Monday, February 27, 2012

So Much Better

I am over the moon to say that Cora is finally on the mend. 

She's gotten her spunk back, if not all of her energy.  She's definitely lost a bit of ground, which we are slowly working to get back.  She's pretty slouchy when sitting up and really does not want to crawl or be on her tummy at all.  She's gotten pretty used to sitting in my lap watching her favorite shows and now is not too thrilled that I'm putting her on the hard floor and getting her to work.  But that means she's doing better, doesn't it?

The break in our regularly scheduled lives hasn't been a total loss though.  This morning Cora surprised me by demonstrating her now perfect pincer grasp, as she gingerly grasped Cheerio after Cheerio, depositing them in her mouth until it was full.

She has become a pickier eater, although I did break down and introduce her to dairy in the form of honey flavored greek yogurt, which is probably the main reason she is back up another 3 ounces today. Yes, she's up to 16 pounds again! 

And I don't want to get too ahead of myself over here, but I can't really help but announce that I think that Cora signed "milk" for the first time today.  Not 100% sure, and given the fact that O-Beanie-One often chooses not to demonstrate all that she is able to do, we'll have to wait and see.  But I have a feeling that she was signing today!

We're going to continue to try to regain a normal flow over here, maybe even doing some outings later in the week, if all goes well. 

Thank you all for hanging in there with me through my worrying and complaining.  My lovely girlie and I thank you from the bottom of our very relieved little hearts.

A little thinner, but still oh so cute.  Or maybe even cuter...

So happy to be outside again, even if it's freezing in Portland.

"What?  Is there something on my face?"


  1. YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! So happy!!!!

  2. Wow, looks liks she bounced back BEAUTIFULLY!! Btw, Sammi always got pickier and pickier about her food every time she got sick. :-(

  3. I just started reading your blog today. What a strong beautiful bright eyed angel.
    I can't speak for everyone that have had Downs in their lives- just me- but I see her picture and am thrilled for you, and a little jealous that I don't know her. So sorry you've had to see her go through so much already, but very happy that she's doing so much better.

  4. So happy for you guys and so glad the sprout 'do and the Cora smile are back in business!

  5. Yeah! So glad she's doing better : ) I have been thinking of you guys.

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  7. Happy, happy girl! So glad she's doing better.

  8. Yay! I had been thinking about you guys! I'm SO happy she's feeling better!

  9. Love to see Cora happy! And I really love her ponytail:)


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