We were at the doctor a LOT these past couple of weeks…
Little M had a post tube hearing screen last week, and it did not go well. It seemed that her ears and ear drum movement were still the same as before the tubes went in. I honestly am not sure what this means, and they did try to explain it, but basically it wasn’t the good news they were hoping for, and they felt that the tubes had closed and failed. Ugh.
Then, we had little M’s six month heart check up. And the news was much better. Happily, she doesn’t have to go back to the cardiologist for a year! This is huge…and unexpected…and huge.
I felt like we should have done something special to celebrate. We did have a cookie, which little M picked out at the store, and then proceeded to pretend that it was a phone, and talked on it all the way to the cashier. When I asked her who she was talking to, she held up a finger, and said, “one second.”
Two days later we found ourselves at little M’s ENT to see about opening the tubes, and hoping they had not failed, and did not need to be replaced. As it turns out, they had not failed, they were suctioned, and cleaned, and our child is hearing just fine. The ENT did inform us that little M’s ear drums and middle ears will never test normal, especially on the little ear. Her ear anatomy is just much smaller than normal, and will never give a good read.
She will have a full hearing screen again at Georgetown in several months…

Little M is now fully potty trained during the day. She hasn’t had an accident in months, and LOVES her Kai-lan panties. It seems that all the girl needed was cute panties…I still am so very grateful that little M took potty training into her own hands. Awesome.
On the downside, it seems that every time little M sees a bathroom, or even a door that looks like a bathroom, it triggers something inside of her, and she needs to go. Seriously, in a two hour time span at the store yesterday I heard “I haffa go poppy” no less than five times.
In January, little M’s pediatrician was concerned about her growth. Well, he won’t need to worry any longer. At little M’s last checkup, she was about to turn three, and she was in size 12-18 month clothes. Now, she is wearing 3T. She is no longer a tiny little thing, and she is HEAVY. And she still thinks it’s perfectly reasonable to be carried everywhere.
Little M is in love with her big girl bed. In love. When we are out running errands and she sees a bed in a store, or even a picture of a bed, she says “big girl bed! How fun!” It’s so cute. I was worried because it IS such a big bed, but she is not in there alone…she has a plethora of animals that must be in bed with her. It’s like going to the zoo in her bed…

Little M has turned into quite the bossy pants. For someone who cannot speak in full sentences she can still let you know what she wants you to do quite well. Whether she is telling you to “right there. Sit the bottom,” or to “hold it, ” or to “come on, come here,” you have no doubt that you have just been bossed. By a three year old. Good thing she’s cute.
Little M has a newfound obsession with tv. I think she just couldn’t hear it before, but now that she knows there are sounds…she thinks tv is the bomb. She asks many, many times a day if she can “watch it, the tv.”
She is trying so hard to communicate and use words. It is slow going, and I can sense that she is getting frustrated, but she has come SO far, and I am so proud of her!
She is the cutest little thing. She keeps us on our toes, but she also keeps us laughing.
Love you little M!


  1. Melissa on June 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    She sounds like such a delightful girl!

  2. Unknown on June 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    She is so cute! Our daughter is almost 28 months old and she's still wearing 12-18 mo. pants/shorts and 18-24 mo. dresses (I don't like them short). So, I'm looking forward to her growing some like your little one did!

  3. Musings from Kim K. on July 3, 2011 at 3:27 am

    The milestones are monumental…even if the auditory news isn't exactly what you expected. Congratulations on a one year appt from the cardiologist. That's HUGE!! I remember it well. Yippee for successful potty training and big girl bed transitions! Extra hugs!

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