Monday, May 19, 2014

1 Amazing Year!

Hello from sunny Arizona!  
We are almost hitting 100 degrees already, and it's official.
Usually I get ill at the thought of facing another summer, but we have had a super busy year, so we are ready to chill out a little bit, enjoy swimming and splash pads, and go on plenty of ice cream dates to cool off. :)
Tomorrow is May 20.  Exactly 1 year ago my Lucy had her Dega Pelvic Osteotomy.  If you aren't sure what that means, here's a link to describe her surgery.  (YIKES!)
It doesn't feel like a year ago at all… It feels like a really, REALLY long time ago.  I guess that's because Lucy is amazing me every single day, and I honestly don't feel like I have as much of the constant worry that I used to.  (Notice I said 'as much.'  There's still a ton of anxiety and worry every single day, but it's better.)
So, what have we been up to?!  
Lucy just completed her first year of preschool.  It was probably the best decision we have ever made, putting her in this school.  She has the nicest friends, who have the nicest parents… therefore we are all going to be friends for life!  Her class put on a Mother's Day tea party for all the moms, and sang us a few songs, and it took every ounce of my strength not to bawl the whole time.  Seeing her sing, 'I LOVE MOMMY' made my heart burst with pride and joy. 
HERE IT IS!!!  Cutest ever...
We still are attending physical therapy, but will soon be done, and on a monitoring basis.  Lucy still… STILL has trouble going up a stair without holding on, with her left leg.  It's crazy how much muscle strength she is still working on gaining back.  
We have her enrolled in swim class, and it's been really great for her!  Our physical therapist said she gets a lot of propreoceptive input in the water, so she can really go to town!  I watch her swim every week, and I can't believe that she is the kid in the water… she looks like a 6 year old in there!  Again… PROUD!!! So proud of this girl.
The difference one year has made… 
I see all of these new parents on our hip group, and my heart really goes out to them… however, I am so happy to share our story and remind them that things will get better… I feel like my Lucy is a success story, and will continue to be a success story.  
So, with that said, the babes are waking up…
I just wanted to do a ONE YEAR post and say this:


My little fish!

Buddies for life!

You know, just hanging out playing FROZEN!

Did you know?!  Anna and Elsa live here...

Celebration lunch after the last day of school


If there is an hour that goes by that she isn't dressed up and singing LET IT GO, it's a miracle

Saying goodbye to our favorite doctor and the best surgeon in the world… Thank you Dr. Segal for treating Lucy like she is your own!  We love you!!!! 

At Disney on Ice….