Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We've just been trying to squeeze the last few drops out of summer before I head back to work next week. All in all, it's been a great summer. We've been healthy and have had a lot of fun swimming, playing with water, riding ponies, going to the zoo, the beach, and the splash park. The girls have made great strides in their physical skills, and their ability to communicate, and have even been eating a little bit better.
Holland saw the eye doctor this week, and it looks like she is using her right, stronger eye, more than her left, so we are going to be patching again for two hours a day. We've got two days under our belts without a problem, so hopefully it won't be an issue. She seems satisfied with the explanation that Dr. Tisch wants her to wear a patch every day to help make her eye stronger. She has asked a couple of times to take it off, but I just tell her that she is almost done, and I will take it off in a few minutes.
Eden saw the eye doctor this summer too. She is nearsighted, and is going to need glasses, but we are going to wait until next year as her vision isn't bad enough to need them just yet. I have yet to figure out how we will keep her cochlear implant processor and magnet, and glasses on her, when she still can't sit up or hold her head up very well, but I guess we will cross that bridge when we come to it.
In other news, my sweet adorable twin girls have really been into screaming, screeching, hitting, pulling hair, pinching, and grabbing each others' toys lately. I haven't seen evidence of this "twin bond" that so many of you speak of. I mean, I guess they like each other as well as the next kid, but they ALWAYS want what the other has, and will throw massive fits when they can't have it. They also feed off of each other, so if one is doing something bad, the other will start copying it to get attention. Also, if one is crying the other will start. They really hate for their sister to be getting more attention than them.
It's an ongoing battle. As I am typing this, for example... Eden is playing bedtime with a pillow and blanket on the floor. Holland wants it and starts whining, so I get up and get her Potty Time Elmo on the other side of the room. Eden sees her, so rolls over and grabs it. Both start screeching because they want it. I ask Eden if she wants blocks instead. They both decide they want blocks. I set them up playing with blocks. Holland finds an Elmo book on the shelf and starts playing with that. Eden wants it and starts pulling Holland's shirt trying to get to it. Both start screeching and whining again. And again. And again. Why is it that they BOTH have to play with the same toy. And why can't they SHARE? Oh wait. They are THREE. That explains it.
Posted by Billie at 1:01 PM