Grace’s 3rd Birthday {two little miracles}

On Grace’s first birthday {one month before her diagnosis}, we had an amazing birthday miracle. It was the first and only time that she has ever reached out and put birthday cake into her mouth. On her second birthday, she was quite lethargic and didn’t really care about anything going on so that was difficult for us.

But yesterday was her 3rd birthday and it was the best one yet. She was super happy, super connected and super aware that everything was all about her. And we also had a couple little birthday miracles! When we showed her Nanny’s gift and told her it was from Nanny, she very forcefully and intentionally shouted “NNNNNA NNNNA”. She totally nailed her ‘N’ sound and that’s the first time she has ever uttered an ‘N’. The second amazing thing that happened was that when we presented her with her cake, she BLEW THE CANDLE! Not hard enough to put it out, but we were astounded and she was very proud of herself.

She had a bit too much cake, I think, because she puked it up in the night 🙂