Saturday, August 14, 2010

9 months, going on 10! Taylor's been busy learning and growing...

We're enjoying her so much.

She is now eating baby food daily as she sits in her little chair. She has laughed out loud, rolls over from front to back, babbles "ba, ba, ba," kicks a lot when she gets excited, and lights up daily with smiles when you smile at her. We can't get enough of it.

She goes back to Children's for a check-up at the end of this week. We've been working hard at trying to put on the pounds. She recently weighed in just under 13 pounds. Her heart seems to be holding up well with no other signs of any kind of heart failure. We will just continue to rest in the Lord with that. We are still in awe of how He continually provides for Taylor's extra medical and physical needs. God is so good.

Tay continues to meet with her therapist twice a week where she gets to explore with all kinds of different textures, toys and sounds. She has quite the busy schedule. Now with school starting back up, I am working on trying to be "super" organized. We'll see..

Recently, we met up with some special families in the area that also have a little one with down syndrome. They were all so precious. I was amazed by all of them. It was pretty fun for us to be able to go and meet some families close by who had shared a similar experience.

We continue to be so thankful to be home with our girl and to have her doing so well. We know how fragile life can be with all of our children. Our hearts are still with one particular family we got to know, that is still at the hospital with their precious little son/brother. He's such a happy little fighter, turning the big "one" this month. We hope to be able to spend some time with them at the end of this week.

It's now time for a new school year and I'm looking forward to that time with Hayden and Ava. We're so thankful for the strength God has given them as well, to press on through the many changes and challenges this past year. They each have been given such individual and purposeful characteristics. We continue to learn so much about God, others and ourselves through our kids and our trials. Thinking of how it says, "Consider it joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." Something I will continue to need to remember as those trials continue to come.

Love, Erin


Denise said...

So you went to the group? I am so glad!! I had planned on stopping by with Ella but my sister's car broke down and I had to meet the mechanic as she was still at work. I really wanted everyone to meet Ella although it would have been pretty hard since she couldn't get down and play for fear of germs. There are some precious little ones there, aren't there? Hopefully next month!!

Aunt Lana said...

Erin, don't try to be that "super organized", you are amazing already! Lighten up and just enjoy those beautiful 3 girls! I love the picture of Taylor with food all over her face! How funny!

Martha said...

Thanks for the update Erin! We love you and continue to pray for your family....and especially little Miss Tay! You are all awesome!! We can see God all over this whole situation - because of your steadfast faith in Him. I know there are hard those times remember many are praying for you! Hope you can just 'feel' that!

Tracy said...

Oh she's so beautiful! Tay is a perfect little dolly! I love the pictures!!!


Kel said...

God really is faithful to provide...isn't he...I love these the one of her looking at herself in the if to say, 'yes Tay, you are beautiful and God made you in His!' ... :) I sooo need a trip to CA...would this be a good month to come with Bri?

Carri said...

wonderful, wonderful but I don't think it looks like she is eating much! hahahah