"The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. "
Zephaniah 3:17

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Baby Girl is 18 Months Old!

Ainsley is now officially a year and a half and she has become a different little person in the last 6 months! At a year, she still wasn't crawling and now she is as busy as ever crawling everywhere, cruising around the furniture and trying so hard to walk by herself. We put her in an ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) program a little over a month ago. She was evaluated and qualified for physical and speech therapy for her delays in both areas. What is so amazing about this program is that the ladies working with Ains come out to our house each week to work with her in her own environment with her own toys! She loves her new friends and the attention they giver her. :)
Our sweet Ainsley is still the happiest baby ever and she is definitely making her mark/place in our family. I call her a little scrapper all the time because when she knows what she wants, she goes after it with all that she's got. We have also seen her aggressive and competitive spirit come out a little bit with her big bro and sis. (We have no idea where or who she gets these "qualities" from. ;) She has 2 lovies - her blanket and this sweet little lamb she carries everywhere. She continues to love eating, bath time and her bed which all make her Mommy and Daddy very happy. :) Ainsley is a true joy and her beautiful smile continues to melt everyone's hearts!

We went to the doctor yesterday and here are her 18 month stats: Weight: 21 lbs (10-15th percentile - about where she has leveled out) and Height: 32 in. (50-75th percentile). She is a long and thin little thing and she continues to be a little mini me of her Mommy. :) It seems she also has inherited all of my issues as well. Please be in prayer as we look into a possible vision issue, anemia and also a possible thyroid problem. Both her therapists and her pediatrician think that the reason for some of her delays is a result of her vision possibly being off. I have horrible vision and so we know this is a definite possibility. We are doing blood work to check her thyroid this week and in early January we will take Ains to an ophthalmologist to see what is going on there. Please pray for our anxieties about our sweet little girl and for us to find out as much as we can about what is going on with her.

Despite everything, we just couldn't imagine life without this precious little angel the Lord has blessed us with! Looking back over the last 6 months, no telling where we will be when Ains turns 2! We are just loving every minute we have with all 3 of our babies! Thank you, Lord for this amazing gift of family!


David M said...

She is certainly a precious litle girl! Sometimes we define "normal" based on comparisons to self, siblings, other friends' kids, etc., but even with the "issues" you've named, we must remember Ains is normal in God's eyes. It is in His timing that she progresses w/ her development. She is a gift from God, a wonderful loving gift! I am so glad you've begun the ECI program - she will do GREAT!