In Case You Missed the Big News…

I had planned to write this elaborate post about how amazing Lola is doing with her walking, but I have a little baby boy (two months today!) who is wanting to be near his mama. And today I’m choosing to embrace his need to be close because time is indeed flying by. I don’t want to be that mom who wishes she had put down the technology in order to be more present in her life. I want to be an active part of it. So I’ll simply let you see for yourself how well Lola is walking… I literally watch these videos several times a day. I’m so proud of our daughter and all of the hard work she has put in to achieve this incredible milestone....
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Only One More Left

Thursday my mom drove Lola and me to therapy with Moisés. It is hard to believe we only have one more session left with him. I’ve been a bit emotional lately and I was in tears telling him how much he has meant to our family. The physical strength and transformation we have seen in Lola is all thanks to Moisés. You could see the happiness he felt knowing how far Lola has come. His quote of the day was “she’s doing so great” which of course was like music to our ears. Lola spent most of the time vertical in what Moisés calls the “ligas”. This is crucial for Lola’s balance and it helps for her to understand the feeling of being upright. She did amazing! She...
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Nine Months Old and Creeping

Dear Lola, Today you turn nine months old! I was going to write a long, sappy love letter to you as I normally do each month, but you did something miraculous yesterday and I think it’s pretty important. Yesterday baby girl, you began to creep backwards! We were told that you would maybe be creeping by Christmas, but clearly you have an agenda of your own. Your will and determination always amaze me and every time I question if I can accomplish something. . . I simply think of you. I know you have never given up and I promise I will always follow in your footsteps. Some day I will explain the importance of this video, but until then we’ll just show everyone else what an amazing...
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Phase Ten of PT – Balance and Crawling II

Seeing that we are super busy tomorrow, I changed Lola’s PT appointment with Moisés to today. Moisés is generally late, but simply because he spends so much time with his clients. Today Rob managed to sneak away from work for a bit so Lola and I were entertained while we waited. [frame align=”center”][/frame] [frame align=”center”][/frame] [frame align=”center”][/frame] We were finally called back and the first thing Moisés wanted to do was simply see Lola play. She rolled over, she tried pushing up on her arms, she sat unassisted for the longest period of time yet. He had such fun just watching her be herself. He is never shy about giving praise and today he was thrilled with her progress. I asked if Lola was starting to lose her...
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Right before our very eyes

So while I’ve caught the post-roll from Lola on camera, I had yet to see her roll over myself…that was until this morning.  My mother and I were hanging out in Lola’s room while Lola was happily playing on her playmat.  Then we noticed her starting to do this weird head tuck thing and we quickly realized she was going in for the roll.  She kept ducking her head while trying to hoist her right leg over her left leg.  My mother and I began to cheer her on as she continued to do this for at least another five minutes.  Then suddenly it happened…she got her little butt right over.  It was so awesome to see for ourselves!  Sure I’m happy that she rolled, but I’m more...
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