Monday, May 3, 2010

Kiera is on the upswing lately (knocking on wood)

I know I have been a little lax in posting. Teaching middle school this year has been really keeping me more than busy (and very stressed) considering that I stand by my previous decision that middle schoolers should be locked up till they are 14. :) I have also become a teensy bit addicted to Facebook which has become the recipient of more of my photo posts. I do plan to continue the blog for health updates and some pics...don't worry. I just have to remember to log in. I am sure I will have more time once I get the 6th and 7th graders off my back.

Kiera seems to be on the upswing the last few weeks. She is climbing the walls (or at least the TV entertainment center). We finally came a little bit down on her pressure support, but are at least a few weeks away from trying CPAP again. It was getting warm out and finally motivating me to look forward to getting Kiera outside, and then we had a freeeezing cold snap that kept her away from her friends' birthday party Saturday, so I was a little disappointed since it is one of thew few parties she gets invited to.
I am really excited today. I signed Kiera up for a fun program that makes cross stitch quilts for children with medical problems. I did it a while back in 2008 or 2009, and actually forgot that I had submitted the entry. Then they contacted me a few weeks ago to let me know the quilt was finished and ask where to send it. It just arrived about an hour ago. Kiera is napping, so she hasn't even seen it yet, but it is GORGEOUS! I am overwhelmed. It is just more lovely than I could have imagined. She is going to LOVE it! Kiera has been obsessed with watching Aladdin lately. She still loves Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid. We also play the soundtracks of the same 3 faves up in her bedroom at night and she just bounces in her bed out of excitement. I kind of want to got over to her pack 'n play right now and wake her to see how she likes it. So instead, I am letting her sleep and posting a few pics.
Kiera is using more and more sign language lately. She loves watching Signing Time and is expanding her sign vocabulary by leaps and bounds. She can "sing" (sign) the whole "Silly Pizza Song" which is challenging for most adults. It is exciting to see her mimic signs and finally use them to communicate a little bit. I just ordered the audio cd's for some of the songs and a few more dvd's to help her add to her repertoire.

16 comments:

Rachel P said...

What a beautiful quilt! My daughter would LOVE to have one like that. She's a little obsessed with princesses lately, especially Arie and Belle.

CasandraC文行 said...

未來的幸福是用現在買來的。......................................................

Glennie9654 said...

very popular to u! ........................................

Skye is the limit said...

Started to follow your blog! Amazing story and can't wait to read more! <3 Prayers and thoughts1

Ready Watcher said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ready Watcher said...

Beautiful pictures and a wonderful story.

文迪 said...

Constant dripping wears away the stone. 滴水穿石!加油!.............................................

CannaMilf said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
CannaMilf said...

It's nice to see your precious little girl making progress. God's blessings to y'all.

0612ConsuelaC_Hovey said...

很期待新的內容,幫你推個文^^ .............................................

Mike said...

Your blog has been recommended to us as an interviewee's favorite blog!

We would like to do an interview with you about your blog for Blog Interviewer.

We'd like to give you the opportunity to give us some insight on the "person behind the blog."

It would just take a few minutes of your time. The interview form can be submitted online here Submit your interview.

Best regards,

Mike Thomas

逸凡 said...

婚姻對男人來說是賭他的自由,對女人而言卻是賭她的幸福。..................................................

blest said...

Dear Mum & Dad of Kiera Rose. Your story is an amazing mix of agony & extacy.But do you know that we have a wonderful healer who can make all things right? His name is Jesus. He has brought Kiera Rose thus far and I assure you that her total healing is also possible in His mighty name.Keep working and keep praying in his precious name.I will be praying too.Looking after dogs is a full time job.Try cutting out the added responsibility to avoid the stress.

joven said...

hi, you have nice blog.. u can view also mine..http://akoniwares.blogspot.com

柏勳 said...

色情動畫影成人色情動畫色情介紹男同志色情片男同志色情影片免費男同志網免費性圖片免費東洋影片免費的av片免費的片免費的色情卡通免費直撥網免費直撥影片免費直播短片免費長片分享區免費咪咪影片網免費是訊免費洪爺色情免費洪爺色情網免費性愛觀看影片免費性愛影片分享區免費性愛動畫免費男做愛影片免費男影片免費男優免費亞洲影片免費性小說免費性片下載免費性交貼圖免費性貼片辦公室偷情遊戲免費視訊聊天網交友戀愛進行室嘟嘟成人網

Kiera Rose said...

Funny, "blest"...I would say the stress of raising teenage step-sons far outweighs any stress from my dogs. Maybe I can cut THEM out? If you actually knew me, you would know that I have far bigger stessers in my life than dogs. Your platitudes have been heard. :)