Monday, February 14, 2011

Bennett is 21 months old!!

(not the best picture quality, but she sure is cute!)
Bennett turned 21 months old a couple of weeks ago... I cannot believe she will be 2 soon!! She is such a little sponge following her brothers around trying to say and do everything they do. She is also such a girl!!... she's pretty dramatic and doesn't put up with the boys pushing her around. She is totally obsessed with Spongebob Squarepants.... it is the only show that keeps her attention and she loves Patrick and Gary the snail. Bennett also enjoys playing with her play kitchen... she pretends to fill cups in the sink and will share her drinks with you.
She knows tons of words and loves repeating things... we are avid movie quoter's in the Seydel house and even Bennett has some favorite quotes. From Despicable Me she likes to say "it's so fluffy!" and If we say squid launcher she says "Oh Yeah"! So hilarious!!
We've had a long winter filled with sickness... mostly ear issues. She had tubes put in her years last July and the left tube fell out just before Christmas.... really 4 months is all we got!? Any of you moms out there with kids who have had ear infections/tubes can understand my frustration! So, Bennett ended up having an infection for over a month which developed into bronchial spasms (asthma cough)... we got on meds and she's been good for a couple weeks now. On top of the ear issues/colds she has also been cutting teeth like crazy and we also took away her pacifier!! Nights for the last couple of months have been hard, but are getting better now!
It's been a long time since I've updated on Bennett's eye stuff... back in October Bennett had surgery on her eyes to straighten the alignment (she was born crossed eyed, and surgery w/ patching is the only way to correct the type of crossing she had). The surgery went great... it was an outpatient surgery so we were home by noon and by 5 that evening she was playing and eating normally. There was some redness in her eyes for about a week and you could see the stitches if you looked closely, pretty cool. So six weeks after surgery we had a follow-up appointment with her Dr. who was very pleased with her progress... her eye alignment is very close to centered now and to the untrained eye you don't notice any crossing. We have to go back in July for another follow-up appointment, but until then we don't have to patch or anything. The whole surgery process was much easier than expected (besides all of the patching issues we went through beforehand) and we feel so blessed that her eyes look so good! We know that any day her brain could just stop using the eye correctly and start crossing again, but we know God is in control and we are just so thankful!

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