Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Cast is Off

It has been 5 long weeks for this sweet little girl!

She has been such a trooper through it all. She has spent lots of hours playing with play dough, doing puzzles, and "reading" her books.

The first few weeks she sat pretty still, scared to really move too much. In the last couple of weeks, she has crawled everywhere...and got pretty fast at it too!

She also learned a trick or two. Her favorite was balancing on one leg!

Today, she got the beloved pink cast taken off.

Bless her little heart, her skin was SO dry and cracked.

She did not want to try to stand, much less walk! When we finally convinced her to stand up, she would only stand on one leg! At least she had been practicing.
Of course, the first thing that she did when we got home was take a bath! She sure has missed taking a real bath!
Trust me, I have too! With all the hair she has, the sponge bath did not work well. I will spare the details of what my poor baby girl had to go through just to have clean hair!

I know it will take time, but I am so ready to have her back to her normal two year old self. Before this, I had taken for granted just how much she could do on her own! Hopefully, in the next couple of days she will be running and jumping - or at least walking again.


Grape News said...

For those of us "watching" it doesn't seem like it's been 5 weeks. Congrats! And enjoy! (thank goodness I've never been there--me or my kiddies)

Tim, Kristen & Megan said...

That is so good that her cast is off! It sounds like she was a real trooper through it all!