FINALLY... AN UPDATE!
I know.. I know. I'm in trouble with many of you for not updating Maddie's blog. I apologize. I'm loving the blogging world and getting to know other families, but neglecting mine at the same time. So here it goes. It has been awhile, so if you will, please travel back to May/June timeframe with me.
I wanted to go back this far because this is when Madison finally hit a huge milestone...about two weeks before she turned two, Madison started walking! Yeah! I was so excited! It completely amazes me how much Madison's broken heart affected her development. (especially watching her development along side a twin.) There is a huge difference. Prior to transplant, her little body was too tired and weak to meet those much needed milestones. I've learned that those milestones are important and actually must be met throughout development. Post transplant, Madison has done amazing and is slowly catching up with her brother.
Fast forward to June 10. This was Cooper and Madison's birthday. I was an emotional mess that day. (since Madison's transplant, I can become an emotional mess at any moment... it's becoming embarrasing..) Last year at this time, I had no idea just what our little family was heading for. I had no idea that we were facing a hurricane...head on, BUT we made it!
I loved Cooper and Madison's birthday. Although we had a lot to celebrate, I didn't want to have a traditional birthday party this year. I just wanted to spend the entire day with my little family. Mark laughed at me as he would catch me tearing up every now and then. I loved being a mom on that day. I tried so hard to soak up every minute.
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