I have to write another post about Austyn Jayne, because she is almost 3 and we butt heads like crazy some days right now! But I love her to death, and on other days she melts my heart with her kindness and fills my days with laughter and smiles!
Lately Austyn Jayne has been in the “why?” phase, and it is a challenging one! She isn’t just being curious anymore and asking “why” because she’s interested in the reasoning, now she is demanding to know “why” it’s bed time, or “why” she needs to clean up her toys, and “why, why, why?” She can also snub people better than anyone else I know! Don’t ask her for a kiss or hug goodbye, she will place her hands perfectly on her hips, turn her nose up to the sky and say, “no, hmmm.” Lovely, I know, where does she get this little snippy tude?! But my goodness can she be the sweetest little thing too!!
Her new favorite play time activities are playing doctor and playing with Colbey Raye’s new “little People” princess castle and dancing to the songs. By the graceful, thought out moves she makes you would never guess she has that spit fire attitude inside! She can twirl and bat her eyes as gracefully as any sweet Girly girl 3 year old can! But she is not much of a girly girl to say the least.
Now this little spunky, independent, crazy child is also the best big sister I have ever seen! She’s not even three yet and she takes the best care of Colbey Raye. She shares her snack, even her candy (even though she’s not supposed to) with Colbey, breaking of tiny pieces so sister won’t choke. Today she bit a small piece of a jelly bean off and plopped it right into Colbey Raye’s mouth saying “it’s okay mom, I bite yittle pice for Co Raye.” Also tonight while I was cleaning up the kitchen, I heard giggles coming for the living room, so I snuck in and saw Austyn Jayne lying on the floor with Colbey Raye on top of her, and Austyn Jayne was letting sister kiss her face. Colbey Raye was in heaven loving on Austyn Jayne! They both just love each other so very much.
Austyn Jayne has been very interested in helping us with Colbey Raye’s medication load. She will carry the syringes of medication to the place were we give Colbey her medicine, she will shake the ones that need to be shaken, she will even help administer the medication to Colbey Raye, with assistance from mom or dad, but she is so good and cautious that she could probably do that part without our help! She is even learning the names of each one, and has started to know which is which by the color is size of the syringe. For those of you who administer/take medications like these you can understand how difficult it is to pronounce them! And our almost 3 year old can say the names better than some nurses :).
Speaking of nurses Austyn Jayne is the best little doctor around town! She wants to fix all out tummy aches and pains, she carries around her little doc Mcstuffins doctor bag and knows all the names of the equipment in her bag, and also know exactly what each is used to check. Our blood pressure always reads “nine a noon”though, so I’m not sure if we should be heading to a real doctor for a check up or not, those numbers just don’t sound right to me 😋!
One of the things about Austyn Jayne that makes me smile the most is her sweet loving words she can use. Not always does she choose to be sweet and endearing, the other day I asked her for a nice big kiss and she replies with “I’m giving you a big MEAN kiss mommy!” And dove in with a snarly look on her face and an open wide mouth, so much for sweetness right? But other times, usually at night she just melts my heart. We always brush her teeth, tuck her in bed with a binky, her blankets and I say her good night prayers, after prayers I bless her forehead and say “God bless you Austyn Jayne, I love you.” And as I walk out the door her sweet little self responds “God bess you too mommy, don’t yet the bed bugs bite.” How sweet is that?! For all the moment I just want to put her in her room, or wash the naughtiness out of her mouth she sure makes up for it with the “I love you mostests” and “God bes yous” and sweet words and kisses to Colbey Raye.
She’s full of love, when she’s wanting to give it, full of jokes “hay is for horses” and putting her finger in your year, full of honesty, compassion, and an amazingly brilliant imagination! Her spunk is a lovely thing, her attitude can be challenging and her headstrong personality may push me to my limits, but she is sincere, honest and understanding, she isn’t jealous or spiteful. She’s a busy, mouthy, loving 3 year old! A challenge, a blessing, and the person who pushes my buttons more than anyone else right now 😊, I love her more than words can explain, she is an amazing little person and her strength and personality will take her places, she will be something amazingly great one day! I love you Austyn Jayne, and you are the best big sister Colbey Raye could ask for, and the best little girl a mommy could be blessed with!
Just a short little Colbey Raye update, today Colbey Raye had 2 hard seizures. Both came about a half hour into her nap, on this morning and one this afternoon, and I could tell they were hard on her. She was very dazed, dizzy, and super sleepy after them. We are praying these two are just a few hiccups and that this isn’t the start to a typical trend of events that lands us in the hospital. A month from tomorrow is surgery day, and we are just praying we make it that long without any major seizure outbreaks and that she can remain in this honey moon phase long enough so we don’t have to rush into surgery sooner than planned. Otherwise Colbey Raye has been doing very well! A few mild episodes here and there, but all in all she’s been great. Than you for the continued support, and prayers! We are truly blessed by all.