Of course this good news is slightly tempered as we found out late last week that Cecily needs yet another surgery. Her kidney reflux is not getting better so we'll tackle that and some other lingering stuff in October. For now, we're just working to get her in for a quick procedure to change her every-leaking g/j tube! Our little angel is so active that she has mananged to make the tube quite loose. She may not be crawling but she is fast and she is constantly on the move. She drags her body across the floor to get to her desired destination. She has found her way to get around and she won't be stopped.
Perhaps the best part of this week is seeing Noah really incorporate Cecily into his pretend play. As Cecilys is mobile, and she wants to be wherever he is, he pretends Cecly is a shark, or a pirate, or a superhero that is chasing him. She screams at him and tries to get his beautiful hair (her favorite target), and he adores the attention from his baby sister. The interaction is a dream come true and I think this is just the beginning of their "playing" together. Of course, this is the first time that Cecily is also "taking" his toys... this is not going over as well... but I continue to be surprised by Noah's ability to share with Cecily. He will look at her with his toy, take it, and then say, "ok Cec... you can have that one" if she so much as whimpers or gives him a funny look. (by the way these looks are also priceless...)
Noah loves to perform for Cecily because she just stares at him with pure delight. Her face lights up in the morning when he comes in to see her and he is the only person that can stop her from crying with his "happy baby" song. He created this one day and now every time she cries he sings it. He is pure magic for Cecily and Cecily is truly Noah's #1 fan. It almost makes me want to have another baby to add to the chaos... Onwards & upwards!