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.


Interesting meeting

Jordan went to work with me this morning because she had a meeting with the physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor at a nearby rehab clinic in town. The doctor checks in with us every once and a while. We met up with him a year ago when I was struggling to find therapists for Jordan. Since then, he's offered his knowledge of the medical community and his knowledge of rehab to make sure we're staying on track. The state program is also keeping an eye on Jordan's needs, but I kind of like someone on the outside of the program making sure we are doing the right thing.

He's concerned about Jordan's left leg motion when she tries to walk. I agree. But after tomorrow's big First Steps meeting, I'm hoping we can up Jordan's PT time to really get her to focus on her walking skills. With that focused time, we should be able to knock out her leg motion problems. If it isn't better, the PM&R doc would like Jordan to visit with a pediatric specialist. I'm okay with that. I'm pretty sure this current physical challenge will go away with time. Oh. She's finally hit past 22 pounds. Today she was 22 pounds 4 ounces.

This evening, Jordan and I were following her brother up and down the driveway... He's a great motivator to get her walking. Suddenly she stopped, let go of my hand and just stood there for a good 20 seconds or so. My jaw dropped. She was sturdy and just reached her hand out again to keep walking. WOW. Cam was yelling: "WOW! Did you see that! That was so cool!!" I totally agree.

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