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catching our breath.

Week two has been better than week one.   I’ve still heard “NO” 473 times in three days.  There have still been a few tears (hers and mine).   I’ve fielded the question “What ees dees?” nothing short of a million times.  But we’ve also seen some major personality coming out (in a good way).  We thought she was shy but you know what…she’s a trickster.   She likes to make people laugh.  And there have been unsolicited hugs people…and those are the best.

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We’ve been to the dentist and the pediatrician and as our doctor said today “she’s as healthy as a horse!”  I think that was a good thing.  She didn’t even flinch at 3 shots and a blood draw…not a whimper or an eye twitch and that broke my heart.  Because she’s experienced pain much greater.   So we had Starbucks as a treat.  For her and me.  And let me tell you…Sunshine can rock a croissant bigger than her head.

We’ve been doing lots of playing and learning too.

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And trashing of the play room of course.

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I snuck out for a bit to get my hair done while Mr. P held down the fort.  I usually hate that process as it feels like such a waste of time to me.  But this week I just relished in the sitting down and magazine reading.  {That is an awful lot of hair…I am my hairdresser’s worst nightmare}

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A friend sent this to me this week {I need to do a post soon on the extreme generosity we have encountered} and I can’t take it off.  It is such an amazing and gentle reminder.  This is NOT about me {Thank God!!!}

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I splurged a bit and got the girls some matchy dresses.  Sunshine has an opinion…the audacity!  She’s a jean-loving girl.  And of course we had to have the seizure-inducing-light-up-blinged-out shoes.  {You know I bought them}.  That combined with the general misconception that she was somehow shorter than a female WNBA player…we are a little short in the wardrobe.  And considering we still have SNOW and Old Navy has moved on to spaghetti straps…well….we have a problem.  So I splurged 😉  And we’ll wear them with jeggings and call it good.

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He’s a crack up.  Seriously love my little dude.  Two months shy of THREE YEARS OLD and I’m having a mini heart attack.

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So in a nutshell…things are looking up a wee bit.  I’m breathing a little more regularly and I’m back to being able to eat.   The stress level has come down a bit.  People are sleeping and playing and generally happy for at least a portion of the day.  We have stressful visits under our belt.  We’ve registered for school.   And she told me “I love you too Mommy”.

She’s a beauty isn’t she?

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Here’s praying week 3 is the best to come!

March 27, 2013 - 10:48 pm

Ta - off to bed with a smile on my face ~ all because of your post….blessings on the Cooper clan and give your sunshine a kiss from grammatata….hugs, Ta

March 28, 2013 - 9:43 am

Mama - So glad that things are going well. She is precious!!!

Where did you get the puzzle with the upper case, lower case, and pictures? That is exactly what we’ve been looking for for our son…

March 28, 2013 - 10:04 am

bobi bobbitt - So happy for you, Jenn! She IS beautiful! I cannot even begin to imagine what this adjustment has been like for Sunshine or your family as a whole! Y’all are such an inspiration to me and an encouragment as we will one day be going through a similar transition in our family. Hope to meet Sunshine in the sunshine on the beach this summer! Much love to you, friend!

March 28, 2013 - 12:08 pm

Kristin - I hope week three is the best yet, but that it pales in comparison to everything that comes after. Our experience was that it was a two-steps-forward-one-step-back kind of process. But just keep focusing on those forward steps. Once the language is a little stronger, it will be so much easier. And good for you for splurging (on your hair and the dresses). Sometimes a little retail therapy is in order!

March 28, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Kristen - Third week’s a charm. Or maybe that’s “third time.” In that case, you’re not remotely done! Can’t wait to see you guys! 🙂

March 29, 2013 - 8:50 am

nic - SUCH sweet news! i know you aren’t sharing details of the hard parts, and i don’t want to minimize those, but so much of what you share tells me you are all doing beautifully. thank You, Lord!!

March 29, 2013 - 10:47 pm

tara quinn - yes she is, gorgeous!!!!!! so happy for you, call me anytime, I’ve seen it all, praying for a nice smooth transition, my girl are awesome, but do call, 913-484-3708 if youre bored

April 1, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Diana - I hope week 3 is even better for you, Jenn. This post was so precious, but the “I love you too, Mommy” threw me over the edge. I’m crying now! I am SO happy for all of you & the love that you have in your lives and hearts. It’s so beautiful to read about – thank you for sharing your story.

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