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My Due Date: November 24, 2015
I have given birth!
Age: 33 years old

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And off we go! 11 month update!
By Cattsmeow » Posted Oct. 18, 2016 9:46am - 258 views - 2 comments

As of yesterday, Valerie is 11 months old. I know I have said it before but I am saying it again. Time is really flying by! I can't believe my baby girl is almost 1 year old.

Valerie is doing very well. She has started walking! Nothing can stop her now. Lol. She started out by taking 1 or 2 steps about a week ago, but now she is walking almost full time. And man is she getting quick! She teams up with Brandt and they are definitely a formidable foe. They are constantly inti everything, and have figured out how to get into the baby locked cabinets. They have also discivered that if they can't reach something, they can use each other as step stools to put it within reach of their tiny hands. I can not tell you how many times during the day I think to myself "what was I thinking having 2 babies so close together?" lol. They're a handful, that's for sure. I would be kying if I said I didn't enjoy it most of the time. Lol.

She also officially says her first word. "Duck." She says it repeatedly. Duck duck duck. She likes to come up to one of us, boop us on the head or face, and yell "duck!" She is certainly a character. And she is such a happy baby. She's always laughing or smiling. She has 6 teeth. She cut her bottom 2 first, but she got 4 teeth on top all at once. I'll tell you that she does not do anything half cocked. Lol.

She is very healthy, and is growing like a weed. I don't remember her exact stats, but she was 27 3/4 inches tall and I think 23lbs at her last appointment. The only outlying issue is her left eye. She has exotropia, which is where her left eye pulls outwards. It's worrisome because when it pulls out, her brain basically shuts down any information it is getting from that eye. Ignores the visual input. Left untreated, it can cause loss of vision. We tried treating it with eye drops in her good eye twice a week. The idea behind the drops is that it blurs the vision in the good eye slightly, and forces her "bad" eye to pull back inwards so she can see clearly. Essentially tricking her brain to switch the vision input back on. The eyedrops did not help. It only helped the frequency in which her eye pulled out, but now when the eye turns out, it stays out longer and it seems harder to get her attention to pull it back in. We can tell it really bothers her when it happens. She will rub and rub at it, blink, etc. We were able to get it to come back in but gently blowing in her face, but that stopped working. So she will be having surgery before the end of year to move a small muscle on the outside of her eye. It's an outpatient procedure, and the doctor said it will only take an hour to complete. I'm nervous about it, but we'll do what we need to do in order to preserve her vision.

But other than that, there really isn't much to update on!

I hope everyone is doing well!

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from MalPal85 » Posted Oct. 27, 2016 11:14am
Glad she's doing so well! Love seeing all of the pictures on Facebook! Good luck with the eye surgery! Colton got his bottom two first and then the 4 up top as well!

Comment from uyezowami » Posted Oct. 20, 2016 1:38am
such a cute face!!!! she will do well mama don't worry much doctors know best.

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