"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." - Shel Silverstein

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Saving the Best For Last

Lots of Pics and Vids to get through and if you all are patient, there is a big reward at the end.  Don't cheat and skip to the end first though!

Aren't sleeping babies the cutest things on earth??

She was starting to catch a cold on this day and I was able to take her trach mask and pulse-ox probe off without her waking up.  I thought for sure the pulse-ox probe coming off would wake her up because it is wrapped around her very ticklish toe!  She didn't want to wake up for anything.  Poor baby!

Today is the third day and fortunately her cold is still not very bad.  I attribute this to the fact that we are giving her Pulmicort nebulizers 2x a day.  Thanks Dr M!

Poor baby just wanted to keep sleeping and instead, she has to deal with her insane mommy!  Just look at her tired little eyes.  I am sure that if she could talk, she would say "It sure is a good thing none of my friends are here because I would be SOOOO embarrassed right now!!"

We call this one "Nurse Rissa"
She's seen us do it a billion times so why can't she do it herself, huh?

And finally, The One, The Only... The Incredible Walking Marissa!!

Isn't that great?!?  She has taken up to 8 steps between us, and we know she can do more.

We've known for about 2 1/2 months that she COULD walk, she has just CHOSEN not to!  When we have tried this before, most of the time she stands there for a second and then throws herself down with an exasperated yelp as if to say "I am not your little grind organ monkey!  I will not perform for you anytime you feel like it!".  She does this with the talking thing too.  I tell ya, this toddler attitude just might be the death of us.

So there you have it.  How many of you cheated and watched the walking video first?  Come on now, tell the truth.  Santa is watching!!


Nana and PaPa said...

Ah HA!! Nana is the first to post a comment. And NO...I didn't cheat and go to the last video first..I knew waiting 'til the end was the sweetest reward...which it was!! (I know..you don't believe me..do ya? LOL) Well it's true! WOW!! She is doing so well and it is such a great blessing to watch her take her first steps...the little toot! We are SO proud of her. Watch out Mom & Dad...it's off to the races from here on! Cruise on Rissa Roo! WOOOHOOOO!!!

Hope said...

She's such a doll baby;)
I didn't know pulmicort would prevent them from getting colds, maybe that's why Ava hasn't gotten the "full-fledged" version her siblings have, she's on it too. Thanks for teaching me something.

And WTG for walking!!

Dana said...

Walking, I love it! Good Job Marissa. She'll be running around the house in no time. She's proud of herself too. Too cute.

I didn't know that about Pulmicort. We've never been on it. How long has she been on it? Any problems with trach bleeding. It seems any Steriod they put Laneah on she eventually starts bleeding regularly from her trach.

Anonymous said...

Yea Marissa! Way to go! I didn't cheat either! (I wanted to though because I'm on Nate's computer that is super slow!) But it was well worth the wait!

Love you all!
Auntie Chelle

Anxious AF said...

hey girl! great post.....I have been wanting to add you to my blog links for some time, do you mind?

Good job Marissa!

p.s. I was born in Colorado:)

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Hi, I found your precious girl through Alex's site and wanted to say hi. WOW on the walking!! :)

Anonymous said...

Look at her go, what a precious gift God has given to you. Now is the time when it really gets fun, hope you have your running shoes on. :-) Oh and I did not cheat either ;-)