Tuesday, July 15, 2008

More on Elsa...

On the other hand, Elsa is doing absolutely wonderful. She is now 5 months old. She is sitting up independently. She is so active and determined. She can twist and turn her body in crazy ways in order to reach something she has her eye on. And she won't give up until she gets it. Brandon said the other day "should we be teaching Elsa on how to transition from laying to sitting". Sometimes she falls over and she gets so mad when she can't sit back up. But I said "not Elsa...Elsa gets to be just Elsa...she will learn on her own...she is already trying to figure out how all by herself". It is hard not to be in therapy mode sometimes. But I am enjoying taking a step back with Elsa and just watching. Watching her do so many things easily that Sophie has struggled with. It fills my heart with joy to just sit back and watch Elsa. I have learned from Sophie not to take these things for granted but to soak in every moment. The way Elsa lights up every time I pass in front of her view. The expression is priceless. The moment will always be cherished in my heart. The way Elsa is just so alert and explorative. Every sound needs to be checked out, every object needs to be looked over. She is just amazing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Elsa will suddenly be sitting herself up before you know it. When the weaning is over and Sophie is feeling better I think you and Brandon will have your hands full with two busy beavers.

Love'

Barb

Heather said...

I am sorry for not getting to you sooner after you found my blog and left your kind message. Your girls are so darling.I have popped in a few other times to check on your sweet Sophie and she is just that, sweet.Difficult beyond words to watch these precious children go through what they do, day after day.Prayers are all I have to offer often,as words just fall short as I watch family after family waiting on their miracles. I have said all along that these children are the true miracles and although we are truly mindful of that, it sure would be nice if they could get on to the business of regular kid stuff,whatever regular is!Take care and I will continue to check in on you all and pray the wean goes smoothly and quick. She deserves at least that.

baby trevor's mommy said...

Elaine...

This post was just SO amazingly beautiful! The way your worded your heart...it is very moving!

Your courage & love for your kiddos...it really really melts my heart!

(((hugs)))

..danielle