21-52 fierce

Project 52 – A portrait(s) of my child once a week, every week in 2014.

Week 21: Fierce

8 months old

You know that line from A Midsummers Night Dream that is all over Pinterest? “And though she is but little, she is fierce.”

That.  That is this little girl.

I’ve heard it over and over from parents of preemies and babies with health issues; the doctors say: “Don’t expect much from this one.” Over and over again though, it seems these are the ones that are the most feisty.

Today it’s been exactly 3 months since her open heart surgery.  If not for that pink scar down her front, who would know?  She is so full of life.  Her doctors could hardly believe it when she was sitting unassisted at 7 months (or 5.5 gestational months)  She holds herself up at the coffee table, and loves to stand (and tries to by herself often).  Now?  At 6.5 gestational months, she is desperately trying to crawl. It’s resulted in many a bonked head though as she doesn’t quite have the arm strength–but I’m sure it won’t be long.

Check out the determination on that little face.

She is talking A LOT these days.  ”Da Da” is her favourite thing to say…over and over…

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