Born May 25th, 2008
2:59 pm
6 pounds 13 ounces
Length 19 3/4 inches

Friday, August 14, 2009

Shawnee County Courthouse

We took Kinley to the Shawnee County Courthouse on Thursday since she was subpoenaed. Not really, but Grandma Seep works at the courthouse and she did ask us to come visit. It was really nice to bring Kinley to the courthouse (finally) because Grandma Seep and her co-workers have done so much for us and for CDH. Kinley did great at the courthouse meeting everyone and the trip to Topeka and back went pretty well also.

Here is Kinley with Grandma outside the courthouse.

Special Care Clinic...Again

I know I said last time that it would be our last visit to the Special Care Clinic, but we ended up going one more time. This time was a little better than the last time we went, but it still takes up most of the day and Kinley screamed the whole time we were there.

Basically we learned that Kinley now weighs 21 lbs (yay!), is still sating 100% (yay!), and we got the go ahead to stop Kinley's thickener (yay!). Before the appointment we had been giving Kinley unthickened whole milk in her sippy cups with meals, but she still got 1 bottle of Pediasure at bedtime that we thickened with half a packet of nectar thickener to 8 oz of the Pediasure, so she was not really on much thickener, but it will be nice to get her totally off thickener now. Other than that, it was a pretty uneventful appointment. I just felt bad that Kinley was so stressed out and screamed the whole time. Poor Kinley. She slept pretty well on the way home though.

I guess it is time to start thinking about a front facing car seat for Kinley. We still have her in her rear facing infant car seat because it goes up to 22 lbs., so there wasn't really a reason to switch to a front facing car seat before now. I am sure Kinley would like to finally be able to see where we are going rather than where we have been. She is growing up so fast.

A Big Switch

This past Monday was Kinley's last scheduled OT visit with Infants and Toddlers of Johnson County. Kinley has improved so much with her eating and motor skills that she does not qualify for their OT services anymore. While we are extremely happy with Kinley's progress we will definitely miss Jami. Thanks for all your help with Kinley and her eating!

Next Wednesday Kinley will start her visits with the Early Childhood Development/Speech Therapist from Infants and Toddlers. We will be focusing on Kinley's language skills since she is still not saying any words. We are hopeful that with a little focus and hard work Kinley will start to pick up her language skills just like she did with her eating and motor skills.

We are so thankful for the great staff at Infants and Toddlers of Johnson County. They have been great with Kinley!