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.