREGNANT!!! Yes. Pregnant!

I am 13 weeks pregnant and just starting to feel better.

I have so much to catch up on. Lots of pictures to download.

Sophie remains off all seizure medications. Her seizures remain relatively stable with one cluster in the middle of the night, a big cluster when she wakes up in the morning, a smaller cluster after her nap, and sporadic seizures throughout the day. She steadily continues to develop...picking up words here and there. She loves the word "doh" (door). She says it all day long. Mostly because she wants me to open the door to either play outside or downstairs.

Sophie turned 3 in October and started preschool at our local elementary school. She is in an integrated classroom where she receives all her therapy. She goes 3 hours every morning Monday through Thursday.

We had a nice long vacation (17 days) visiting my sister and her family in San Diego.

Elsa is doing absolutely incredible. She is signing, talking, walking (trying to run), and climbing. She amazes me at the speed she learns things. She loves to follow Sophie around everywhere and tries to imitate the things she does. The cutest thing is when Sophie grabs Elsa's hands and makes her do sign language (usually the sign for "more"). They are starting to play really well together.

Haley is doing very well in school with one semester of 6th grade over with. She keeps busy with her extra-curricular activities...competitive dance and honor choir. Two things I always wished I could do but never could. I have proved that time and time again in playing Dance Dance Revolution and American Idol on the Wii...it is quite embarrassing.

We had a wonderful holiday season and feel blessed with being able to spend it with all our family coming into town from all over the place. Happy belated holiday to all of you!!!

8 comments:

JSmith5780 said...

CONGRATS on the pregnancy! Hoping for a happy healthy New Year for your family!!

Reagan Leigh said...

Congratulations! I have been thinking of you and Sophie often. I'm glad to hear that everyone is doing well.

Heather said...

Wow ...I am so excited for you.What a blessing to look forward to in 2009.I have missed your posts and so appreciated your emails.Sorry we couldn't connect on your trip but ...next time.Thank you for the darling onesie and baby legs for Zoey.I cannot wait to post a picture of her in it all.Package arrived just before we were sprung.It was such a nice and welcomed highlight to the very monotonous days there.Thank you for your ever present love and support also ...it has meant the world to me.Talk to you soon.

labonte4 said...

Congrats Elaine! I've been a terrible blogger too. So much has happened with Ava these past 3 months..I'll have to try & update this week. How wonderful to have Sophie off all meds. Can't wait to see new pictures of your family!

Karen said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Hope you and your family have a happy and healthy year ;)

Chris and Julie said...

A huge CONGRATULATIONS from us!! We are so excited for your family and can't wait to hear more about the soon-to-be addition to the Coleman family. Glad to hear that things are going well with all of you!

Jennifer Mezines said...

Whoa! Congratulations.....how exciting. I have missed your post and wondered what was up...now it all makes sense. I am glad that you are feeling better.

baby trevor's mommy said...

((((((((((hugs)))))))))))

...danielle