I left the room with Chloe moving around on her belly and returned a bit later to find her SITTING UP! It's the first time she went from her belly to sitting up all by herself!!!! I was soooo excited. I don't know HOW THE HECK she did it, but she did. I can't wait to tell her therapists. I was totally surprised!
Tomorrow's Chloe's big birthday bash. Don't ask me why I decided to take on the stress of a large party. And to make matters worse the weather is very questionable. Argh. Let's hope for a nice day so we can honor our special girl and all the people who have supported her over this past year. I can't believe she's one. She's still like such a baby. Birthdays with a medically complicated child who also has special needs are paradoxical. There's the feelings of elation and celebration regarding her success and, well, her LIFE. At the same time, there are feelings of loss (loss of her infancy) and frustration at how hard she has to work to do things younger babies are doing. . . there's also some period of re-living this year, which at times has been heartbreaking. But fortunately the feelings of joy and celebration dominate and I'm left with great pride in how far this amazing angel has come.
If you happen to be local and want to join us for a very casual BBQ in her honor please contact me through email for more information. :)