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.

6.03.2008

New casts

Jordan had her feet casted once again to get her new shoe inserts. It has been SO long since her ankles have had extra support. I look forward to being able to help her feel a lot more comfortable while we hike all over the place this summer.

When we got to the orthotic company, I was worried she would be really cranky and uncooperative. But she changed moods really rapidly and was really very sweet during the casting process. She played with the foot molds (that the blue thing on her left foot in the picture). She was happy to hold onto the molds and admire them (she was calling them her foot by saying: "I got my foot Mommy!"). She was sweet even after she got a little boo boo on one foot.

After her appointment, we walked to Cam's school and picked him up to celebrate the end of the school year. Jordan is on a three year countdown until her Kindergarten experience. That's a strange thought. On our walk home, we noticed a neighbor who has a four (almost 5) year old son and twin girls who are four months younger than Jordan. We spent time over there. It was so fun to see Jordan starting to build a friendship with girls who live so darn close to our house. Play friends so nearby. It's very exciting. The girls played in their backyard pool - Jordan didn't have her swimsuit but I just let her go crazy in her underwear. Jordan also decided it was cool to use their bathroom - she made four pit stops. (Only one was productive) She didn't want to go home and cried all the way. I didn't mind, Cam was pretty upset about going home as well.

1 comment:

twin power mommy said...

My girls saw jordans pic this morning and they couldn't stop talking about how cute she was. They wanted to know everything about her. I was explaining to them how Jordan was created "special" just like caitlyn's "lilly" leg. Caitlyn really liked seeing another kid with something special like her.
She smiled when she saw jordan getting her leg wrapped. She said, "momma, that's what they do to lilly when we go to johnsons orthopedics".
They were asking me how jordan does her day to day stuff without another hand to help grab things. I was glad i had the opportunity to explain what happened to Jordan and how awesome our Lord is. He can use all things for His good.
Your daughter is just amazing! It must be such a joy for you being around her! :D