I am amazed to say that for the first time in years, all of my children allowed me to sleep in until 9:00! However, I am reminded that sleeping in is actually overrated and that I get headaches when I sleep in that late. So it looks like I will be setting my alarm for 7:00 from now on! I don't have time for headaches. :-)
Lately, since Griffin's throat/toothbrush injury, I have noticed that some of his food fussiness has returned. The oral surgeon gave him a clean bill of health but I'm certain, even though the doctor didn't mention this, that he is very bruised, even though the cut has healed. So I imagine that it's still painful for him to swallow and he's just off course right now. I am also noticing that he is "slobbering" a lot and he realizes that himself as well. I can give him a napkin and he will wad it up in his hand and wipe his mouth with it throughout the day. He's just not wanting to swallow all of his saliva and I really hope he overcomes that quickly.
But anyway...this morning, as I scraped the remainder of his scrambled eggs from his plate, he started fussing. I asked him if he wanted raisins... and I said, "say RAAAAYYYYYY-sins" and he pulled his own little hand up and created a sign for raisins! To be sure, I said it again and he did the same sign for it! I went and got a box of raisins and asked him if he wanted them, and he signed it again! I am so proud of him! I know that he is fully connected with communication now. He understands that words have power. Praise God! His sign is great, too, and I will encourage him to keep using his own little created sign for raisins.
My household is slowly overcoming the illnesses. Big G's eye began to look better yesterday, Little G is still coughing and fussy but I think/pray that she will be better today, and Griffin is healing up nicely but has a little cold brewing, nothing too bad, though. Looking forward to all of our family being well once again!!
Well, I hear Little G stirring over the baby monitor. Deep breathe, here we go!
Love and Hugs!