This last month has flown by once again, and I am still surprised every time I write the title of the next “birthday.” These first two years of monthly “birthdays” are important in a lot of ways for most parents, since babies change so much during this particular time period; but they are especially significant to us since once Noelle turns two, she will no longer be “age adjusted” or evaluated by her original due date. In the words of one of her therapists, it means we have a lot of catching up to do in the next seven months. However, that being said, she continues to make great strides overall, and we are thoroughly enjoying being involved with all the changes that seem to happen daily with this spunky little girl. She was quite busy this past week as she entertained her Aguiar grandparents during their first visit here together since last February when Noelle was weighing less than two pounds and fighting for life in the NICU. What a drastic difference this trip was for them as they were able to interact and play with this now 14lb. 1oz. girl and enjoy the big personality that exudes from this tiny person. She has turned into quite the little “ham” and keeps the laughter ringing often in our home. We have some details to fill in once we have a moment to catch up from the fast pace of the last few weeks; but for today, here are a few pictures with her grandparents to document another sweet milestone now passed.