Le Sigh... My Baby Is Turning Ten!


A seriously heavy sigh.  Why am I sighing? My daughter will be TEN next week.  This is a big deal!

It means I'm ten years older.  Seriously.  Where has the last ten years gone? (Yes, that's my narcissism making it point number one! Haha).

Nine years ago, when she suffered her horrific brain injury, I never thought that I'd see the things I see come from her!

One of my New Year's goals was to get her potty trained and more active and BAM! Goals achieved! Whoo hoo!

This summer has been extremely pivotal for the both of us; her behavior has been amazing.  I think her self esteem has gone up.  I am so proud of her.  I try to keep her active and making new friends and she is! I am so proud of her! Her social skills are improving! She saw her Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Singh, this week and she didn't scream when she was feeling her head (to make sure her cranioplasty was still stable!).  She behaved very maturely!

I feel bad because I can't really afford to do much for her birthday for her this year (and this is a BIG birthday!) but we will do something special together and plan something in a few months.  Keepin' it frugal, yo!

Sigh... again... where has ten years gone?

Us when she was six months old

Three days after being shaken and slammed
Four years old before she had her cranioplasty

This year! At nine years old doing adaptive ballet


  1. Wow she is pretty amazing and so are you! The best birthdays are free! You guys enjoy your day!

    1. Awww thank you! I agree! I'll have to figure out something creative but she does get to start her day with blood work but I'll make it up with some IHOP (her fave!)

  2. Aw, what a mile stone! She looks perfectly healthy and beautiful. I can't believe you have a ten-year-old daughter. Happy birthday to her!

    1. Hi Joanne!
      I agree! This is a huge milestone! Thank you! She is perfectly healthy and beautiful- overall, her health is amazing! *sniff* TEN. YEARS. OLD! Waaahhhh!!

      She'll be excited over the birthday wish! Thank you!

  3. I hope that she had a great birthday. She is a beautiful young lady. As a mom, I have discovered that time flies very quickly once you have children. It is an amazing experience. My oldest will be 17 this year and I can't figure out where the time has gone. It is scary to think in a few years she will be out of school and will be a legal adult. Yikes.

    1. Hi Christy! She sure did! She was so happy with her birthday party at her summer program and is still over the moon!

      Eeks! ADULT! ADULT! OMG! I would drop at the thought! Haha


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