Top: Getting ready for bed. Daddy made me a Mohawk (although it's hard to see in this picture). Below: Look what I learned to do this week!
Faith's first trip to the park and first experience in a swing.
This morning we took Faith on her first trip to the park. Boy did she have a terrible time! As you know she is not very fond of the outside world- but she'll get there. We are trying to get her ready for the March of Dime's walk next weekend. We aren't sure if we are going to take her or not (right now it would be like 6 miles of torture for her) but we are going to take her outside everyday this week to "train her" for the big day. Whether she goes or not Team Fighting for Faith is gearin' up for the big day next week!
Things are finally settling down here and we are falling into a routine. I took last week off of work to help with the adjustment home. I think the reason why Faith is doing so well is because we haven't left her side. Tomorrow I go back to work. I am excited to see the kids again, but a little nervous about leaving Faith. Plus I'm going to miss just being a mom! This week I finally felt like one. It's the little ordinary things that make me feel like a mommy- sweeping the floor as Faith watches TV, making dinner as she plays in her bouncy, not having to ask anyone how her day or night was because I was there for every minute of it.
This next week is going to all about letting go. One of my college professors once told me that the minute you give birth to a child every moment that follows is about letting go. We know Faith won't be home forever (maybe for the next 18 years....or whenever she wants to fly (and believe is we know she will be pushing to fly!) but for now we are enjoying every minute of it knowing that we've had a part in giving her wings to lift off. For now we'll just start one swing at a time.
-Brian, Jen and Faith