Friday, April 30, 2010

Then and Now






Wow! A year has passed! It surely doesn't seem like it. Does it ever? It has been such a crazy year. Look at how much has changed.

Look at Lily's arms and legs and cheeks and how much they've filled out.

Look at Lily's face in the first picture. That was during therapy. Oh how she used to scream and cry and whine during therapy! Now she smiles at the therapists and cooperates. . .most of the time.

Lily is now beginning--and I stress beginning--to take a bottle and to eat baby food. She's still trying to learn how her tongue is supposed to work with the bottle nipple, and she doesn't really want a spoon near her mouth. But she loves bananas from our finger and on the bottle nipple, and she's beginning to open her mouth to accept the bottle. It's all short-lived, but it's unbelievable progress!

She's beginning to give me at least five hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. That's considerable improvement from the three hour "nap" I'd get.

She doesn't cry as much as she used to. I really believe she had sensory issues. It's almost like the child has "grown" into her skin.

Again, wow! It's amazing and beautiful to see this little girl at this point, to know where she was developmentally, and to get to experience where she is. Happy birthday, little girl!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Lily!!! Praise God you have made it to your first birthday.May God continue to bless you and your parents.You were born the same day as our Annabel Leigh!You are two very special baby girls.
    Love,Meemaw and Pawpaw (Jack & Cynthia)

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  2. Happy Birthday to Lily! I am ecstatic that you are a year old. What a blessing! Love the chubbiness. :)

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  3. Happy birthday sweet Lily!! she is amazing, Nolans not far behind you! he will be 1 june 25th...i wish we lived closer so we could connect you two...god bless you.

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  4. Happy 1st Birthday precious Lily! Everytime I read your Mama's blog, I am filled with the wonder and power of God. You are a true miracle and such an encouragement to others. May God continue to bless you, your mommy, daddy and Gabe!

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  5. Happy Birthday! What a cutie pie!

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  6. Happy birthday, Lily! I hope you had a great day!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Lily! You have the most beautiful cheeks!!! We praise God for how much you have grown throughout the past year!

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  8. Happy Birthday Lily! What a beautiful miracle you are! Here's to many more years of celebrating!! Cindy

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  9. Happy Birthday Lily! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and god bless you always! You're an amazing miracle and I love to see you doing well!!

    Anna - Lyla's mom

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  10. Happy Birthday Lily! You are such a precious little girl!

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