She is saying her version of "thank you" much more consistently at meal times. Sunday, we had not one, but TWO new words from her: "sock," while getting ready for church, and she spontaneously told Brianna "bye bye" when Bri went out my bedroom door at bedtime. So exciting. And today, she said, "ALL DONE!" I feel like they're finally settling in and starting to thrive.
Gogo scrounges floor food every chance he gets. He inspires us to sweep very regularly. He likes cat food.
I shared some of these pictures on Facebook, but for those who haven't seen them yet:
Aren't they precious at nap time?
Yes, that's a cloth diaper on Gogo. I was running out of disposables and decided to make the switch. Problem is, these guys are BIG. Most of my diapers and covers from Jack and Hannah don't fit them. So there's some trial and error going on, but at least with 3 in dipes, I have enough dirties to wash often, right? I was looking at toddler prefolds on Amazon, but was taken aback at the cost, so I went into the sewing room after the babies were in bed and made a couple "prefolds" out of knit terrycloth. Perfect texture for using a Snappi.
before (I took this the first week they were here)
imagine angry wailing and drool dripping on the floor
after (taken just a few days ago)
One of our Safe Families respite caregivers offered to work one on one with Big Sis, to try and help her past some of her delays. I jumped at the chance. She really needs someone pouring into her and as much therapeutic play as possible. So Big Sis went off to Miss S's house today, and came home having played and gardened and GONE POTTY IN THE TOILET TWICE and having had a wonderful time. Folks, this is huge. Miss S and I are trying to mesh schedules to make this happen regularly. Big Sis NEEDS this. I'm so thrilled for her to be given this chance to bloom.
We're being told we'll only have them another week, but we'll see what happens. Again, open hands. If this is the last week, at least we're doing everything we can to help them while they're here. Please pray that God's will would come about in their lives. Obviously, I can't get into specifics here, but God knows, and I would so appreciate your prayers for their situation.
Thank you for taking just a second to click for us!