Friday, February 19, 2010

LittleB at 10 1/2 Months

Wow, it seems like to me that LittleB has really grown over the last couple of weeks.  She is starting to get into everything.  Tonight we had to get child proof locks for our lazy susan since she is getting into that now.  She opens anything and everything that she can.  She loves to play peek-a-boo.  She also know the word “eyes” and will go up to a lamb blanket that we have and point at the eyes and say the word. “Eyes!” It just amazes me how fast they grow and learn! 

She is definitely a mommy’s girl because every time I leave the house R says she cries and says “Mommy!”  One night he scared me because he called my cell and left a voice message with a crying baby so I thought OMG something must be wrong but it was just R wanting to show me how she was missing her mom. I told him next time talk with the message if he wants to do that.

She is also working on her bottom and top left side one year molars.  Speaking of one year, our little girl will be one on Good Friday, what a blessing that is!  I made a practice cake for her birthday but decided to freeze it and let her have that one to play in. 

She isn’t walking yet but taking lots of steps. She has had a few rough falls that may have scared her a little from taking off.


Playing with her musical table.


Grandpa B came to visit.


Grandma B  visiting.


Taking pictures of her with her cake.


She is ready to dive in!


She’s going to have fun on her birthday!


Eating black beans and she actually likes them. OR “Dirty mouth?! Clean it up!”


Watching her cartoons!


Getting so tall and looking more like a little toddler.


Playing with her toys.


Giving mommy and look like that’s enough.


Looking to see if mommy is watching.


And going for it!


Mission completed!


The doggy I got for my first Valentine’s Day.


Playing with my doggy.




Saturday, February 6, 2010

Update on R’s Mom

R has been visiting his mom in the hospital. She is doing really well. Today when visiting she was trying to talk, but could not due to the trach ventilator that she is on. She was coherent enough to mouth, “I can’t talk.” So R told her that she would be able to again and she shrugged. R told her that she can’t talk because of the trach and when it comes out she will be able to talk again.

She had a video chat with B and LittleB today as well. She waved at LittleB and smiled really big. She also mouthed “I love you both” to her boys today.

She tried to mouth other things, but neither R or his brother K are good at reading lips.

K said she was able to wiggle her left toe recently, which is great because she is paralyzed on that side.  Right now she’s resting and getting better. When she is well enough, the neurosurgeon wants to take a sample of some abscesses they found on her brain during a recent MRI scan.

From all accounts, right now R’s Mom is pretty much a miracle. We are hoping and praying for more things to recover and for her to be able to use her left side again.  We are all thankful for the prayers that you and others have been giving her. It’s really been helping. We have a long way to go for recovery though, so keep them coming.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

10 Months Already!

It just doesn’t seem like LittleB should be 10 Months today.  Wow. Where has the time gone?!  Here the last few weeks she has started taking steps.  Saturday, January 30, 2010, she took 5 or 6 steps in a row without holding onto anything.  She is really starting to get brave!  It’s kind of a bitter-sweet experience for mommy.  One night R was watching her while I went and ran some errands and he said she went to our bedroom door and was banging on it saying mama.  She get’s super excited when R comes home from work.  It’s just the cutest thing! 


Hanging out in the rocking chair


Hamming it up for the camera


Okay, mommy, what pose do you want next?


How about this one?! I can kiss (eat) the bear’s nose.


My first wagon ride outside. Kind of chilly, but I’m buckled in and having a blast.


See? Why aren’t we going?!