We moved! We drove across the country at the beginning of August to our new digs in DC. The trip itself was fun. My sister joined us to help out, and we made stops in New Orleans and Atlanta, where we celebrated Aberdeen’s birthday with the Georgia crew. The move as a whole though was really hard. We spent just under two years in Texas and dealt with a great deal of medical upheaval during that time. By the time I was starting to feel totally settled there, we were up and running again. Getting Abby established with yet another new team, dealing with some new environmental allergies for Abby that resulted in an uptick in vomiting, and adjusting to a bit of a culture shock (DC is BUSY) left me feeling extremely overwhelmed...hence the radio silence. Sorry about that. I’m feeling much better about things now. We’re past the initial appointments with Abby’s providers, got the allergy thing figured out, and are well established at therapy and such now.
Abby is doing SO. WELL. I don’t want to jinx anything by saying this, but honestly this is probably the best she’s ever done. She’s had a nice break since her last cranial surgery, and her development has really taken off. She now knows her ABCs (and even vocalizes quite a few of the letters in addition to knowing many of the signs), numbers, colors, has officially mastered the transition from laying down to sitting (which has been a huge hurdle), can pull to stand from sitting on the floor, and is flourishing overall. She got glasses back in August, which are too cute, and she’s enjoyed all of the visitors we’ve had lately. She had a blast on Halloween and signed, “trick or treat” all throughout the neighborhood. We spent a lovely Thanksgiving in Williamsburg, and have been participating in lots of holiday fun.
Because things are going so smoothly, we’re going to try this thing called "just living life" for a bit. Crazy, right? Lol. I’ll pop in here and there, but probably won’t be updating here nearly as often. I’ll make sure to chime-in with any big, exciting news, but will leave you for now with lots of pictures from our last few months:
|Coke Museum in Atlanta|
|Abby's Elmo-themed birthday party|
|Happy 3rd Birthday!!!|
|Washington Monument in the background|
|Her new accessories|
|Back at it again|