to: NaNa - with love from Mama
that you reach for me
how you pat the spot next to you so i'll come sit down
that you want me to hold you SO much of each day
when you grab both of my hands to dance, after you turn on the leapfrog fridge tunes
that you help mama by turning the light switch off or on
the quick way you pick up a new sign, how you love to try things with your hands
how you hold and hug your new dolly
that you love to play the piano with me
how you love to get your feet rubbed
the sweet way you gaze into my eyes
your beautiful dark eyes
your precious face & your adorable, darling voice!
when you reach up and touch my face
the way you giggle when you see me coming toward you across the room
how your sweet little arms hug me tight around my neck
the way life must slow, in the special way only a toddler can invite it to
i love that i am becoming your mama
i love you are becoming my baby
i love that we are becoming...Us.
i love YOU, little girl!
hearts knit together
after time seeming an enemy
this time together: these few short weeks, these days strung together to create
time becomes an unexpected friend
--Just a quick update: we were able to get into the audiologist last week! After a visit from the county organization that provides services to kids 0-3, one of the speech therapists made a couple of calls and got us in a month early! NaNa did very well and they think she's probably a good candidate for a BAHA (bone anchor hearing aid). We go mid-October for the rest of our appointments, one of which will be with an otologist (ENT that specializes in ears) who will need to sign off to get us officially on the BAHA path. Then she'll get fitted for one. In the meantime we need to figure out how to get a 21-month-old willing to keep a headband on all the time. ;) And also our speech therapist will start coming regularly to our house to provide services, yay! - in case you missed it here is a dose (my previous post) of our less than ideal-seeming reality.
-And now, for catching up on some pictures from the last few weeks! Including some very adorable ones with VeraNaNa & her Daddy BaBa!