Gabby is asking more frequently now, "Mommy, is it school day yet?" She starts pre-K on September 2nd & is sooo excited to get back to school! She'll go three days a week this year, vs. the two days last year! My little girl is growing up!
Miss V is still eating like crazy!! I find myself feeding her & looking at her in absolute awe. Its so hard to believe that just 2 months ago, we were lucky to get her to eat a teaspoon by mouth, & now I'm not tube feeding her at all during the day! Just yesterday she had a half a fish sandwich, bread & all! I just love seeing those cheeks moving like crazy when she's chewing! Its something I never thought I'd see!
In addition to the eating, she's really getting quite daring about walking! She's been cruising around the furniture for weeks now, making laps around the coffee table & the couch. Now she's getting daring enough to go between the table & recliner. Granted, her armspan is long enough that she can go between them without letting go, but you know how little one's learning to walk are! Last night, she was busy playing with Sis & cruising around. She made her way over next to the chair where I was sitting. Next thing I know, she takes a step without her hands on anything!!! I was giddy! Of course she looked at me like I was nuts (oh, how right she is!). She hasn't done it since, but she's getting closer day by day.
Watch out, here I come!!
By far the biggest new thing was yesterday. The girls got to meet their Uncle Jim! They were both so excited, especially Gabby. All she talked about yesterday morning was meeting "Uncle Jimbo!" Jim (aka Jimbo) is my oldest half brother. We have the same father, & have never been really close, but none the less still brother & sister. The father that we share isn't involved in my life. Lets just say that he's not the nicest person & did some stupid things (the story is a mini novel & right now would take WAY to long to explain). Jim & I have kind of kept in touch over the years, meaning we talk every year or so. Earlier this week, Jim's mom passed away. Of course once I heard about it, the first thing I wanted to do was send flowers & go see him! The flowers were easy (my Mom & her sisters own a florist), so then we planned the funeral home visit.
When we arrived there, we found Jim right away, & he seemed pretty suprised & happy to see us. The girls were both pretty shy around him at first, but after a while they were both warming up to him. It was so nice to see my brother & for him to see the girls. I hope we can make it a habit of getting together more often!
On another note, our little heart friend Elaina remains entangled in a battle for her life. According to her blog, she is slowly declining & there is no further option surgically to fix her heart short of a transplant. But, with her lung complications, she isn't a candidate. Hollie (her Mommy)wrote that they are trying to have her considered for a heart-lung transplant, but that would be out at Stanford in California (they are in Utah, Salt Lake area). They are in need of much prayer support to make it through this journey. Please continue to keep them, as well as all our heart friends & their families, in your prayers!