Monday, July 13, 2009

7/13/2009

So hello all. We are all doing pretty well. Safiya seems to have really taken the leap from baby to infant the last couple weeks, and is really developing her own personality. She has moved from just crawling to bear crawling, and is try to stand and walk...no frank walking yet though. She is saying some words like "ralph"(our cat), bahbah(bottle), mom, dad, and nonono:)
Carol's new fitting legs fit very well for a couple weeks, and then stopped fitting very well. Generally your legs shrink after getting them or even being in your prosthetics over time, and daily. Her legs for some reason actually have gotten bigger. I think it is becuase she works out so much, her muscles grew. Life has been a bit more emotional for her. We have been trying to get out and do more things, and each thing is a new situation. It's hard for her to know how to fit in. She feels like she is a totally different person now, and that is a bit tough. We have been trying to go through the blog together each night from the corresponding day last year, so she can hear what was going on then, which has been hard but good to do I think. So she is having another new set of legs made. She is very strong, but needs more cardio type of stuff, and just be able to walk for longer periods of time with well-fitting prosthetics.

Chloe' is also doing well...as am I. Thanks all


scott

10 comments:

Cindy said...

Following your blog through he Bailey family and you are thought of and prayed for often. Keep up the great work Carol, you have come so far and have such a sense of life and it's importance. Your girls will have you as such a strong role model and woman of character and strength!

Stephanie said...

Thinking of you always....

Stephanie

Livin' La Vida Lanphear said...

Carol,

I have been following your story through cjane. I just want you to know that you are such an amazing person. I can't imagine going through what you are going through. Your perserverance and strength anre such an inspiration to me. Know that there are many people out there who have never met you who look up to you.

Stephanie L

Rebecca said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am amazed at your courageous, beautiful family!

Kellie said...

hi scott & carol....thinking of you. would love to chat again when you have time. thank you for the update! hugs, kellie walgreen

Me....Joyce said...

Keep your chin up Carol. You are still the same you inside even though your outside isn't the same. I also found your blog through C jane....maybe you should email to Stephanie Nielson she is also feeling not her self anymore. Although your situations are different they are eerily the same in a way. You both are still amazing beautiful women and I pray for some true comfort to find you soon. Scott keep up the good work your a Keeper in my book and congrats on your 2 adorable daughters. :O) Joyce from Michigan

Pauline said...

Sorry it has been so long...I just had a hysterectomy a few weeks ago and still recovering. Please let Carol know that I never stop thinkig of her and that I am so happy about new legs. Hopefully the new ones work out better. Sending all my love.

Pauline

Rebecca and Mike Middleton said...

Scott, please let us "the community" know if there is anything we can do to help you guys out..... especially us ladies. Maybe Carole needs some down to earth girltime! Us moms are in this journey together and we need to stick together! We're here to support Carole in more ways than one! I just want to reach out and give her a big ole' hug. -Becky Middleton

stef j. said...

just found you (through cjane) and read your entire blog.

carol, you're amazing. so strong and capable and tenacious

scott, your support is amazing. our daughters are about the same ages as chloe and safiya and i can't imagine how stressful it was for you those first few months... perhaps even now.

thanks for documenting it all. y'all are inspiring!

Bryn and Blaine said...

Just thinking of you tonight. Hope you are enjoying your summer.