Lydia has enough control over her hands now to place thumb in mouth and suck vigorously. She’s also very actively making sounds that occasionally string together to make babble, and taking an interest in turning this into a back-and-forth pseudo dialogue with me. Sometimes an entire hour goes by without breaking down into a wailing seizure of eternal pain. Sometimes. Today she received her immunizations and for most of the rest of the day she let us know she didn’t care for the procedure. By the afternoon we were getting concerned she might really be sick, but all is calm for now.