Jordan got to celebrate her 20 month old birthday by meeting a brand new baby. Her name is Charley and Jordan was skeptical of the experience. She patted her very gently, but was more interested in babbling and talking to Charley’s family. Either way, it was so awesome to hold a little baby in my arms. No… I’m not interested in having another. I swear. Little Charley was exactly the same weight Jordan was when she was born. But she felt hearty and sweet. What fun. I like to dabble in the experience of being around new babies, but I’m content in the experience of visiting newborns, not creating ones.
Jordan had OT today. We had time for me to see her ability to turn pages of books with her prosthetic. Of course it’s the cardboard books… But she’s getting pretty dang good at it. It makes me proud. Maybe we’ll get around to getting some video of that. By the way, prosthetic or no prosthetic, she’s getting sturdier on her feet. Jordan is running, regaining balance faster and trying to jump. Now THAT I have to get video of! Development is so sweet.
Jordan went to a big-deal meeting with me tonight. I found out she’s very good at saying “apple.” More like “app-pull.” Very sweet. The words are flowing. As the words grow, her needs grow. She’s starting to learn how to try and delay bed time. I’ll sit down and read her a bedtime story. And right before I’m done with the story, she’s already grabbing for another book and begging for me to read it: “Boh! Boh!” (That’s how she says book) The good news is when I stand firm and wrap up the book reading, she melts into my shoulder when I turn off the light and start singing a lullaby. That little melt makes being a mommy so sweet.
In the last month, Jordan turned into a little girl. She’s independent (especially when she wants to walk into the parking lot on her own… I swear she’ll hold my hand ANYWHERE except in a parking lot). She still grabs onto my leg and desperately wants to be with me no matter what. Independent when she wants to be. And a spark. My gosh she is such a spark. I think that little picture tells it all. She is SO alive.