Since Finley has become verbal, she knows what she wants. Deep down, I really love this about her. It can be very hard trying to compromise with an extremely strong willed 2 year old that talks well, at times. One of her favorite things that she says to me on a daily basis is that she “want to sleep my momma.” She’s in a “big girl bed” and we’ve been really lucky with an easy transition. Nap time, on the other hand, has been different. I think because she can see all her toys and books it’s to tempting to stay in bed. So, when she started asking to sleep in my bed during nap time, I gave in. I usually get her to sleep (falling asleep myself for about 20min) and then walk out to get something done. Today, as Finley laid peacefully in my arms, rubbing my face I couldn’t help but think about the time I was getting to spend with her. That moment in time. I was holding her like an infant. Cradling her and tickling her limbs to get her to rest. It made me reflect on the time she was an infant. That time that I didn’t get to bond with her, because life was literally turned upside down. To this day, when I think about that time, a wave of nausea comes over me. So, am I making up for that lost time? Maybe. I know that I wouldn’t trade our nap time ritual for anything. More than anything I want Finley and Livia to know how each of them are making an impact in my life. Everyday I learn something new from my girls and really learn something new about myself.
The Hubert’s are most definitely dancing in the rain. With the occasional run for cover when we spot lightning, but hey, that’s what keep’s life interesting! Livia is in school and once again LOVING every minute of it! She loves riding the bus and I really think school is the best thing for her right now. At the end of the summer Jake and I were discussing that we thought Livia was regressing a bit. Well, I’m happy to report that since school has started, our Liv is back. She is more focused, using words, making more eye contact with positive facial expressions, and all in all more in tune with her environment. Now, if we could just get busy with finding that cure for MPS…HEY, Miracle Drug, by U2 just came on. Maybe it’s a sign! I’m praying that Liv’s Miracle Drug comes in time!