Chaia is great.
Shaina and I feel like she is growing a little bit which would be amazing! (First time in almost 2 years)
She is increasingly active and adventurous. (Climbing the steps multiple times a day. Crawling on hands and knees...which if you know her preferred mode of transportation, you know this is big!)
She is increasingly bright and animated. (I think she recognizes and says about half the letters in the alphabet now...walking into Kroger today she yelled "P...Hippo...A...M...C" It dawned on me she knew most the letters of Pharmacy on the side of the building.)
The broviac tube is gone and there are no complications.
So much we never thought we'd see! It's been fun to watch her get more and more "normal"
One concern right now is that she has lost her balance and face planted a number of times. Twice now in two weeks she has landed on her mouth and now has had two teeth come out.
She doesn't eat. So her gums likely have not gotten much work and remain soft. Her bones haven't been quite right either, and that appears to be a perfect storm for losing teeth.
I know there are bigger issues for Chaia and for the world...but we don't want her looking like she's a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, missing a bunch of teeth. We have a feeling she is likely to lose more before it's all said and done.
Ask God to help us move from crisis mode to delight mode and just enjoy the munchkin and the fun we get to have with her in this season. Thanks for praying for us.