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cranberries and push-ups

Here she is loving cranberries!

Ivey has really been working hard the past few weeks. Pushing-up takes alot of practice. She plugs right along with a smile on her face. Yet another task accomplished that most of us do every day without notice. Pretty amazing!


Tink said…
WOW!! You go Ivey!!
Anonymous said…
Come on Ivey, you can do it. You are trying so hard. Another milestone is in the making. Okie Nana
Fowler family said…

I came across your beautiful blog and wanted to say hi. I have 2 sons born with cleft lip and palate. Your little Ivey is so beautiful and I love her name. You guys are such a beautiful family. And I love the music on your blog!
Her little cheeks look so much fuller:) and adorable. Makes me want to squeeze them.:)
Oh, Gwen, it has been too long!! Since I had Elijah last spring, I have really cut back on reading blogs. And, look what I have missed!!!!!!

She is so beautiful!!! And, look at her up on all fours and crawling a bit!!! My heart is rejoicing for her!! She looks so happy in the video! Made me want to reach through the computer screen and tickle her sweet tummy, too!!

Your a sweet mama, Gwen!
Borbe Bunch said…
I was loving the video of her working so HARD, go girl!! :)
I know what you mean, we take SO many movements for granted...I am so proud of her, pretty girly in pink!
We set NEW milestones when we have a special little one, and I think we do a way bigger dance when they accomplish it!!! :)
Dancing for you...and Ivey of course!

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