Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Correction!




Well, it turns out Ava is NOT having surgery this Friday. She will visit U of M for her preop visit, which is much easier for this grandma to swallow. I can handle not attending the preop visit, although I am sending a list of questions for Laura to ask the surgeon. This surgery is completely freaking me out. And for me, the only way to rid myself of fear is to learn. Somehow, knowing the details demystifies the procedure and makes the fear manageable. Hopefully, this esteemed surgeon/professor/department head will have a personality and be willing to talk to Laura in layman's terms. Sometimes docs with the best credentials are complete duds when it comes to people skills. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Ava loves to play peek-a-boo. She covers your eyes with her hands and you have to ask, "Ava! Where are you??" And I do mean you HAVE to ask. Otherwise the hands don't come down and she shouts "A-Buh!" Well, this weekend we were playing yet another game of peek-a-boo, her hands covering my eyes, when all of a sudden my "Ava!" was followed by the cutest little voice exclaiming, "Wha-ah-you!" I couldn't believe my ears! This is a child who has an extremely limited vocabulary, basically mama and amma, with an occasional A-buh when asked her name. And now she wants to know wha-ah-you?


I'm right here, baby, anytime you need me!


I love you, Ava, more than sunshine or ice cream, gentle rain or love notes.

You're the best thing in my world.

*kisses from Grandma*

8 comments:

Kerry said...

:):) LOVE her talking!! Brady isn't there yet, but he will also leave the blanket over his face until you say, "Where are you?" Thanks for the update - always thinking of Ava :)

Laura said...

I, too, find knowing all the facts makes things a bit more managable. I hope Laura gets the answers you all need and the doctor has a good bedside manner!
Ava sounds like a doll, I remember those peek-a-boo days fondly. You all will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Tara said...

Good for you for sending questions with Laura!! I agree with you, it's so much easier when you feel informed. I will be checking back for an update on everything.
I love how she's talking. I'm sure you get goosebumps everytime!

Heather said...

That is PRECIOUS! I bet you were floored!:)
I hope you get the answers you are looking for and that they help you feel better.

Julie said...

Way to go Ava!! Noah is saying more and more these days and it lights up our world. I hope you get the answers you are looking for . You are in my prayers.

Katie said...

Its so wonderful to hear their "little voices", awww :)
I hope the doctor is easy to talk to and you get all the info you need.
take care xxoo

Every minute counts.... said...

I will be praying for you guys!!

I hope that the dr gets your questions answered even if it is only on paper!

Noel

GINNYCOR@AOL.COM said...

I WAS ON MY GRANDSON TYLER'S WEBSITE, TYLERJOSEPH.NET AND CAME ACROSS A LINK TO YOURS. IT WAS WONDERFUL READING THE LOGS FROM A GRANDMA CONCERNING AVA.

THINKING OF YOU,
GRANDMA GINNY