I think we’ve all said it at some point. “There just are not enough hours in the day to get it all done.” Yet, at the same time I’m pretty sure even if there were 36 hours in a day I’d still procrastinate things to the point where there wasn’t enough time to get it all done. I have blogger’s guilt though. Tsk Tsk! It never really occurs to me how far behind I am until someone asks for a link to my blog. Yikes! LOL! I’m going to try to work on getting back in the rhythm of updating. The time that lays blank on the blog most certainly was not left blank in real life. We made it through the holidays unscathed and with family bonds still intact. That’s gotta say something about how much we love the people that surround us…right?
December was a bit of a balancing act. It was a month of eating for Alyssa. She has officially gone from the child who screamed at the sight of food to the child who will drop everything to eat. It’s kind of amazing really. Although sometimes I get frustrated at the fact she wants to tug at my arm because I’m not moving fast enough. The reality is deep in my brain I know that is her first step toward self feeding. She still gets a tubefeed ever so often but it is typically due to the fact we’ve had a rough day or a lot of stuff going on. For the most part she is taking all her food by mouth and liquids via g-tube. As excited as we are… I think the grandmas are even more so. Nothing like getting to feel like you are back in a position to comfortably nourish your grandbaby.
2011 has been good to us so far. We’ve all managed to be in good overall health and I’m trying to make this the year that I spend a bit more time taking care of me. Alyssa has been benefiting from my need for more time outdoors as well. She tall enough this year that she can properly reach the pedals on her AmTryke. The first time on it and she was already rocking it back and forth. I think by the end of the summer I’ll be chasing her down the road. HA!
Hard to believe Alyssa’s birthday is just around the corner. She’s come so very far this year. Overcome so much! I have a few battles we are going to have to fight this year (that’ll be another blog post) but I have a feeling this year is going to be an amazing one for her. I feel like the trifecta of intolerance testing/chiropractic/modern medicine has really finally all come together to give her the opportunity to be the strongest and most determined kiddo she can possibly be.
We’ve been working on doing more things as a family and the latest was going to the mini grand prix. This kid? Is a daredevil! LOL! She loved going as fast as the car would go, flying on the airplanes, and zooming on the rollercoaster. We were worried she’d have a hard time on the rollercoaster but it wound up being daddy who had the hardest time! HA! Ah well we had a great night nonetheless!
See the look of fierce determination? haha. She had to help me steer the whole time…even when we were stationary. It’s definitely something we’ll do again! Of course… we’ll do it again on a week night! Much nicer than being lost in a sea of kids.
I hope 2011 is off to a happy start for all of our friends. My goal is to make it the best year we’ve had so far! I think with the people we’ve got surrounding us? That goal is HIGHLY attainable! 🙂