Monday, August 30, 2010

That's What I Get

Dearest Lily,

Today Mama was a little discouraged after reading about other babies your age with ds who are already waving. I wondered if I was not doing enough "therapy" with you, and what I could do differently to help you. I went back and read the speech that helped me the other night and thought about those words...expect, don't accept.

And I decided to embrace those words...and teach you to wave. You were lying on the floor watching me- waving frantically- and you were grinning ear to ear at me...it sort of looked like you were thinking "Mommy, you are crazy, but I'm going to smile at you cuz I love you so much."

Expect, don't accept.

And then out of the blue...I got this...







And yes, the video quality is awful, because my camera wasn't charged, and all I had on hand was my phone camera.. but I still caught your sweet little waving!!


So that's what I get.

That's what I get for expecting, not accepting:)

Love ALWAYS,

Mama oxox

15 comments:

Ashley said...

Way to go, Lily!

Elissa said...

Darn. I can't watch videos from my phone. Can't wait to check it out on the big computer tomorrow. Go Lily!!!

Denise said...

Sweet, sweet girl.....you WILL do everything!!! You just needed to be shown a couple of times and you picked it up just like that...amazing. Before your mommy knows it, you will be waving at everyone you see....I guarantee it!! And Mommy... just another reminder that our little ones will do everything eventually, just at their own pace and not even at the same pace as their Ds peers. I have already figured that out in just 2 years. I LOVED the Expect, don't Accept thing too!!

Ann said...

Go Lily! Such a champ to do it from the belly! That takes some strength. : )

stephanie said...

SWEET!!

And btw! toss out all comparing with other kiddo,either with or without Ds
Our kids are in a field of their own. Even when compared to each other there are so many huge differences, you'll go crazy. em walked early,at 15 months but speech is coming very slowly. Others her age now are saying words and signing up a storm. in the end they will all accomplish everything! And there is no doubt about that!

my family said...

awesome!. I know it is hard not to "compare" but in time it will become less and less, she will do it ALL in HER time.She is so beautiful

Kelli said...

Woo hoo!! It's funny because I've been in this situation before. Every time I have gotten discouraged, Colin has shown me that he can do it...

...sometimes I guess I need to forget about me...

Jenny said...

Oh, so neat! Expecting, not accepting...I have thought of those words so often the past few days...I am so glad you posted that the other day, I took so much from it!

fckopp said...

Grammi says, Lily it must have been hard waving from your belly. Patti, you try waving from your belly. Don't put so much pressure on yourself or Lily. All in time Sweetheart, God's and Lily's time. Yes, expect but be patient, never give up. God never gives up on any of us.

Tara said...

I love how she looks at her hand like, "Am I doing this right?" Eon still does that with new signs. Too cute! And, to parrot the others, she must have some serious core strength to do that!

Chris said...

Nonsense, I have a source that tells me the Chinese have their kids doing belly waves at 4 months. Double belly waves at 6.

Denise said...

So, I just got a message from your beautiful daughter and saw her amazing blog about Lily. And then just yesterday, I received a message from Ashely in CA who also blogs about her sissy. So are these the people you are coming to do the Buddy Walk with? Did you know them before or did Laura and Lily connect you? I love it!!!

Aunt Lori said...

yeah Lily - we need to get a web cam so you can wave to us!!

Aunt Lori's Accountant said...

Yeah lily - we need to watch the videos and be content without spending money. yeah..

Susanna said...

Patti, I had to chuckle at the "Don't interrupt her," you interjected. Sounds just like me! Lol!

Lily is so lovely!