Jennifer of Three's a Charm came up with these "i did it" t-shirts. I was excited when ours arrived in the mail because I want everyone to know that Miss Banana can do it, has done it, will do it, and now she has the t-shirt to prove it!
Seriously though, in her short little life, she has already done a lot. She spent a week in the NICU, had open heart surgery and was out of the hospital a mere four days later, moved across the country, learned to roll from her tummy to her back, how to hold her head up, how to breastfeed (another post about that later), how to smile in a way that melts your heart and has figured out how to have everyone around her wrapped around her little finger.
There have already been things that people have told me (and Miss B) that she would never do and yet she did them. As I watch her work on her therapy "homework" I am amazed at the concentration and persistence she has while practicing a skill. You can see how hard she is thinking about what she wants to do and how to get her body to do it. I don't know if I'm just paying more attention to Miss Banana's development than I did with T-Man's or Fearless', but I don't remember them concentrating in the way that our little lady does. Maybe it's just because they didn't have to fight for each skill the way she does--or maybe I've just forgotten. Either way, it is a joy to watch her progress and learn and show her personality. Each milestone she reaches is a celebration--just the other day Miss Banana rolled from her back to her tummy for the first time (hasn't happened again since, but she's getting there!) and the way Dr. Corn and I were cheering, you would have thought she had just won the Superbowl. She is a fighter, a survivor, a champion, a blessing in our lives. Each moment with our little lady is cherished, enjoyed, and treasured because we know that whatever she wants to do she can do. In fact, she just did it.