Monday, October 29, 2007

Still growing

Malia continues to amaze us everyday. It seems she gets it more and more. We just have to show her anything once and she gets it. A few examples are turning on and off a musical toy, you show her once how to do it and she does it herself from then on. The other day she babbled something to me and it sounded like a question and I put my hands up in the air and shrugged my shoulders, so when we ask her a question she will shrug her shoulders and put her palms in the air. She imitates ALL of our body language now. She still doesn't try to speak yet but she can say baby, ma ma and Da Da. She does however understand almost everything we say.
She had an EEG this past Thursday to see if she is having seizures and the Doctor called that night and asked if I could come in because it was "a little abnormal", so I go to see him tomorrow. Next Monday she gets an MRI so see what part of her brain is effected by her Cerebral Palsy. We still don't know if it was caused by a stroke or brain damage. I would also love to know if it happend in utero or after birth but her Doctor said with her being two now it would be almost impossible to tell. I'm praying that the part of her brain that effects speech isn't effected, but we shall see.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Baby Shower

A good friend of mine and my mother threw a surprise baby shower today for me. I didn’t expect it at all, I always thought that they happened “before” the baby came so I never thought that I would have one. I never had any for my two boys either, so I wasn’t expecting one at all. Quite a few people came that I haven’t seen for awhile, like my Aunt Maryland and Aunt Nancy. And Leigh’s (my sons girlfriend) mother came which was a pleasant surprise, one of the things she gave Malia was a little tea set. Malia likes to have tea parties with my 3 yr old niece and my mother. They make little sandwiches out of peanut butter and gram crackers. Malia got a lot of nice things but the nicest was a bracelet that my mother had custom made out of a tennis bracelet that belonged to my grandmother. She had it cut down to Malia’s size. So Malia has a little tennis bracelet with real diamonds in it. I would like to thank everyone who came, it was a good time !! I especially want to thank Beth, Gary and my mother, I know you put in a lot of time, and effort to put it together, you are awesome friends and Gary and I appreciate everything you do.

Friday, October 12, 2007

I got a new bicycle !!

Nana got me a new bicycle and its really cool ! I have a hard time keeping my feet on the pedals right now but I'm sure I will get it going soon. I can only make it go backwards by pushing on the floor with my feet.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Malia's first kiss

A friend of mine came for a visit the other day, she has a little boy who just turned one. Holli asked Justin to give Malia a kiss and he did. Malia's reaction was funny, I think she liked it !!
I think once Malia gets used to him they could become great friends.