Are those outgoing potato chips?

Last night, Tyler was sitting on the bed talking to me while I was working. My desk is a huge mess, and I was trying to clear it off a bit by putting things wherever I could find to put them. I put a bag of potato chips on top of one of my desktop paper organizing trays (like an inbox or outbox) and Tyler asks “are those outgoing potato chips?” I have been giggling about that all day :)

The Braves finally played a good game last night, with three consecutive homeruns! Tyler and Maggie were both very excited! Maggie was wearing her Braves onesie, and had a great time watching the game with her daddy and her uncle Brad.

Great news on the house front…they’ve reduced the price again! That makes me think that they’ll jump at our offer. I hope the loan guy gets everything together soon…I’m getting anxious!

Maggie has been crossing her fingers all the time the past week. I don’t quite understand it, but she does it all of the time. It looks so cute! She just sits there like “please please please!”

She’s also working on cruising around the corners of furniture. We put a baby Cheerio (her favorite!) on one side just out of her reach. She tried, but hasn’t quite gotten it. She’s also stood up a few times by herself, without holding onto anything, for a few seconds. I can’t believe how big she’s getting!

I’ve been trying to pay attention to Maggie’s movements the past few days, and was amazed with what I noticed. She can pick things up, even tiny things, without overreaching too much, but often she’ll just look at an object and flail her arms at it. Her daddy’s nose was the victim of such an event recently. Its just weird how some of her movements can be so deliberate, and some are just so out of control. I’m very thankful that her development isn’t as delayed as it could be, but I wish I could figure out why she’s on top of it sometimes and not others.

Side note, at the beginning of January, before we had any idea about WS, I told Tyler and my parents that I was worried that she wasn’t developing quite as fast as the other babies we know. I thought it was because I don’t spend enough time playing with her during the day because I work too much. They all were pretty aggressive in telling me that I was worrying too much over nothing, so I let it go. This was prompted by another baby we know, who is a little less than a month older than Maggie, picking up little balls and putting them in a hole, that would send them down a slide to be picked up again. Now, with all I know about WS, I know I was picking up on her troubles with fine motor skills and reasoning. I guess I should have paid more attention. Maggie still can’t put an object in something, unless that something is her mouth.

So, I guess I’m actually seeing the delays now. They’re still mild delays, and I’m so thankful for that, but it is freaking me out a bit. I’m thinking I’ve been avoiding dealing with this to a certain extent because it doesn’t really feel like I have to deal with it yet. Maybe I have dealt with it and don’t realize it because it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Who knows.

I’m going to go play with my baby :)

One Response to “Are those outgoing potato chips?”

  1. Heather Says:

    Hello Perrin, Very cute family… Maggie is beautiful. My middle son, Caleb is 10 with WS. He was diagnosed in Dec. of ‘06. He also loves the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimmi Hendrix, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and for goodness sake, I can’t forget KISS. (bluck!) I think it’s the make up. His more mellow personality loves Yonder Mountain String band and Old Crow Medicine show, also Mozart, and yes, the Wiggles and DoodleBops. Please visit us, but first I need your email so I can send you a permission! :) here’s mine


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