|Earrings Picked Out!|
|Wanted to sit on Momma's Lap, but she doesn't look nervous to me!|
It is so great to be able to let Ella do something like get her ears pierced. I still have a little worry bug in the back of my head wondering if it is really okay, will they get infected, what if her counts drop, but this is all stuff that can happen with ANY child. Da Da freaked out a little bit because he wasn't ready for her to grow up any more, which I can totally understand, but she was definitely ready for this step. She is so happy about having pierced ears.
I'm going to brag about her a little now- so beware. One of the side effects of chemo is educational drawbacks. I have always been concerned that she would start to slow down with her learning and she would be behind. Well, she isn't. Her school takes a MAP test 3 times a year to see how the kids are advancing in Math, Science and Language Arts. Ella scored so well on the Language Arts portion that they sent her to the 2nd grade class to take it at their level, and she blew that one away too! So all I could think was- TAKE THAT AND STICK IT IN YOUR PIPE CANCER! My girl is smart and you can't have any of her brain cells (insert my tongue sticking out at cancer here). I also talked to her teacher about her social behavior in class and she said she is very social (unlike when she is with me). I was so glad to hear this, just makes my little heart happy!
Just took another deep breath.