The Return of the Maggie

Today is Maggie’s 11 month birthday! I cannot believe she is almost a year old!

Maggie had a great time with her grandparents. It was weird for me and Tyler to have her gone for a whole week, and we missed her so much! We did see her on Thursday, and I saw her Saturday and Sunday, so I guess it doesn’t count as a full week away, but it felt like 1 month! We were so glad to have her home.

Last week, Maggie started crossing her fingers. I thought that was so cool. We were watching the Masters on Sunday, and she was just sitting there with her little fingers crossed, like she was hoping for a particular outcome. I think it must have worked, because Tiger didn’t win, which made her Grandiddy very happy :)

Maggie also stood up for a few seconds by herself last week. Her Poppa was sitting with her on the bed, and she stood up holding on to him, and then she let go, and stood for a couple of seconds before falling over. We’re so proud of her! She also started crawling much faster this week. Ever since she got home, she’s been crawling all over the place, and I’m realizing that I need to go get a baby gate or baby fence of something. She’s too fast for me now!

We’re hopefully looking at 2 houses tomorrow, both of which we think are strong contenders. Hopefully, we’ll find a place soon and can get this show on the road. I am so tired of working in the bedroom!

On another note, we got a call from the people at BabyNet today (the state program that will evaluate Maggie to see if she needs speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy). She will be assigned a case worker sometime today, and they should contact us soon to schedule a time to come out and evaluate her. I’ve decided that since I know the areas that Williams Syndrome kids have the most trouble with, I’m going to make an extra effort to work with her on those things. Maggie has been able to pull the rings off the rod (don’t know what this toy is called, but I had on as a kid, too…stacker, maybe?) for a while now, but she can’t quite put them back on. She mostly just wants to put the rings in her mouth. She’ll start putting the ring back on, and then she decides that she needs to taste it again.

Another fun milestone…she took her first bath in the big tub at home last night. She’s had a bath in the big tub at Poppa and KK’s, but this was her first one that I was around for, so its the one that counts. :)

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