Tuesday, July 27, 2010


She pet the dog! Gracie actually is now petting Hope. She doesn't want to pet her head but she likes to pet her back. It happened because my wonderful nieces and nephews were petting Hope and she decided to try. That's one of the coolest things about my daughter. She really tries to deal with her fears head-on. Sometimes it will take a lot of time, but she keeps trying to push through it. She's dealt with pulse oxs, blood pressure cuffs successfully. Now she's working through her dog fears and the waterfalls in the kiddie pool. I am so proud of her.

She has been going to the pool with me a couple of days a week. She says that it's more fun with her cousins. So, I try to bring them along. We also signed up for a Mommy & Me movement class. We bought her pink leotard, tights and ballet slippers. She loves putting it on. Maybe I should get a matching outfit!

We are going to see Story Book Live in a few weeks. I hope she enjoys it. I know I will since I watch so much Nick Jr. I've learned that you have to embrace it or you're going to be miserable. I am really trying to stay unmiserable so I have decided to embrace them all.

I got the report back on the possibility of finding Grace's birthparents. It basically says that the only way to find information is to find her finder (I have his name) and/or have someone check the records of the hospital and health center. I feel it is in my daughter's best medical interest if we do have at least an idea of who her birth parents could be. I need to figure out where to go from here and soon before the trail gets cold.

I go back to work in two weeks. YUCK! But, I am going to have a better attitude and enjoy the school year this year. I think I am finally getting better footing. Of course life with Grace comes with lots of surprises. I pray they are good ones.