Thursday, September 9, 2010

2 Years and 10 months

Tonight all I can think about is that I am so glad I'm not in a room at Scottish Rite nervously awaiting Amelia's surgery. Tonight I am glad we are home as a family. We are all sleeping in our own beds. I am thankful "cool hand" is a part of our everyday conversations. I am thankful I don't have to make another life-changing decision for my child and wonder if it will be the right choice. I'm thankful friendships were made because of this. I'm thankful. But I am mindful about other children and their families going through this heart-wrenching process. So I said a prayer for them tonight. I've been there, and quite frankly, I don't ever want to go back. On this 2 year anniversary-eve of her surgery, I still thank God for perfect little Amelia. She is the light of my life.

It is extremely difficult to get a picture of Ella these days. She never stops moving, so I had to borrow one from a couple of weeks ago. She's my kid that is in to everything. Before we know it, I'm sure she'll be jumping off the furniture, playing in the potty, and have climbed up the stairs while I'm not looking. We are her human jungle gym and trampoline. She occasionally stands on her own, but she definitely prefers to hold on tight. She holds her bottle sitting up for fear of missing something that might be going on around her. She is still a really good eater. Duh, right? She hates carrots, loves fruit, and can put away some Chic Fil A. She is wearing 12-18 month clothes and even wore an outfit out of Amelia's closet the other day. She kisses, she hugs (on her own terms of course), and can make you fall in love with her in about 2 seconds. She screams dadada and mamama about 7 zillion times a day. She reaches for us and definitely has a preference of who she wants to be with. She's napping twice a day and sleeping great at night. I love this girl so much I feel like my heart will explode!

2 Talk to Me:


Okay, Catherine, thanks for making me cry! I love your two sweet girls. Give them both a hug and a kiss from Aunt Jill.

Larsen Family

me too. i am glad we met you. you have been a strength to us through Bryn's surgeries. I am very thankful for your willingness to share your story and Amelia with us!!! Yay for cool hands!

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