Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Gratuitous Lexie Photos

If Lexie had been born on her due date, today would have been her first birthday. This makes her one year old, adjusted, and her progress is measured against that of a true one-year-old child. She's on target in most areas, but eating is still a big problem. She is stuck on purees and oatmeal. She won't put food in her mouth and throws up or cries like crazy every time we try to put something solid like a in her mouth. She also won't use a sippy cup. We had her evaluated last week, and she has been approved for early intervention services from the state. I'm relieved that we'll be getting her the help she needs, but I do wish she didn't need it.

In the meantime, she has learned to root for the New Orleans Saints.

And she has learned to root for the Syracuse Orange.

She's also been playing her great grandma's piano.

I think she's doing pretty well, all things considered.


Saffy said...

What a sweetheart! :) Happy corrected birthday.

Hilary said...

Love the new pictures!! are getting so big and cute as ever :)

dcpeg said...

What a doll! I can understand your disappointment that she needs some occupational therapy (sounds weird when applied to a little kid!) but it will make all the difference.

My nephew Alex had some of the same issues with eating and it was amazing how the therapist was able to train him even though he was too young to even walk.

Just looking at Lexie, I can tell she'll give her therapist a run for her money!

areyoukiddingme said...

Maybe she wants a steak? I hope that the therapist has some good solutions for you (and her).

She is adorable!

MzMannerz said...

She is just gorgeous!