Exciting news on the Madeline front! She signed "Mama" over and over today! No verbal talking yet, but I'll take what I can get! She's also started waving with only verbal "Hi" and "Bye" (in other words, without us waving at her), and today, when someone asked her where Mama was, she reached up and touched my face. And another time, same question, she kind of pointed in my direction (only with her whole hand) and grinned! Can it be that I finally have a Mama's girl???
On the medical front, we are finally getting closer to a g-tube surgery. On August 17, she has a pre-testing (upper GI) and we should find out this week what day the actual surgery is on. It's going to be a 4-in-1 surgery: g-tube (feeding tube directly into stomach), Nissen (wraps the stomach around the esophagus to create a valve to limit reflux and aspiration of reflux into lungs), ear tubes, and bilateral Talipes Equinovarus correction (both clubbed feet corrected). I want to get a photo session in of just Maddy's feet before then. Color me crazy, but I totally think her feet are adorable.
So that's the news from Lake Wobegon, er, Kokomo. Stay tuned for pictures, sometime within the next few weeks! ;)