Well, this last few weeks has been a whirlwind of changes, growth, and so many other parts of life. Alyssa’s over all appearance has become so much more vibrant. Her hair was even glistening…well most of it. She has had a couple trims but never anything substantial. As I looked at her from across the room yesterday her hair looked like it was in a short bob the way it was tucked under her ears. The gears in my head began to turn. It had just gotten to the point where she had to wear it up because it was so straggly at the ends. This morning as I plotted bath time I wondered how Neil would feel about me cutting it. I sent a text that read “You OK if I cut Alyssa’s hair?” to which he replied “It grows back.” … OK then… here goes nothing.
I gathered the bumbo seat, the DVD player, a bucket of toys, etc. I knew from past experience it would be like cutting a moving target LOL. There is no point in taking her to a stranger though because I know full well that a stranger touching her head would be enough for a complete meltdown. Overall she moved a lot but pretty predictably. She leans to the right when sitting in the bumbo so it took a bit of time to get the angles right. At the end of it? I am quite pleased with how it turned out 🙂 The best part? She was able to wear it down today because it is the thicker part of her hair and it is SO shiny!
Without further ado… Before
And this next one is a feat in and of itself. She will actually stand for brief moments now while holding on…until she realizes you are not helping. She was so wrapped up in what she was doing after I propped her up that she totally stood for long enough for me to catch a picture. It’s one of my favorite pictures ever 🙂
So, that is that. A day of huge change and to top it off…huge accomplishment. She had physical therapy this afternoon and rocked it hard core. She sat up for quite a few minutes, cooperated with the therapist, and overall showed that she is not messing around. The PT brought over some leg braces to try before we get the order placed for hers to see how she does with them. I seriously cannot get over how much has changed in such a short span of time. Every day I am so thankful for the people that walked into our lives in such a rough time and somehow made things seem manageable. There are so many people that I don’t think we could have made it through this without. I am so so eternally grateful to have been surrounded by so many amazing people during such a life altering time of our child’s life. Thank you all for being here 🙂