Laelia is happy

Laelia Day yesterday just about kicked my tush! :) Laelia loved it. She wanted to play ball, but as soon as I settled into that game, she wanted me to read every single baby book we owned. After that she asked me for random things around the house by saying, “Gah!” then rewarding me with smiles for the things I guessed correctly. She hoarded them in a pile and when we ran out of things I could hand her (“Can’t have the TV, honey!”) she handed them all back to me to put away. Then she wanted to text people using my phone, but I managed to sneak around her and cancel all the messages. Then she wanted to play on the computer, then she wanted to watch KPBS, then she wanted to repeat everything I said back to me, then she wanted cookies, and it went on and on. My little one has endless energy! The only thing I put my foot down on was the diaper change. She was poopy and had to have it changed. Sorry kiddo. By the time Charley got home around 6:00 PM, I told him he had to celebrate without me while I stared at the wall. :) He told me to take a nap while he spoiled the baby. It was the sexiest thing I’d ever heard. :)

Laelia can now say, “TWO,” when you ask her how old she is.   And she can almost say, “YAYEEA,” when you ask for her name. :) Still can’t say, “Mama,” though. Stinker! :)

One time yesterday I was walking across the room and looked back to see my daughter lying on her side with her legs crossed at the knee. I started to cry. She has never been able to cross her legs before. She has crossed her feet, but never her legs. Her hips couldn’t do it before. I’ll have to get a picture of that tonight. (Laelia forbid Mommy to play with the camera on Laelia Day… only baby could play with it.)

The doctor said we could try some new hip stretches now that her hips have more range of motion, but they’ll be painful. But since he removed the connector bar from the casts to avoid future slipping, we needed to start stretching that area so the hips don’t freeze. I’ll probably start trying that tonight. (Obviously there were no stretches on Laelia Day. Chelsea came over to do them, but ended up being taken captive by Laelia Day instead. :))

Laelia was a very happy, spoiled little girl last night. Her legs are still a little sensitive to touch, and diaper changes make her cry, but she’s able to move around a lot more. She turned in a full circle a few times yesterday very slowly. She also tolerated lying on her back and on her side too.

She did fuss last night when Laelia Day was over and it was bedtime. Her Daddy knelt beside her crib and told her that she was the best baby in the whole world, and that we would take good care of her and do everything in our power to keep her out of the hospital. Then she settled and went to sleep.

She’s my good girl.

One Response to “Laelia is happy”

  1. Joann S says:

    I agree: Laelia is the best baby in the world and so are her parents. Both of you are so patient–you said it was a lot for Laelia to have her casts redone (what –3 times?) Who could blame her for screaming for so long! It had to be very hard on you also to watch her suffer. What a perfect idea to dedicate the rest of the day to Laelia.
    I really enjoy the videos of Laelia. Besides being very smart and beautiful, she seems also very musically inclined.

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