Sound Destruction: HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY

Thursday, September 08, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY



My special girl is 4 today! She's nothing short of a miracle. Her due date was 9/11/01. Yes, THE 9/11. Hubby worked on Wall Street then. So by her arriving early, he wasn't in NYC that day and was able to be there for her birth. A few weeks before she was born we learned she was breech (upside down, legs first), so I opted for an in-hospital procedure called a "Version" where a prenatal specialist doctor and a nurse actually grabbed my baby externally through my tummy and turned her like the hands on a clock back around. Yeah, it was that painful. And more. But after that, the birth was a cakewalk! Not related to the Version, we would later learn she was born with moderately low lone and a brain anomaly. Her cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls balance & coordination) never fully developed in utero. So she's had developmental delays in motor planning and gross motor movement, with residual (but minor in comparison) delays in speech and fine motor.

She continues to make increadible progress. She's talking in full sentences now. For example, she loves the moon and always points it out. I told her maybe someday she'll go to the moon in a space shuttle and she said, "Ooooh, dat be wondabuh, mommy!". In addition to excelling in her special preK class, she's making great progress with her new physical therapist who's fantastic. Her latest and greatest accomplishment is what she refers to as the door game. She slowly pulls to stand using the door molding then gingerly opens the door, steps carefully in & around, and shuts the door. And vice versa. Pretty sophisticated stuff if you think about it, and it is quite a process for her.

But she's determined and tough. And she's 4 today!

17 Comments:

Blogger nedhead said...

Happy Birthday!

Proud Mama, with every reason to be. I am happy that things have turned out so well and getting better with each passing day.

Sorry you won't be up this weekend, catch you 'round the way!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Aw. Just aw.

Happy 4th birthday to your wondabuh daughter.

1:23 PM  
Blogger araider said...

Happy 4th for the littlehead.
I wish her the best of health and luck in the world. And every wish she has, to come true!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Awww, yay! Happy Birthday!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mike V. said...

what a beautiful little girl.
and a miracle in more ways than one.
wish her a happy 4th, and give her extra cake!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

She's a beauty! Happy birthday to her.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

I'm showing her all of your kind birthday and well wishes (and your email, nac), and she says "dake you, I lub it!" My heartfelt thanks to all of you as well.

Nedhead - we'll miss you guys too. Party hardy for us and we'll reciprocate!

Doug - what a cleverly wondabuh thing to say. :)

Ariader - I second your wishes, except for when she's a teenager and wishes ill against her mother.

Chris - We wish your little one could come to her b-day party.

Mike - She can have extra cake if I can too!

LTP - Welcome!! All, it's mamma pez! Ap3 is freakin smart, but mamma pez is a genius.

5:23 PM  
Blogger strider said...

I LOVE MY GODDAUGHTER.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE ONE.

BIG HUGS FROM UNKLE ****, AUNT ****** AND ******

7:02 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Scary thought isn't it? Strider is...The Godfather! (tx, bro & family)

8:26 PM  
Blogger GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Happy birthday, Spawn of Destruction!

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8:44 PM  
Blogger karma said...

wishing your beautiful and adorable girl a wonderful birthday!

and what a great mom she has :))

8:47 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Spoken in true Gabriel style - thanks. :)

9:25 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Aw, Karma, thanks!

All, Karma is also a regular over at Doug's. Nevermind her smarts, she's a gal after my own heart - a flirt! ;)

10:03 PM  
Blogger Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Happy birthday little girl.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Thanks, Alice (another flirtatious gal pal! ;))

9:13 AM  
Anonymous pia said...

Oh sorry I missed the actual birthday.

And the door game sounds fun

8:39 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Thanks, Pia. So many of our friends from Doug's place stopped by; nice to have you round it out too. Although, my blogroll says you already belong. :)

9:21 PM  

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