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October 24, 2006

An Update?

Four months without a singe update... What was I thinking? You would never imagine the amount of hate mail that you can get when you do that... And that is just from the grandparents.

A lot of things have happened since I last updated. Isabella has another surgery to resolve the secondary cataract that developed after the transplant. That surgery went without issues and all of her follow up appointments have been pretty painless. Her ocular pressure has creeped up a little bit, but it is still below the glaucoma threshold, so we are very lucky there. She has been in glasses for about 2 months now and she is doing pretty well with them. You can tell a definite difference in how she reacts to things when she is wearing them and, for the most part, she does pretty well with keeping them on. The biggest problem to keeping them on is when she is bored. Off the glasses come and into her mouth they go. She only has two teeth, but she can really tear up a pair of glasses pretty quick. We were warned about this, but I wasn't thinking it was going to be this bad. We will be replacing her glasses at the end of this month.

Aside from her eyes, Isabella has started doing all kinds of new things. She is rolling over a lot and starting to use rolling as a way to move around. She doesn't sit up all that well yet, but I think that is getting close. And as for food... this girl can eat. No question about it. She hasn't met a food that she doesn't like yet and I'm not forseeing that happening. At her 6-month appointment, she was 19lbs 11oz and 27.5 inches long. That puts her in the 97% percentile for both height and weight. She is also cooing up a storm and loves to sing and play. It won't be too much longer before she is crawling and talking.

Noah started kindergarten back in August. He is doing really well. Aside from a few trips to the office to talk with the principle, that is. He is already reading some common words and trying to sounds things out that he can't figure out. He gets frustrated when he can't figure it out quickly, but he is trying. His birthday is coming up and he has decided he wants to have a party this year. I think he invited the entire kindergarten class at his school. I'm OK with that because this is the first year that he has actually wanted to have a party.

Aside from that, there hasn't been a ton going on. We stay busy just keeping on top of things. Since I know that people are reading, I'll get back to posting. And, I will get photos up here as soon as I can get them off the camera.