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Monday, December 13, 2010

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Hey guys!! I can't believe it's December and Christmas is less than 2 weeks away already. I'm completely UN-prepared this year, comparatively speaking! Bailey is more than ready though! She is fascinated by all the lights, the tree's, and most of all Santa! She has informed us all that Santa Claus will be bringing her a big baby doll for Christmas... I guess I should get on that! :)

She is talking up a storm these days.. saying 4 and 5 word sentences, completely blowing us all away. You would never know she didn't say hardly a word such a short time ago. I could listen to her talk all day she has the sweetest voice!

We picked up her new braces last week at Shriners and they are awesome! I love the hinges and so does Bailey. She moves her ankle up and down and says "new braces"! She's still getting used to them but hopefully they will help more with stair climbing and stuff like that which are things we are working on. Dr vB is still talking about doing a tendon transfer in "about a year" so until then nothing new and we'll be headed back there in March some time for a check up.

She had an appointment last month with GI and she had an amazing weight gain so they cut back her feed a little bit and said she is doing so good!! We met with a nurse that I wish we would have met at the beginning because she made me feel so good about everything and that everything is going to be okay. We are still actively working on getting good lip closure and better mouth strength which will hopefully come along with a better appetite! She goes back to GI next week to get her Mic-Key button and if her weight is still good they should decrease her feed a little more. I'm ecstatic about it and we are still reaching for our goal to eventually be off the tube but SAFELY of course!!

Bailey's big appointment with the Developmental pediatrician is also next week, we have been waiting for almost a year for this appointment and I am SO nervous that it isn't funny! I can't wait to get all of this stuff off my chest about her behavioral issues and I am hoping and praying that he can help us find the answers to all this frustration.

After the 1st of the year we will be starting the meetings for Bailey's transition from an IFSP to an IEP so that she can go to school next year. I can't believe this time has come so fast. Seems like yesterday we were just getting started with the Infants & Toddlers program and I didn't even have a clue what an IFSP was and most importantly I can't believe my little baby will be 3 in less than a year. She is growing up way too fast for my liking.

As 2010 is coming to an end I want to thank EVERYONE who has been there for Bailey and our family over the last year. It means so much to us that we have such amazing people in our lives to share this journey with. I can never express enough how much all of your love means to us, I can only give the same back x a million! I love you all unconditionally!

Happy Holidays!

"Fall into me, my arms are open wide and you don't have to say a word cause I already see that it's hard and you're scared and you're tired and it hurts and I wanna be the one you reach for first."