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!!