My little princess has been growing and changing in so many ways lately. I am so proud of her and all that she's accomplished; she loves to name the members of her family (Anthony is "nah nah" and Eddie is "ed, ed, ed" and Penny is just a growling sound - poor Penny, she rarely if ever growls, but this is what Mia associates with Penny!) and she is "calming" down a bit with her food obsession. I always have to have food with me; however, for example we can walk Eddie into school without a bag of cereal or goldfish. Before, she would get upset if she asked for food and I didn't have any on me - never let that happen again! Food shopping isn't quiet as difficult as it had been either - she will only have me open one or two bags of food!
Also, you know from reading my last post that Mia has been opening up her heart more. She has approached the dance teacher and even held her hands. It makes this mommy so very happy to see her girl accept and give affection more easily. If you read Meaghan Grace's blog, or more specifically her post from March 29th, you can see Mia leaning in to give hugs to Meg. My heart just about leaped out of my chest, my smile was bigger than ever ~ Mia is comfortable, content and I think she can feel how much we all love her and that we will always be around for her. . . always.
When I have time to really sit and think about why Mia has some of these issues, it is almost too much to bare. Did she spend much time alone in her crib without being touched? How often did she ache for some attention and wait to have her needs met? Did she go hungry sometimes? often? I have so many questions, being her mommy and spending so much time with her, I think I know the answers to these questions. Being her mommy and loving her as I do, I can assure her from now on that that will never happen again. It is just those "feelings" that she will have, for how long I don't know. . . I hope not forever.
But, Mia has been home for about 7 months and look at her progress ~ it is amazing!
Thursday, Mia has her ped. cardiologist appointment. Most likely her VSD is still closing, but those words the doctor said "a chance it could reopen" have stuck with me. There are no signs to indicate this; however, I'm her mom and I worry. I'll be happy when the appt. is over and we have our good news again.
Mia's ready to dance!
Is someone's hair growing a bit too??