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.


Rolling and giggling

Have I mentioned that Jordan can't pay attention when I'm feeding her these days? It's a very standard issue for babies at this age. The world is exciting, and she doesn't want to miss any moment that is happening behind her when she's eating. So she eats a little, turns around to look at something... then returns to eat. I was late for almost everything by 10 minutes this week because of her attention defecit issues. I don't mind. I just have to plan the feedings better until she gets over the attention thing.

Then there's the rolling thing. I'm still thrilled. I couldn't get her to do it during her occupational therapy session on Friday. But she's still able to roll when I'm watching. I've got to get her to do it more often and around more people.

Have I mentioned that I got a new phone? It's a nerdy nerd phone. But as you may have noticed in my last video posting -- the phone has a video camera and a little still camera on it. So I'm snapping pictures at everything Jordan and Cam are doing. I've stopped dragging the really nice camera to every appointment... Since a camera phone picture is okay for a blog. It's not really great for photo frames, but really -- How many pictures do I really print? Very few.

Jordan is one step closer to her first real prosthetic. This is a picture of her wearing the top portion of it. There's no bend to it yet. The prosthetist ordered a hand, but it's the size of Cam's hand... Way too big for Jordan. So now the hand part is delayed. We're also still looking for a better way to hold it onto her arm... A simple strap isn't enough and it doesn't let her move her hand enough to the center. So we have to keep working on that as well. Jordan' not too thrilled about it all... And so far, I don't think this tool is much of a tool. But if we just practice with wearing something on her arm, I have to believe we're doing something.

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