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.


Battery failure

Jordan's battery on her prosthetic just flat out failed. So it should be back home by tomorrow for her using enjoyment again. She has been pretty uninterested in using the passive prosthetic. It isn't heavy and she can move it around more... But she's been pretty off balance using it.

I guess I didn't realize how she actually has come to rely on her prosthetic. It gives her a center of balance. It also gives her some substance to hold onto things. At the same time, she's really good at holding on to items with her little arm... And her chin. The chin has become a really important holding point on her body -- it helps her turn things around or temporarily hold something on its way to her little arm. It's amazing to watch. I really need to capture a bit more video of her walking and holding skills!

At the same time, Jordan is gooky. Her nose is running, she's coughing a lot. No fever and I still am pretty sure it's because she's making the many teeth she still needs to grow. Either way, all that mucus is causing a lot of really icky diaper problems. I've got her on the BRAT diet again, but I haven't seen much improvement. I might return to bland, but non-BRAT food. I can't quite decide.

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