Wednesday, January 27, 2010

No Fear

Gwyneth has no fear...we're also thinking that she has no nerve endings...it takes a lot of hurt to make this little girl cry. I guess that can be good and bad, but it sure does make the playground a lot of fun! She loves climbing to the highest slide by herself and going down head first, and you can never push her fast enough or high enough on the swings.













Nate

37 comments:

Lyndsay said...

Hmmm.... someone must have told her to live life to the fullest...

Holly C. said...

What a little gem you have there!☺

ShannonDBR said...

What a blessing!

Shannon

Tracy P. said...

Love these!! Reminds me of our daughter whose first word, as I recall, was "HOWUH!", translated, of course, "HIGHER!" Enjoy your little high adventure girl...and hang on for the ride!

Laurie in Ca. said...

I just love this girl!! Love you guys too. Gwyneth is so darned precious:)

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mrs. Dan said...

She's backed by lots of prayer.... I guess we should add prayer from play injuries to the list. :)

octoberzephyr said...

I reckon that comes from having such brave parents! :D

Post Tenebras Lux said...

Have you ever talked to other parents of former micro preemies or otherwise medically fragile kids about her pain tolerance? Our little guy spent the first 4 months of his life in the hospital, and underwent nine surgeries in six sessions under general anesthesia, and he has a pretty high pain tolerance as well. We've actually worried, off and on, about how high it seems to be. I just wondered if there was something about the early exposure that affected that. . . .

CFHusband said...

@Post Tenebras Lux

I have heard that many preemies seem to just be built tougher. Don't know if any studies have been done or if there is anything medical to explain it.

Anonymous said...

Our first son, who was born many, many years ago and was a premmie, has always had a high pain threshold. My dad had a theory about that. He decided that David had experienced so many painful "sticks and pokes" immediately after birth (over several weeks) that he sort of got used to it. Don't know how valid that is, but it made sense to us.

Love the pics. You guys handle a camera well.

Kim M said...

She has proven over and over how tough she is - you gotta watch those ones who have no fear - you never want to squash that adventuresome nature, but you do need to protect. Have loads of fun! I know you don't take her for granted - thanks for sharing her with us!

Julie said...

It's fun when they aren't scared to have adventures. (And when you're not too scared to let them HAVE adventures)

Keep up the good work!

Summer and Matt said...

so cute and so fun! Can't wait to take Ryan to the park this spring and swing! I hope he enjoys it as much as Gwyneth does!

Marsmile said...

I love the 2nd to last photo! Her laughing smile is ever so bright and glad! Her expression is so carefree! Gywn's such a beautiful lil girl and a sweetheart! :-)

Jennifer said...

Have you ever done a sensory integration survey with Gwyneth? Extremely high pain tolerance can be a sensory integration issue. Not necessarily significant, just something to know. I have one with sensory integration issues that require some therapy, and the survey is simple and easy to do. Ask her OT or PT about it!

Nikki said...

hiya my daughter Lolly is 7 now she was very premature. she also feels no pain. she is so hardy she has no fear at all. enjoy it . these kids are super special made of hard stuff !!!!x

Rick Lawrenson said...

She's just tough because of how she started out in life - poked and prodded, stuck and taped for months. It's not that she doesn't feel pain, she just doesn't let it phase her.

You wonder if deep inside she isn't aware that life isn't to be taken for granted and that she's not going to be afraid to take it on with zest.

She'll be the goal keeper on the soccer team, daring anyone to kick it by her and coming home with the badges of scrapes and bruises.

She'll be the one in gymnastics who volunteers first to try the flips and tumbles and balance beam.

She'll be the one who when everyone else says, "You can't" will respond, "Watch me."

Joyce K said...

I love the swing pictures with her hair! She is amazing!

Alison said...

She could not be more precious! Thank you for letting "us" watch her grow through your blog and your witness.

Tricia is absolutely beautiful. What an amazing Lord we serve!

alison
maggiemoosmom.wordpress.com

Miss Alissa said...

I just have to say that her little pony tail is adorable. It really makes her look more like a little girl and less like a baby:)

Amy Anderson said...

What A Little Cutie!!!!!
Amy Anderson

Tricia said...

I am guessing she is a little thrill seeker...fun times!!

Penny said...

I have a 5 yr. old grandson exactly like her. He had his first bike wreck at 3 and tore all the hide off of his forehead hitting the concrete. He had NO fear and would do a flip over the back of my couch, land on his head and jump up laughing. He doesn't do it now, because he does have one little fear--- time outs. LOL

Anonymous said...

Cute little girl. I see sensory issues have been mentioned. We have a daughter with austism and she has a very high pain tolerance. She loves high and tight and is fearless. That also has a part of not recognizing danger or boundries.

Elaine Forrester
forresters2@embarqmail.com

Kristen said...

hehehe very cute photos, as always! love the one with her on the swing and she's "clapping"- very sweet!
Laters
K

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth is just so cute! I love seeing pictures of all the fun you're having as a family.

Anonymous said...

Our daughter's favorite words have always been "faster Daddy faster! Cute when they are little but now that she's just 2 years away from getting her drivers license...it's a bit scary!

Gwyneth is precious!!!

Hugs,
Connie F-G

Mandy said...

If you haven't heard preemies have a very high pain tolerance. My little girl Andrea who just turned 5 was a 28 week preemie. She too has a dare devil streak and a very high pain tolerance. It must be from all of those pricks in the NICU!

Mandy said...

Correction Andrea just turned 6 on the 26th. I guess I haven't gotten use to typing that yet:)

My2Girls said...

Hey Nate! U guys forecasted to get any of this upcoming snow? We live right on the coast in Va Beach. Could get interesting!!

Amy
Va Beach

Karen said...

She has your big smile Nate. I love the shot of her just laughing so big with you behind her pushing the swing. Great shots, great life- God Bless.

harmonysong said...

haha! I love the hair on the swings! Wish I had no fear like her!

Aissa's said...

Hi,
I have been reading you blog for a while and I love it. Your Family is so cute. I can't believe how grown up Gwyneth is. God bless her. She is so cute. I had to comment. I feel like over night she has changed so much.

Larissa said...

laughter on the swing--awesome!

a teacher and a learner. a tearner??? said...

the little girl I help watch is the same way. She has NO FEAR. like an unhealthy, get hurt in the future no fear. lol she tries to vault onto and off of just about everything.

Baylee's Mommy said...

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME pictures!

Melinda said...

Glad she loves it so much! My aunt and uncle found out that their daughter's vision was the reason she was fearless ... but obviously Gwyneth is having hers improved, so she must just really love it!! :)