Thursday, January 15, 2015

When Cast #9 is Off, We Play

We took cast Number Nine off this past Saturday.  Allyn spent almost eleven weeks in this past cast.  We asked that her surgeon let her go longer periods in each cast since we haven't seen any correction in the past year and would like to keep her at least in a holding pattern for as long as possible to delay any surgeries.  I thought the extra few weeks would be tough, but it was just more of the same.  And I'm hopeful that this cast provided some correction and he will let us continue casting as long as we are seeing results. 

But when casts come off, you MUST have fun  Get wet, get messy, get clean, etc.  We live in a weird hyper-aware state around the Scarbrough House.  But in cast off week, we let loose (a little bit).

Saturday we had a super busy day.  Our annual homeowner's meeting was that morning at the same time as Nolan's first ice skating lesson.  So Ben took both kids to the rink so I could attend the meeting.  Afterward, we took the cast off and Allyn did not nap.  Ben and Nolan headed to Nolan's first snow skiing lesson.  And when they got home we headed up to Timber Ridge at Lake Geneva. 
Someone really loved the baby pool area on day one.  We did the swing and did a lot of walking around in the water.  

 And a certain brother went down the slide no less than 30 times. 
 It's his favorite.
The boys wanted to stay late and play.  I was tired and Allyn was hungry so we came back to the room to rinse off and get a snack.  Love this little peanut so much.   
 We all got up early the next morning to hit the park again.  We stayed until we had to check out of our room and then headed back south.  It was nice to be able to do something special for Nolan.  And it was also nice that Allyn enjoyed it a little bit more this time.  I'm hopeful that a beach trip later this year won't be a total bust.  
 And then this past Tuesday little dolly got her second ever haircut.  I decided to get it just short enough so that it does not go all the way into the cast.  She just has the best softest sweetest hair and I couldn't go too short.  Even if she refuses to let me pull it up or back or put a bow in it. 
This adorableness lasted from about 11:15 until just after lunch.  But it sure was cute.
And GOOD NEWS.  Allyn is getting around a lot better now.  She is all over a tall kneel, she can easily go from sit to stand and pull up on stuff and is doing some cruising.  We finally got the part we needed for her gait trainer on order so I am hopeful that will get us using that more.  AND she is talking so much more now.  She still has trouble with making a lot of sounds and is deleting end consonants but she is saying a lot of sentences and we can understand her.
Thank you to every single person who has ever said a sweet prayer or thought over this precious girl or our family.  It really does mean a lot and when we make great strides in such a short period of time I just can't help but be thankful for everyone that thinks the world of this little doll.  

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