It has been a shamefully long time since we wrote a post, but here's a new one for anybody who is still tuned in! Lumin turned 8 months old 2 days ago. Still growing and developing beautifully. Her hair is slowly but surely filling in. She's enjoying quite a few foods these days, favorites being avocado, blueberry, spinach, and pretty much anything she can feed herself. She's close to crawling, but for now she makes do by scooting around backwards on her belly or scooting on her bottom. Much like the kitties, she's very interested in strings, cables, and cords right now. And plastic bags and wrappers. Who needs toys?
Because verbal delay was one of the most likely outcomes of Lumin's injury pattern, we had a appointment with a speech therapist about a month ago. She confirmed that Lumin is right on track for her age.
Over Thanksgiving break, we made the journey be with family (Monica's) in RI. Flying was tough on her ears, but Lumin was a champion traveler. She charmed her extended family, as well as a few random traveling strangers and she saw the ocean for the first time. After all the excitement we are looking forward to a mellow and cozy Colorado Christmas at home.
Here are a few of our favorite pictures from the last few months. Enjoy!
Monica, Ben & Lu