Jan 30, 2013

Finally - Blogger lets me post pics.

Finally blogger is letting me put up some pictures.  I like to put pics up here for our memories, for Cailyn and to share with friends and family.
Here are a few from our trip to Emergency....

Zoe wears Cailyn's hospital ID band to help out a distressed little girl
Daddy and Cailyn killing time while we wait for radiology to open...
Mommy and Cailyn killing time while we wait for radiology to open...
Checking Cailyn's blood pressure..poor little lamb
A very tired girl after almost 24 hours with no sleep :(

Some "everyday" photos of our little miracle! 

Stop taking pictures!
Dancing to the Wiggles
Either bored or tired..

A little bit more hair...little is the operative word here.

 Cailyn has become a good little helper around the house.  She independently puts trash in the garbage pail and also cleans up her toys by her own volition!

Two years ago I was obsessed with a particular video CLICK HERE TO SEE IT - as a result, our unborn baby was then referred to as Alan.  For fun, we showed Cailyn the video the other day and she equally enjoyed it!! It's kind of a dimly lit video, but you will get the point!


Jan 19, 2013


Vomit, barf, puke...whatever you call it, we have it!! Cailyn has been vomiting since Christmas day and it has been a rough go for her and us.  We have had trips to emergency and the doctor and now are waiting on an appointment with a paediatric GI.  The last few days have shown improvement which is great but we think we still need to investigate this further.  Poor kiddo has lost a few pounds (10% of her body weight) but through the last month has remained her perky little self.  It was only Thursday of this week that she returned to daycare and it was a difficult transition back.  Friday was a much better day for her thank god!
Our visit to emerg came with more surprises from our vocal little girl who clearly noted she was at the hospital to see a doctor and her room had a sink in it!  These are all very unusual words for a 16 month old to say!!  Her vocabulary is ridiculous and we love it!! She says inside, outside, upstairs, downstairs, chair, bed, pillow and on an on.  It is impossible to keep track of the number of words she has.  Last week she looked at me and said "Momma...poop".  WOW! I was shocked that she told me she had pooped, and sure enough she had done so.  Crazy!  Despite the sickness and a limited appetite, Cailyn has discovered the joys of eating a whole apple! She demands an apple so we peel the small ones whole and she will sit on the couch eating her apple and reading a book. Her newest visual favourite is elephants. She has a difficult time to say elephant but she sure loves them!  Our elephant statues bought on previous trips to India have taken a beating over the last week or so..some now have broken pieces but who cares as we can always get another one. 
This is such a fun age - watching Cailyn learn new things, mimic what we do and ask for things she wants.  Daycare has taught her the sign for "more" and this has actually been a cute addition to her personality as she signs to us when she is requesting more.  Cailyn also has discovered that she can take her clothes off by herself so this is a fun addition to any day!!

Cailyn loves the cat and the cat has taken to sleeping with her.  It is really cute to see her kiss the cat and name the cats body parts...nose, toes, ears, belly and tail. 

Somehow blogger will not let me add photos to this post so I will have to try later.