Thursday, April 28, 2011

Look Who's Crawling...

I have to admit, there were times last year when I really couldn't imagine Maggie crawling or walking. But alas, here she is starting to crawl...praise God for what He is doing in her development!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hope for Today

Sorry for the bad attitude yesterday! I'm over it now. I think it just discouraging to work so hard to help my child's issue and it still looks so bad that people keep pointing it out to me. It's as if everything we have done over the past year has been a useless, waste of time.

And it's just a reminder that Maggie looks different than other children. Through my eyes she's completely normal and beautiful, but a stranger off the street sees her differently. I'm not going to lie, that's hard for a mother.

I will say that God has brought some words of encouragement from several people this week and that has really uplifted me. One person was from England! She found my blog through the PPROM list serve that I'm on and told me that her three year old son had a very similar situation as Maggie. And I've never met anyone with a very similar situation as Maggie! She prom'd early too and her son miraculously lived, but suffered severe torticollis from being in the womb with no fluid. She said her son's head is just now getting straight at 3 years old after several Botox injections and lots of therapy. Really her email was such a God-sent thing! There is hope that Mags can get better!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011


If one more person stops me in public and "helpfully" informs me that my baby's neck looks uncomfortable in the stroller and I should fix it, I literally am going to lose it....seriously. Maggie was screaming hysterically as we stroll into this medical complex and this lady hails me over to tell me this. Like I didn't realize Maggie's ear is firmly resting on her shoulder....Lord, please give me patience.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vintage Carnival Birthday Party

We had a good, old-fashioned backyard party for Mary Lawrence on Saturday- sweet friends helped Mary Lawrence celebrate on the most beautiful Spring day. I was a little scared when Mary Lawrence announced a few weeks before that she wanted a "red" birthday party (whatever that means?!) but I think she absolutely loved everything about it....

Mary Lawrence's 4th Birthday
(Click on picture if you want to see slideshow)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ML's 4th birthday

Yesterday was Mary Lawrence's 4th birthday and I think her best present was this (besides Polly Pocket's pool, of course):

Now she doesn't chew or swallow but she is interested and that is a HUGE step. A speech therapist told me children with feeding issues usually start out eating Cheetos or Doritos due their strong taste. I don't care if all she eats is processed junk food the rest of her life - as long as she eats someday!!

And of course we all know where the girls get their love of cheese from...
We took ML to Mi Cocina for her birthday and then off to the movies...

It was a great day for a special girl!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Peek a Boo

Well we've had a nice, low key weekend. We took Maggie to her very first 'friend' birthday party on Saturday - a neighbor's child down the street turned one and Maggie had so much fun watching all the children play. We tried to give her birthday cake and ice cream, but she refused and spit it from her lips. (Seriously, what child does not like ice cream?!)

Anyways, I had to post this video - peek a boo is Maggie's favorite thing to do: