3 months old!

January 24th, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2013 Posted in Photos | No Comments »

Some Pictures!

December 5th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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Introducing Julian Alphonse Michael!

December 5th, 2012 Posted in Photos | No Comments »

Julian was born on Oct 21, 2012 at 4:27am. He was 9lbs 14oz and 23in. Yes, you read that right. Almost 10 pounds! He is a great baby and Rowan loves being a big sister.

Rowan is 4!

September 19th, 2012 Posted in Medical Updates, Photos | 2 Comments »

It’s crazy, isn’t it? I can’t believe how grown up she is getting! Rowan is a girly girl through and through. She has strong opinions about what she wears (lots of pink or purple nowadays) and how she has her hair. I think she has about 4 purses. She actually said to me , “these shoes match my outfit”. I have no idea where she got that!

Rowan is doing great. Talking constantly. Constantly. She has an incredible memory and will talk about things that happened over a year ago. Her language is just exploding! It’s both awesome and crazy-making all at the same time!

I should also mention that healthwise, Rowan is still surprising her doctors. In May, she was taken off her last medication! So she is officially med free!

Prettiest Flower Girl Ever!

April 16th, 2012 Posted in Photos | 1 Comment »

Prettiest Ever

Rowan was a flower girl in Ryan’s cousin Mallory’s wedding a few weeks ago in New Orleans. She did a GREAT job! Personally I think she stole the show (although Mallory did look amazing!).

As for other Rowan news, she’s doing so well. It’s always a good day when the therapists come out glowing about how well Rowan’s doing. We’ve had A LOT of good days lately. She’s talking more and more (and singing!), and using complete sentences. After a year of work, she’s finally mastered the “kkk”sound. That’s huge because her speech therapist has had to manipulate her soft palate to get her to make that sound. Which is as pleasant as it sounds. No more, though! She’s making k sounds all over the place.

Rowan is becoming more and more physically active. Running around, hopping and recently taught herself how to┬ásomersault! She’s gotten pretty crazy and a bit defiant, which is a lot of fun. She’s been healthy and just a typical 3 year old. I’ll take it!

Twinkle Twinkle

April 16th, 2012 Posted in Videos | 1 Comment »

This video is a couple months old now. Rowan has been busy perfecting this and the ABC song!

We’re Still Alive!

February 19th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Sorry for the lack of updates! We’ve been busy here with lots and lots going on. Rowan is doing GREAT! Talking more and more. She’s gotten a lot more physically active so we do a lot of running around trying to keep up with her. Some pics from the last few months.

 

Rowan chatting about food

November 26th, 2011 Posted in Videos | 2 Comments »

A bit of this and a bit of that…

July 10th, 2011 Posted in Medical Updates | 3 Comments »

A lot has been going on in Rowan-land lately. Rowan continues to progress and do more and more every day. A summary…

1)Potty training. She’s 95% potty trained! I can’t explain it, but she is reliably staying dry and letting me know when she has to go. She isn’t perfect but is pretty close. We’re working on the independence part, pulling her clothes up and down, etc, BECAUSE..

2)She’s going to school! A real school, not a daycare type. Crazy, huh? This has been my obsession for a few months. It’s ridiculous how difficult finding a preschool has been.┬áBlech. Rowan qualified for HISD’s preschool for children with disabilities but for various reasons we decided that was not the right place for her. So she will be going to a Montessori preschool or primary program. The school is well respected in Houston and is one of the few that goes through high school. They know she has some special needs but don’t seem concerned about it at all.

3)Everything else. Rowan is talking and learning like crazy. She still has a lot of difficulty saying some sounds but she definitely tries. She has a few multi purpose sounds she makes when she doesn’t want to or can’t use her words but she’s trying more and more. I recently sat in on her speech therapy session and learned she’s been holding out on us. Rowan has WAY more words than she normally uses. And apparently she loves flashcards. Weird.

Her current obsession is learning her letters. She’ll point to letters anywhere (like on my t-shirt) and try to name them. I would say she recognizes at least half of the uppercase letters. Rowan knows her basic colors, body parts and is really proud of herself that she can say “elbow” while pointing to her elbow.

So, that’s a little about what’s been going on around here. I thought I’d end the update with a picture of our recent shopping trip…

Getting ready for school!