Sometimes, I do not know where the time goes. I often look at the date of my last post and am amazed it has been that long since I posted! The last couple of weeks we have experienced some rocky waters, but things are calming down now. phew! Ella came down with the dreaded swine flu and it was horrible. I have never seen any of my kids as sick as she was. We had to take her to the hospital at one point and it was just down right scary! We are thankful that she is back to herself now and that no one else came down with it! Sophie has a very strong immune system and Ella gets hit hard with any little thing she comes in contact with!
In my last post, I was rejoicing about getting my stent out, as to me it was a symbol of the whole operation coming to an end. But, the removal of the stent created some more problems and I am now trying to fight off a kidney infection. I was supposed to return to work this week, but am not going back now for another 2 weeks. As much as I do not want to go back, going back will be gaining back some normalcy for me!
I have been meaning to update you about school for the girls. Sophie goes to school 4 days a week. The bus picks her up at 8 and she gets home close to 4. Now, for the most part, that would be too long of a day for a 4 year old. But, I was very hopeful about this whole school thing with Sophie and my hope was assured..... she is making some big strides in her school and with that, some improvement at home!!
She loves her school and is doing quite well while she is there! This program will help her be ready for K in the fall. Without it, I think we would have been in big trouble. The heavy routine that is now part of her every day is very helpful to her. She is in school for a full day and is using up a lot of that anxious energy that gets her into trouble.
It has also helped her separate herself from Ella. Those of you who followed us to China to bring Sophie home, know that Sophie clung to Ella from the very first minute and has never let go. There was many times, up until recently, that Dave and I were convinced that she thought she WAS Ella! It is hard to explain, but we knew it was not normal or healthy. Now Sophie has her own thing. School.
Sophie is making leaps and bounds in her conversational speech. The girls now "chat" about school with one another. Their teachers, the kids in their class, recess, snack, etc. It is so funny to listen to them! They also play school and I hear them reciting things their teachers must say...such as, "raise a quiet hand". lol!
Sophie told Dave and I yesterday that her class would be getting a new friend on Monday. We were shocked. That was HUGE for Sophie to talk about something that was not in the here and now. HUGE!
Okay...this is getting too long. My next post will be about Ella's school and virtual twins. Hope you are all well!
Be blessed, my friends!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
posted at 10:36 AM