What a month! I have so many fun things to report! I feel like Ryan has turned a corner this month. I’m not sure if it’s because she hasn’t been too sick (I’m sure I just jinxed it) or just that she’s a big 2 year old now, but the girl is doing so much!
Ryan’s communication skills are growing. She understands more, she knows more signs, she’s yelling to get our attention, and she can fake cough – it’s so damn cute.
Ryan is also EVERYWHERE. She has learned to turn around to get down the stairs safely (although we only let her do it while supervised), she’s climbing onto everything she can, she’s using furniture as a walker all over the kitchen, and she’s able to walk with only one hand for support. She will officially be a biped in no time!
Baby girl also got her first hair cut. Her hair is so pretty that I hated getting any of it cut off but it was looking a little too mullet-like.
The 22nd was Ryan’s 2nd birthday! We had a sweet little Mickey-themed party for her. She wasn’t feeling great because she had a stomach bug (which she promptly shared with her sister) but she’s wasn’t as sick as last year so she was able to enjoy the day. She LOVED when everyone sang for her and treated us with a round of applause!
September ended with the Cincinnati Children’s Walk for Kids. We had an absolutely beautiful day and a great group of Rooster’s Boosters to support Ryan. The walk was at the zoo this year and although it was a great idea, logistically it was a nightmare. The walk started late, the speakers rambled on, and trying to fit thousands of people into one small entrance was… well… just stupid. By the time we got in (45 minuted after we started) the zoo was chaos. We made sure we saw a couple animals and then hightailed it out of there to get some dinner before the kids (and the parents) lost it. Some of us were getting a little “hangry”. Right, Shannon? The good news is that we raised $900! Thank you to everyone who donated and came to walk… we love you all!
Looking ahead: Today Ryan got the Pneumovax 23 vaccine and in a month she’ll get blood taken to see if the vaccine took, along with some other things, and then we’ll meet with immunology.