Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I am optimistic that 2013 will be a great year for Gracie.

Gracie made it through Christmas remaining healthy and happy!  It was such a fun Christmas.  Gracie picked out two cookies to put on a special snowman plate for Santa.  4 days later she insisted on putting another plate of cookies under the tree for Santa.  I'm not sure if she thought Santa was very hungry or if she thought she might get more presents.  Hmmmm.  This morning as we passed by a Walgreen's store on our way to work and daycare, Gracie informed me that Santa was "bye bye".  There had been some inflatable Santas in the window of the store.  I told her that he was indeed bye bye and that he had gone back to the North Pole to be with his reindeer.  She repeated that back to me and seemed to contemplate that for a bit and accepted what mommy had told her to be true.

So Santa brought Gracie a bounce house for Christmas.  What was Santa thinking?  It takes up half of our family room!!!  Gracie loves it though and I'm hoping it will get her to be a little more active this winter when it is too cold to go outside.

Gracie enjoyed spending time with my family on Christmas Day, Skyping with Grandma and Grandpa D the day after Christmas, and celebrating daddy's birthday on New Years Eve.

We also went forward with giving Gracie her DTaP vaccination on our Christmas vacation.  This is the vaccination that jump started her nasty seizure disorder (Infantile Spasms) at 15 months of age.  We talked with her neurologist and met with a pediatric physician that is an expert on vaccinations.  With their advice we proceeded with it.  She was VERY tired for three days afterward, but no real indications of any additional seizure activity.  Thank you God!

I'm attaching a few photos of Gracie's Christmas fun!!!! (Blog issues...the pictures are on the post below this one!)

Lisa, Jeff, and Gracie

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