These pics aren't brand new, but they are so Ava, I had to share.
Whew! Things have been just crazy chaotic around here. I have taken to leaving myself voicemails, writing notes, and setting two alarm clocks just to minimally function. My Christmas tree STILL looks like a lonely green stick in the corner of the living room. No time to decorate this year. My Christmas baking consists of a bag of bonbons I purchased at the dollar store. I haven't even had time to return phone calls. *sorry, Linda* Pathetic, isn't it? Best of all, I had to report for jury duty this morning. Thank goodness the defense attorney used one of his peremptory challenges to get rid of me. As stressed out as I am these days, his client, who was charged with domestic assault, would have been killing time in the county jail.
On a lighter note, Ava is doing so much better. The visiting nurse has been, um, visiting every day, which is such a help for Laura. Ava still is refusing most foods by mouth, but her color is great and her spirits are high. It does my heart good to hear her laugh! I'm wondering if all these extra calories are giving her more energy. She even seems to be talking more. Today she said "Bompa", bye-bye, and luv ya. She has started hugging her stuffed toys. Also, instead of just passively enjoying her television shows she seems to really get into them now. She laughed out loud at something that Moe, the Doodlebop, did on today's episode.
I believe that your prayers and good wishes are healing our sweet little Ava. Thank you all so much for your concern and great advice. It means so much to us to have all this kindness and compassion bestowed upon us. Ava has a long way to go, for sure, but she has a great mom and dad and lots of friends and family to help make things bearable.
I love Ava so much. She's all I want for Christmas~
Happy 2nd Birthday, Ava!