Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Delayed no more

Lauren gave us a scare last week with a 103 temperature. Looks like she had the one day flu I had the week before, but she was feeling mostly better by Friday. On Friday, she had her 2 year developmental follow up appt. They track preemies for research purposes. They had her do various tests, like stack blocks, point to a dolly's various parts, find hidden toys, etc.

She was still pretty subdued, so she barely said a word, but she warmed up to the tests.

After the session, the doctor came to tell me that in the 8 years he had been doing these tests, you could count on one hand the number of kids doing as well as Lauren. I about burst in to tears. It's just such a relief to know that given such a rough start that Lauren is doing so wonderful.

We are truly blessed.

Then tonight I come home and she and Daddy both have has pants on her head as hats - her idea. Will her genius be used for good, bad, or ridiculous. You decide.

(oh, and just to be clear, the doctors did not imply that Lauren was a genius, just very caught up developmentally. But hey, that's a parent's job to assume their kid is a genius =)

So the video shows what Lauren did NOT do for the researcher,


CMM said...

Congrats on all your acomplishments little L!!
You may believe that your child is above average, but I also think that it comes from having above average parenting in your life. Whatever the case Im so happy that she is doing so great and hope the miracles only continue for your family.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is awesome news. I am so happy for you. That video is too cute!

Lindsay said...

I swear I could not be happier for your family if I actually knew you in real life. :)

Plus, developmentally right on schedule, yes, but also could she BE any cuter? I think not.


Anonymous said...

This is such wonderful news. I agree with Lindsay that I couldn't be happier if I actually knew you personally. Little L is such a cutie. I wish the video worked for me, but it did not. I'm sure it was super cute though. =)

kimberly/tippy toes said...

Great news!!