Christmas was so much fun for us this year. Natalie really enjoyed the present opening and was more than willing to help others open their gifts - whether they wanted help or not! She got some really nice gifts but she still loves her books the best of all. Natalie gave me the best gift of all this month- she learned to consistently say MOM. It's her third word after NO and COOK. Hope everyone had a great holiday!
I am mom to Natalie Elizabeth, a strong and feisty 8 year old born, along with her twin brother Andrew John, nearly 17 weeks early on 9/2/06. Andrew passed away on 9/4/06 and Natalie spent 110 days in the NICU. As a result of her premature birth she has Cerebral Palsy. Despite her challenges, she is constantly doing new and amazing things and surprising everyone!