Well we had our big trek to Chicago today, and Annika's got a clean bill of health. So we don't have to go back for a month, assuming all goes well. During clinic today, Anni amused all the hospital people by parading up and down the hall in only her diaper and sandals. She was carrying her little snack bag like a purse, and occasionally would stop to bend over and wipe off the floor with a Wet One wipe (I always keep plenty of them around for cleaning Anni's hands). So she's still got her cleaning obsession, but at least she's stopped licking floors. She also got a new book from the book lady who comes around giving kids books in the hospital. Anni got to choose the one that she wanted, and of course she chose the *absolute* weirdest one of all. It features a character called Pajama Sam, and the story involves being chased by a celery stalk and grapes, who talk like characters out of some 60s psychedelia film. Completely whacko. Of course we read it 15 times or so before leaving the hospital.
Annika took a header out of her highchair tonight, and nearly gave me a heart attack, but she didn't hurt herself at all, amazingly enough. I had just fed her and went to the counter to get her meds when she took her dive. Luckily, she has the sense now to catch herself with her arms, so she didn't hit her head at all. In fact, after she caught herself with her arms, she did a perfect roll onto her back so that her arms didn't take too much stress, either. I hope this doesn't mean that a career as a stuntwoman is in her future. All that energy she has now is not always being used for good!
Anni is also feeling Grandma Bond's influence! She is addicted to the chocolate chip coconut cookies that Mom always brings with her when she visits. I knew that she had enjoyed those cookies when Mom was here visiting last month, and so when we were in the hospital I thought I would bring Anni a treat and so I bought her mini Chips Ahoy cookies. To my surprise, she turned up her nose at them. It seems that she doesn't just want any old chocolate chip cookie, they have to be Grandma's favorite *coconut* chocolate chip cookie!