Unbelieveable that it is almost July!! I am stunned that I haven't been here to update Leah's blog since her first birthday. I apologize for my neglect. Life has been FULL.....abundantly full.....a blessing! Leah is 17 months old, and a full fledged toddler. running, climbing, exploring and trying to command the english language. sometimes skipping or fighting naps. smiling, laughing and of course doing EVERYTHING her sisters do or just about die trying. Leah can go and go and go!! She'll hang out at the beach with us ALL day and never get cranky for lack of a nap. She loves dogs and balls. When she sees a dog its, "ruff ruff" over and over & louder and louder getting increasingly excited! Eating everything we eat and more than her share. This girl can EAT!
I have so much more to share, but we have an appt in Ft. Lauderdale today to get her helmet adjusted. On March 3rd we were given the choice to put Leah in a third (and last) helmet. A part of her forehead was still a bit flat. Not super noticeable, but there was still room for improvement. Helmets only being 60% covered by insurance are still not cheap, but her daddy did not hesitate. Leah hasn't minded it one bit even though she had a 3 month break from the helmet. Now she only has 3 weeks left in her helmet!! After 18 months of age the skull growth significantly slows down...so helmets do no good. WE ARE CELEBRATING THAT THIS IS LEAH'S LAST HELMET!!! YAY!
We continue to keep Leah's head growth in prayer. We are told a there is a 4% chance that at age 5 she would need another surgery (a "touch up" if the skull (bone) doesn't fill in in all the right places). We believe that God will continue to form and mold Leah's head correctly so that she will not need another surgery. It is amazing all she has been through & at times hard to believe we even traveled that road at all. So much has changed, so much time has passed....we are so grateful that we have a normal, healthy toddler to keep our life exciting!