10:00 PM (Susan posting): We've had a full and satisfying day. It began when Sophie slept through the night in panties for the second night in a row. She's been doing very well with potty training during the day, but we had been keeping her in pull-ups at night. There were some nights when she would be dry in the morning, but a fair number also when she was wet. She insisted the night before last on sleeping in panties, so we gave it a try. Success!
Our friends arrived this morning, and we had a nice visit all day with them. Sophie was quite a show-off and really wore herself out by naptime. We had a quiet afternoon while she rested, and I learned to knit! I'm totally obsessed with it now, so when we went out tonight, we stopped by a craft store so I could get my own yarn and needles (and a book).
Sophie has done well today, but she's fussier than normal--our friends got to witness several tantrums. She also isn't enjoying many of her normal favorite foods, so we've been at a loss getting her to eat. She loves salt and salty foods, and one of the doctors suggested that chemo can dull the taste buds and change kids' food preferences. She said lots of kids end up wanting spicy food because they can actually taste it. I had some spicy noodles on my plate at dinner--Sophie snitched one, loved it, and finished the plate. We'll have to think about things she might enjoy that have more flavor.
Tomorrow we head to the beach for a short vacation. It's going to be a packed afternoon getting ready to go, but we are really looking forward to the time away, and we wish we could stay longer (we have to be back by Thursday morning for Sophie's blood test, and then she has chemo on Friday).