Archive for December, 2009

See ya 2009!

December 31st, 2009

Oh what a year it’s been……as I sit here on the last morning of the year thinking back on the last 12 months and watching Nora play with all of her Christmas toys it makes my heart smile to just observe the pure miracle of her.

Then she asks me to close her up in her new castle tent, I peek in the window to see what she’s up to and she sweetly says “I want you to go bye-bye now mommy” and then my ushy gushy heartfeltness turns into laughing out loud and amazement in what independence my little Nora already has. That independence became very apparent on Christmas morning when we heard “I want to do it myself” many times every time we would try to show her how to work one of her new toys….oh what a stinker. :)

Christmas Eve delivered a very special present for all of us, Santa Crooms, I mean Dr. Crooms came by to visit Nora and bring her a present between surgeries…..amazing…. is the only word that comes to mind. We are so very blessed to have him in our lives. Who would have ever thought 32 months ago on the day that Nora was born such a special bond would have been formed between Dr. Crooms and our family.

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To say that Nora loved her puppy from Dr. Crooms would be an understatement.

We know that Nora is a very special girl as well as a very special medical case. But we also know that Dr. Crooms has preformed many life saving surgeries and has probably saved the life of a newborn before. But we’ve always wondered why Nora made such a strong impression on Dr. Crooms for him to take such a personal interest but of course not wanting to be too blunt to ask him to explain. Well I think we got our answer when I called to wish him a Merry Christmas on Christmas day and thank him for taking the time to visit Nora. I was telling him how much we appreciated him being in Nora’s life outside of the medical world and he said “I will be a part of Nora’s life as long as I am around. She is such a special miracle and reminds us all of how life should be.”

Thank you Dr. Crooms, thank you with all of our heart and soul for saving Nora’s life and being such a wonderful, caring person.

Christmas morning

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So many presents for one little girl, a brunch break was required to keep up the Christmas marathon…..

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Sooo happy :)

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An afternoon tea party in her new PJ’s

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More Christmas celebrating into the evening and Nora helped with the cooking.
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christmas-2009-036.JPG We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you a very happy New Year!


Countdown to Christmas

December 23rd, 2009

I can’t believe Nora’s third Christmas is the day after tomorrow. We have been having lots of fun getting ready for Santa and Nora is getting quite excited as well as we are. I was looking back at Christmas pictures from last year, it’s so amazing to see how much she has grown and matured. We only thought she was big stuff last year. But this year….look out, Nora is in full effect and knows all about Christmas and the goodies that come along with it. She’s already accidentally found my secret hiding spot for some of her gifts, obviously I need to get better at hiding gifts from such a big curious girl. The other day I hear her screaming from the back of the house “mommy! mommy! come here!” I ran back there thinking she found a spider or something that scared her but no, instead she was screaming in excitement because she got a peek of her new Wubbzy doll. Thankfully she didn’t see Wubbzy’s friend Daisy who she requested from Santa along with more books and puzzles. Although I think she’s too young still to wonder why Santa’s gift was here before Christmas but we’ve learned to never under estimate Nora’s smarts, because she has quite a lot of them. :)

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Picking out the tree

Nora tried on her Christmas dress last week and it made her so excited she put on her boa and got dancing fever. Nora is one dancing, singing little cutie pants. I’ve been counting up all the songs she sings word for word, she’s up to at least 15 songs and the list is still growing with her adding Christmas songs to her repatwar. Yesterday she made up her first original song which I’m sure will fast become a greatest hit. “Turn around and touch your knees, I love singing my ABC’s!”

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Click here to see Nora busting wiggly moves in her Christmas dress

Click here to see part 2 of Nora dancing in her “fancy shoes”

Click here to see Nora singing Jingle Bells
(sorry for the darkness of the video, it was taken in at night the car on the way to see Christmas lights)

Nora is doing great…. eating good, overall having good BM’s, gaining good weight and growing tall. I haven’t measured her in a while but I know she’s gaining length by the way a lot of her pants have turned into highwaters all of a sudden. We are very happy with her progress and are looking forward to starting off the new year, I have a feeling it’s going to be the best one yet. :)

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(as you can see, Nora is quite fond of her boa)



Nora Photo Site

December 3rd, 2009

We have added a new blog category (on the left side menu) to include a Nora photo site for those of you who just can’t get enough of our precious sweetheart! I will continue to post pictures on this blog but we take so many more pictures than I post and we wanted to have a separate site to be able to share more pics with friends and family. Enjoy! :)


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