Before having children I had no idea how much work they could be. As a working professional, I thought I would have the "Mommy" thing wired... Oh boy how wrong could I have been! When Noah entered our lives my husband and I found ourselves wiped out after the first few days at home. I remember sitting on the couch, the house a mess, and looking at Brien (we both managed to get the flu) and thinking what have we done? We are not capable of this! But as Noah grew he taught us a few things about parenting and we've got our badges and bruises to show it. He continues to teach us about his baby sister, Cecily. The other day he lifted up his shirt and said, "See, I'm not a baby anymore because I don't have a tube anymore!" We've explained to him before about Cecily's tube but he just thinks she is going to grow out of it like he did... only he never had a tube! We love it when he talks about Cecily crawling, walking and eating. He does not see a disability. He sees a future full of abilities. And when Cecily is ready to eat, we know Noah will be there cheering her on with all the yummy stuff. We are looking forward to the day that Cecily wants to eat, too. We know it will come... but for now, we will just be grateful that the tube is working and that she is growing every day.
This past year has brought so many wonderful people into our lives. From nurses, to therapists, to doctors and the families of all the wonderful families we have met from Cecily's Closet. We are so very grateful for the support we have received over this past year. We wanted to express our continued thanks to PaintGreen and Inside Emily's Head. Both companies have partnered with Cecily's Closet in an amazing way. We will continue to work with each of them as we reach out to help other families. Words can't expres our gratitude! If you need a painter or a muralist, please contact them! Not only are they excellent at what they do - but they are extraordinary people.
Next week Cecily begins the gauntlet of medical appointments. October is a busy month with about 20 different appointments to check out Cecily from her head to her toes! We are excited to show her team of doctors and nurses how well she is doing. And regardless of what the Doctor's think... we know our angel is thriving, just like her compassionate, supportive brother! Onwards and upwards!