21 Months Old!

This has been a really big month for Jordan.  She's really becoming her own person and this month proved it. 



She's turning into an independent, strong little girl.  Some of her big changes this month included a TON of words and more understanding of my words.  I can also talk a little bit of reason to her.  Often I can direct her to new locations with just giving her some motivation: "Jordan, come into the house so you can say hi to Bubba Dog." "Jordan, where is your baby? It must be in that room." Of course, there are more times when Jordan gets stubborn and won't budge.  She's starting to fall onto the ground and just scream.  Typical two-year-old stuff.  What is wonderful is watching how she's really working hard during her occupational therapy appointments.  She's trying harder to use her prosthetic.  I'm excited to get her a new and improved version so she can step up her efforts.



This past month was really special because Jordan and I got to spend time with my Aunt Jan and Uncle Chuck...  We even got to hang out with my cousin and her kids.  It was awesome to share extra hugs and smiles to family I really care about but don't get to see often enough.

Jordan is getting along a little better with her brother.  She loves to play hide and seek and chase with Cameron.  They also have this thing where they scream.  It's painful to my ears, but they think it's super funny.  Either way, I see these little brother and sister moments as a sign that they're getting along better.  We had one moment today that I thought was awesome.  We were having a non-healthy picnic of burgers and milk shakes at a local park.  Jordan loved the shake, but couldn't hold it while she drank from the straw.  Cam patiently would hold the cup while she enjoyed her drink.  It was so kind.

Jordan is finally starting to hold my hand in parking lots and throwing fewer fits about my attempts to keep her safe.  She's still closely attached to me, but she's more willing to go off with her Dad.  While she was at work with us earlier this week, I needed to continue working while her Dad was ready to leave.  So he walked her over to me, she said bye-bye and walked off to the parking lot with Dad.  I almost fell out of my seat.  It's a little sign of freedom for me.  I love our connection, but I'm thrilled to see her expanding her trust.