It has been just three and a half months since we went ‘public’ with Addison’s story on Global BC. Our little baby has done so much growing up in those weeks…she is changing before our eyes. It’s something all parents experience but I think we probably celebrate just a little bit more when Addison learns something new. Her most recent discoveries? Chewing on her toes and rolling around in the ‘happy baby’ pose.
Addison’s gross motor skills are a little delayed. The physiotherapist says that is to be expected given her four weeks in the hospital and more weeks recovering from her heart transplant surgery. I have unsubscribed from those weekly “your baby -what to expect” emails. Clearly Addison is blazing her own path!
We have a pretty quiet Christmas weekend planned – especially because we aren’t big on gifts, as I explained in an earlier post. But we plan to cherish every moment with Addison. I know this is such a busy time for everyone, however please take a moment to give one gift that can save lives…the best part is, it doesn’t cost you a penny. Register as an organ donor and discuss your wishes with your family. It could mean a second chance for someone who has so much living ahead of them.
Elaine, Aaron and Addison