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.


27 Months Old!

27 months old. It's pretty amazing. There's so much amazing happening these days. We're having full conversations. Jordan is trying as hard as she can to butt heads with me, but I'm trying to stand tall. Her talking took up another notch this month... She not only states fact and asks/demands things, she's holding her own in conversations. For some reason, I think it's stinking cute.

Her walking and stair use improved a lot this month as well. She's really holding her own. It's incredible.

What's most incredible is just how she's a little person. She bates her brother. Her brother bates her. It's difficult to listen through the noise and yelling, but it's an amazing process to watch. When the kids get along, it's pretty great. They ACTUALLY have conversations. They're short, but great.

Other awesome things Jordan is doing: Singing and singing and singing. Her favorite songs can pop up at any moment. She'll sometimes sing with the piano. Often I'll find her singing to a doll or an animal when she's playing alone. Lately, I've also found her showing stuffed animals and dolls how to go potty. She isn't doing it yet, but there are many very knowledgable dolls in our household.

This is a amazing age and I'm so proud of everything she can do. I look forward to finding ways to help her prosthetic function better and looking for ways to help get her ankle structure proper. Seriously, I want to get this girl into sandals!! Those ankles have to get fixed before I have my shoe wish!


twin power mommy said...

so, now tell me what is going on with her ankles and feet? i thought that i read all that i could on your site, but perhaps i missed some stuff. i see that you said she had the amniotic band on her arm, but was the same true for her legs?

i constantly struggle with finding shoes for my caitlyn. there's always one foot bigger than the other, sandals are hard because she can't wear her brace with any of 'em. i usually buy sandals with velcro straps on both ankle and bottom foot parts. they seem to work well (except that she's missing the brace that helps her walk properly). Oh well (sigh) i do the best i can! :)

NerdyMom said...

For some reason, Jordan's leg structure is forming improperly -- Her physical therapist says it's probably because Jordan's body just tried to use her legs differently. Her knees were bowed in, her ankles are still turning in. We're using inserts to try and help. Actually, it is helping. Her knees are normal, but we're still trying to get her ankles and feet fixed up!