I decided to start blogging about Jordan from the moment I found out I was pregnant. Jordan was born with a little arm that didn't grow like most babies. Her left arm stopped just above the elbow. Now I'm committed to making sure Jordan gets everything out of life. We feel blessed to be the parents of a very special little girl.


Such a trooper

Jordan got to meet folks the university's pediatric occupational therapy clinic today. She was so good. She had just waken up from her nap, had to be hungry... And yet she smiled and cooed and let the therapists bend her and analyze her without much of a fuss at all until we got to the tummy time stuff. She was incredible.

I often think she's willing to be poked and prodded without complaining is because she survived something so traumatic in the womb... Nothing's worth really complaining about.

It was interesting to see how Jordan ignores the left side of her body. I hadn't really noticed how obvious it was. I've done a few things to try to encourage her to use her left arm, but I hadn't been encouraging her to turn her head to the left. So I'm going to start working on that. I also learned how she needs to work on leaning her body to the left as well. As for the tummy time, I got a few tips on that as well.

It feels good knowing that I'm working towards solid therapy for Jordan.

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