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.


Sweet times with my girl

Look at that amazing baby!
Originally uploaded by Jen Reeves.
So we had a quick trip to St. Louis yesterday and we had a chance to take her to the Magic House. It was SO cool. It's really a place for toddlers and older, but there's a baby room that Jordan really liked. There was a little ball pit for her to enjoy and she loved the mirror. There's one at school for her to enjoy, but I don't usually get to watch her play with it. We have to go back there soon. It was just too great. We did meet a little baby who was born two days before Jordan. It was kind of interesting to analyze her abilities. The only major difference is how they sit. Jordan is very upright and rigid with the way she sits. This little girl was on the move. She had just started crawling and when she sat, she would just bend in every direction. That's exactly why Jordan's therapists are working on her sitting skills. The best part of that meeting: There were three moms of babies including Jordan and I. At one point, one of the moms commented on how her baby grabs her face when she nurses her. I had to say how Jordan grabs my face with her hand on one side, and she grabs my face with her foot on the other side. For real! She has skilled toes.

Jordan also got to go to a school picnic today. She smiled and cooed and talked to a bunch of people. What was really cool was how happy she was to see one of her teachers. She actually hugged her face with her little arm. Happy stuff.

I'm pretty sure something's going on with Jordan's teeth. She's just acting a little off. Her nose is extra drippy. She's cranky a little faster. (And she is rarely cranky) She missed a nap for the school picnic tonight, so hopefully she'll still sleep though the night. Both kids woke up at 7:40 this morning. A rare late Saturday morning wake up.

Oh, one other thing. The kids played together again today. She has this toy that I dubbed "baby crack" when she was little. It is one of those toys you can play with laying down... and now it can be played with sitting up. You hit the toy and it lights up and talks and plays music. Cam was showing Jordan how to play and he was cheering her on when she hit the toy. It's just the beginning of their friendship.


chumly said...

With medical wonders and artificial limbs, she will be fine and is a beautiful baby. I have 3 grandchildren and love them all. My one grandaughter has dyslexia and is doing great. Love goes a long long way.

Jen said...

Yup. I know she'll be fine. Limbs or no limbs. She's going to rock this world.