Little Bella has captured the hearts of our family and everyone that meets her. We want to share her story with all.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Look at me! Count me in!


Look at this kid.  In the last two weeks she has undergone a transformation.  She has grown up!  She is no longer content to be in bed or in her room or to be a baby.  She is almost two and she is determined to prove it.  She will tell me and her nurses “No!” by shaking her head back and forth with great enthusiasm – but she strangely doesn’t understand that same “no” when we tell her not to pull hair.  :)  Ornery kid! 

We went down to the beach for my sister’s birthday – and we brought Bella.  She did really well.  She needed some oxygen during her nap which she hasn’t needed in a while and she has a slight temp this AM – but she went.  She saw.  She lived!                      Can’t you just hear her thinking what is this stuff in the second picture?  She was only out in the sun for a little while.  That skin is not used to the sun, especially the Gulf Coast sun!

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Playing with her cousin and getting ready for an IPV treatment – didn’t know that one was being taken.  :)

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This is so exciting!  She is growing up and becoming a person, not just a sweet little baby that I have to fight to keep alive.  I am actually having a hard time wrapping my head around discipline for Bella and planning for the future.  As one of her therapists said, “You haven’t allowed yourself to go there, have you?”  Um…no.  I still find myself liking a song on the radio and thinking, “That would be perfect for Bella’s funeral.”  I think Bella wants to stick around.  I don’t think I’ve given her enough credit.  She is here to stay, she says, and I had just better get used to it!  :)


Cammie Heflin said...

How wonderful to see her out on the beach!! Yeah Bella!

Lacey said...

Oh my gosh, you don't know how great it is to see her on the beach! She looks like Zoey in those pictures!

Junior said...

Loving the beach pictures. Bella looks so good.

Heather said...

Slow and Steady ..

Hard to believe that so much time has passed since I first began following your sweet girl.She was just an itty bitty thing,just starting to find her way and look at her now.So grown up indeed and at the beach nonetheless.Miss Zoey and her would have a blast together, I am certain of it.And I second what Lacey said,she and Zoey are similar ... both such mighty little fighters.

Much love from California.