It took over a year to get here and we're very proud of her. Back in November 2008 when this all started with her refusing to eat I knew she'd "grow out of it" - in some ways this year has felt very long but has also passed very quickly.
They decided not to up her reflux meds despite the growth and we can't reintroduce the banned foods (recap: dairy, beef, chicken, peas, soy, peanuts). We've been sneaking her a little dairy and she had a bit of burger last weekend from my plate that was a bit hit. They promised we could re-evaluate the dietary restrictions next visit.
She's still on O2 at night and we have to do a EKG in a few weeks to rule out any heart issues but that seems more "check" the box than anything else. We anticipate another 3-6 months of O2 at a minimum.
Since this post is all about Penny I will share a few cute stories - all told to me by others since my work load is currently off the charts and I haven't seen the kids all week. I had to blog so I could think lovely thoughts about the kids even if I don't see them.
- Husband asked Penny to "clean up the books" (ie, put them back in the book basket) and she took a baby wipe and wiped down the books - inside and out.
- At playgroup yesterday Penny led the group in "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Wheels on the Bus" with her sign language - but she was always just ahead of the song. Show off!
- Penny claps for herself when she identifies objects in her beloved picture books or does something that would normally elicit a "good job" from Nanny April, Husband or me. Good self-esteem.