Wow! I can't believe its been so long since we posted an update. I even missed Julianne's 14 month update! What a slacker mom. The truth is, I've been working on several sewing projects and the time I would normally use to update the blog (i.e. when Julianne is sleeping), I've been sewing.
We celebrated our 2nd Thanksgiving with Julianne in Zachary and had a great time. She even tasted a tiny, 1/2 pea-sized bite of sweet potatoes, which she didn't like, of course. That's ok though. It was a great day...we ate great food, we scoured sales papers and we remembered all of the things for which we are thankful...and that is a lot!
We started Julianne on her new medication, Periactin, last week. It really seems to be helping. The gagging and retching has decreased and she seems a lot more comfortable during the feedings. While it hasn't eliminated the gagging/retching, we're thankful that its at least decreased and made her more comfortable.
Julianne has started taking very small sips of water from a sippy cup and an open cup. By small, I mean VERY SMALL. That is still an accomplishment for her!
She is also talking more than ever! We can't believe all the things this girl can say! Every morning when she wakes up she says "Mornin'!". She'll peep through her crib slats and say, "I see you" and she can identify lots of animals and animal sounds now. I have some of the talking on video now. I will post it...eventually...it takes a while for videos to upload.
We can't believe Christmas is almost here. Julianne's second Christmas...sigh...she's growing up so fast. We'll be in Lafayette for Christmas this year and in Zachary for New Years. We're so excited to see how Julianne will enjoy the celebration this year as compared to last year!
Finally, here are some pictures we wanted to share and a brief Christmas video from Julianne:
We know she doesn't know what those words mean yet, but one day she will! We hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and aren't getting stressed about shopping, baking, crafting, traveling, etc. Enjoy the Christmas season. It's always gone so quickly! Thank you, as always, for all of the prayers and for checking in on our little miracle. :)