Friday, July 24, 2009

Why Can't Life Just be Easy...

Not sure what is going on with me these past few days, I just find myself so sad. As Grace gets closer to her first birthday I can't help but look back at the last year and think of where we were a year ago. I was going through an up and down pregnancy, getting bad news weekly it seemed. Then to find out Grace would not be born was a nightmare. But that was only the beginning...we spent months at her bedside wondering if she would be strong enough to pull through all of the crap she had to go through. Finally at two months old, she came home, and what should have been a wonderful day was not, because I was so would we do all of this...take care of her all by ourselves. Feeding tubes, more than 8 different meds...and if that wasn't enough stress, Grace had terrible colic. She cried day and night non stop, it was not a fun beginning. But the hardest thing is not any of the medical's what comes with the idea of turning one. Walking, talking, sippy cups...and Grace is far from this. Yes, I know that she may never do some of the things that other kids can do, but that just doesn't make it any easier. Things are still not easy today, but are much better, 100 times better. Grace is smiling and "talking" now more than she is crying. She is working so hard on holding her head up. You just can't help but stare at her in amazement and smile. We enjoy all that she can do and love her so much. So sorry I went on and on, but I feel better now. Sometimes I just with life could be easier...not for me, but for my sweet Grace.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

10 Months Old Already!

Grace is now 10 months old, we just can't believe how fast time has gone. She is getting so big and has done so many new things in the last month. She is now about 18pounds, getting so heavy. Everyone comments on her rolls. We love them! Grace's 9th month has definitely been the best yet. She has started eating baby food by mouth. Even though she doesn't take much, she does a great job with it. She loves sweet potatoes the best! Grace lifted her head for the first time during tummy time. She likes tummy time a lot more too. We hope it won't be long until she has more head control. Grace has been working very hard on keeping her head up. She has become a much better sleeper, only waking once on a good night. She has also become a fan of the rocking chair, and we don't have to bounce her so often on the exercise ball (Thank God!) No teeth yet, but it won't be long now. We can see one on the top and one on the bottom. This teething thing has not been fun for Grace or mom and dad. Her reflux seems worse because she is drooling more, which really sucks. I feel so bad for her when she is throwing up...she hates it! She definitely recognizes her mom and dad. She will watch us when we walk by and smile when we do something funny. This has been one of the most exciting things. It is so nice to see her smiling so much more. We are so excited and proud of all the progress Grace is making. We look forward to celebrating many more new things that Grace will be able to do...

Grace, you are such a fighter. You work so hard and have come so far. We love you baby girl!
Mommy and Daddy

A fun 4th

We had a fun 4th of July weekend. We went to Grace's first parade...she only lasted about 5 minutes and then fell asleep. We went over to our neighbors for a cookout. We also went up to Lake George camping at my parents trailer. Grace had her first dip in the lake and enjoyed it for a little while.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Grace's Morning Talk...So Happy

Grace was having a lot of fun this morning...(Pause the music below to watch)

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Grace's morning talk...