Monday, March 24, 2008

Party Time! And More

***She did it!!!!! My Avery pooped in the potty this morning! Yes, I may be a bit over the limit by putting a pic on the blog, but that's the kind of mom I am. :) I put her on the potty when she woke up this morning and as I was fixing her breakfast she hollered for me. As I got closer, she said, "I pooped." Well, how many times have a heard that before!? This time, no crying wolf. She stood up, and there it was, in all it's little bitty splendor! And no, I did not smell it to be sure it was poop. I trusted my eyes on this one. So starts the celebration. She got to write in her 'special' potty book, she got a 'special' sticker, and she got 5 M&M's. AND, of course, she wouldn't forget....she gets a party tonight. She'll go with Daddy when he gets home to go pick out her cake and icecream. When her daddy and aunt Zane called, she was very excited to tell them the news. Hopefully, this is the beginning of a continuing adventure!

***Update on Avery's trip to OKC. We picked Avery up at the 1/2 way mark on Saturday afternoon. She had a GREAT time with her aunt, uncle, and cousin. Her cousin has one of those big kid-size really moves Barbie jeep. Avery is normally afraid of it. She not only rode in the jeep, but she sat in the driver's seat and worked on driving it! My sister said she was well behaved and polite. And she got to show off her incredible hollow leg appetite. She's so tiny, you'd never believe how much she eats!

7 comments:

Casdok said...

I can so understand your excitement!! :)

Betsy said...

Hi....glad to visit your site. Congrats on the poop in the potty....it's a huge celebration, believe me! I don't know much about fragile x, but think it may be under the same "umbrella" in the autism spetrum, or at least have some similarities. I look forward to getting to know you better!

FXSmom said...

lol...that is just tooo funny. Congrats.

Kristiem10 said...

Funny! Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Jen said...

I read one of your comments on another site about free testing. We also don't know where the gene came from for the same reason; my parents' insurance won't cover it. It would be interesting to know because there are still chances of it "showing up" somewhere else. Do you have more info about the free testing?

Hidi Family said...

i am excited for you and your daughter! Alexander (2 yrs 2 months) is not even interested in the potty and doesnt even realize if he has poop running out his diaper. the contact person i have had emory for the free testing is Krista Charen at 404-778-8479. I have been tested to see how many repeats I have. No one else in my family has been tested. I would like for them to be tested but they are dancing around the issue

Gloria said...

I work with Emory University, Department of Human Genetics, with Krista Charen. Our primary purpose is research on FXS. As part of our research studies, selected study participants may obtain DNA testing without charge, but this is only as part of the research. I wanted to clarify that we do not provide free genetics testing to everyone. However, if you are selected to participate in one of our projects, you may be offered the DNA testing.