Sunday, April 20, 2008

Born to Fly!

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

6 comments:

Ann said...

Faith looks awesome! I'm so happy things are going well at home. The picture of Faith and dad snuggling together on the air mattress is priceless.

Good luck going back to work. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann
(www.jack-schrooten.blogspot.com)

Anonymous said...

All I have to say is it is so good to see you all doing things as a family that is not centered around the hospital! Way to go! Faith seems so happy as I am sure you all are!

Hope that today went well with Jen going to work. One more big step to take.

We love you!
JoEllen and the Nikkels

Janay & Milo said...

Hi Guys! Milo and I wanted to check in and see how things are going for you. Sounds like it's as good for you as it is for us. Milo loves the swing and swinging as high as his circut will let him go. I wish we could join you at the walk this weekend but I have to go to Colorado Springs to finish up things at my old house there and have to take advantage of my parents being here. Can't wait to go to the zoo with you! We'll talk soon I'm sure...

Miss ya-

Anonymous said...

Wow!! It's SOOO fun to see your photos of Faith at home and hear about how well she's doing. We are so excited for all of your good news! We will look for you at the March of Dimes tomorrow.
-Kaia and Grant Nesbitt

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Anonymous said...

WOW! Faith looks great. She has made huge strides since coming home. You two are doing a great job. Keep up the good work. Please give Faith a kiss for me.
Lynn