OH my to think last year at this time I was hanging out in triage at the hospital. I had been leaking fluid all day with no contraction and feeling embarrassed like I had pee'd my pants....continuously. Especially when the doctor sent me home saying that it wasn't fluid that I was leaking. It wasn't too hard to figure out that I must have been peeing my pants, right?
We were shocked at how quickly she caught on to breathing, eating and holding up her temp. She spent exactly 14 days in the NICU. Even though we were not happy to be back here, we can't tell you how much better it was to be local and around friends and family. Recovery was so much smoother and it was a heavenly to recover in my own bed.
it was enjoyable to watch her grow and develop. I won't lie, it took a lot to get used to two. Everything was much more complicated, especially when Jackson wasn't walking or even standing on his own. I know see why all of you wait until they are developmentally two years apart. However now I wouldn't change it. they are so adorable to watch play together.
I am pretty sure we wouldn't change her. Her personality is what makes her so special to us. you may have to remind me of this when she is in her teenage rebellion. She began walking about a month ago. She is still pretty unsteady at times...but she easily is able to follow her brother around the house, to his dismay at times. She even decided one day that she could tackle the stairs. It isn't on odd occasion to see her standing on something in a second. She is much quicker than Jackson was and is very quickly catching up to his physical development. HOwever it is fun to watch him step in up a notch when she shows she can do what he can do. In this case a little sibling rivalry is a good thing.
WE have made it to one. The other day we went in for Avenlea's wicked cough...found out she had a sinus infection...didn't know lil' ones could get these. However....for those of us, yes I am including myself, that thought she was slimming out...Sorry folks...she is 22 lbs 12 ounces and 30 inches tall. (Jackson 24 lbs 2 ounces and 31 and a 1/4 inches tall) We are still in the 75 percentile for both height and weight. She still has her rolls and wheres them well. She is jibbering and jabbering. Occasionally, we hear words that sound like something we have said but no distinct or identifiable words yet, however we know she has alot to say. She is still sporting just the two teeth and is developing a curly mullet, (thank you Grandma Gloria for the curl).
We are so delighted to watch our baby girl grow. She is a delight more often than a terror and come on...with that face she is a delight even as a terror. Hope you enjoyed our trip down memory lane. Happy Birthday Avenlea Gayle.