Well, things have settled down a bit and we finally got the chance to give an update. Throughout all of the hustle and bustle we did manage to stop a few moments and enjoy sharing in Abigail's first Christmas. After a bit of trading Abby duties between each of us and our parents, we were able to get some last minute shopping in. The malls and traffic can seriously ruin the Christmas spirit if you don't watch out!
The pace didn't stop because we had five different venues to open gifts. Thursday we opened gifts and shared a meal at home with Abby's Aunt Brittany and Granddad Pappa Mike. Next, we took Abigail to the Christmas Eve service with both sides of the family and spent Christmas Eve with Jody's family. The three of us had our own Christmas morning at our house and then drove to Abilene. Christmas afternoon and evening was spent with Stephanie's Grandparents and extended family. Finally we came home and opened gifts with Steph's family back in Arlington.
|Aunt Leaza and Uncle Jon|
|Christmas Eve service at FBCA|
|Christmas morning sleepy face|
|My own smart phone, nah, I'd rather have yours|
|Chomping on Mum Mums|
Health-wise, Abby is recovering well from her last surgery but still has moments where pain is evident. She will definitely let you know if she doesn't like how you are holding her and is getting a little partial to having her parents hold her. Abby is reaching, rolling, does crunches when laid on her back and loves to stand-up on her strong legs. Her arm strength is still lacking so she works hard to push up and look around. She was just released to start physical therapy again so we can get back to tummy time and working on those arms. She has a mouth full of teeth and we love watching her chomp into "Mum Mums." We are currently giving her formula and some solid foods to try to add some calories.
|We are looking forward to trips to the zoo with our "Abigator" this coming year|
|Our big girl is now 10 months old|