Elle relaxing and watching Mickey Mouse...complete with Minnie Mouse shades...she's an accessory girl!
When we got home, Elle wanted to wear the turtle she painted as a hat...I'm telling you...she's an accessory girl!
We started back with Physical Therapy on August 23 and resumed our normal 2x a week with Michelle, Elle's PT. After Elle's first open heart surgery when she was 6 months old, she came back to PT a different baby. She started wanting to sit up on her own and was initiating more developmental skills than prior to surgery. It seems like that same situation may be happening again with Elle. Pre surgery, she wanted nothing to do with the horse swing and in only her second session back, she climbed right on the horse and started trying to make it swing. This is huge for her! Not only is it a great test of balance but also core strengthening and getting her knees to bend!
We ended August with a birthday lunch for a very special 1 year old, Elle's cousin, Stella. I use the term cousin loosely because Stella is my cousin's daughter - but whatever - we're family!
We have so much to be thankful for! Elle is just doing great and we are so thrilled with her progress. She is even starting to eat more and more foods by mouth and maybe one day we won't have to depend on the feeding tube! She is growing stronger and stronger every day and never ceases to amaze us! To God be ALL the glory for her amazing recovery and continued growth!