Friday, June 19, 2009

ONLY 71/2 months!

We have seen this little boy grow! We have seen him smile, laugh, cry, yell, scream, scoot, eat, talk, and now...walk. It brings us great joy to have seen him go through all of this while in our midst. His heart and spirit are that of a little precious and loving child. He makes all of us smile. ONLY 7 1/2 months???? He is only 14 1/2 mos. old, but it feels like we have had him for almost 2 years! Our lives are filled with the "what's next?" factor. We are constantly finding ourselves saying.."this is definitely the best age!" As I type this as feel his soft, gentle, little hands using my legs to pull himself up, I can't help but look down at him and wonder where he might be had God not called our hearts to go get him:-) But his health is good, his TB medicine is almost gone (TG) and he is figuring out that our house is his playground. We couldn't be more happy to have a little copycat mimiking our every move. His motor skills are developing daily. His eating habbits are still strong. His hyperventilation sounds during meals is now being used to display his appreciation for the food...or lack of! We are making his food and using the "Magic Bullet" to puree. He still wantes nothing to do with crawling so he has resorted to the "scoot". he leans to his left side while sitting and pushes himself in the direction he desires. The most notable action is his recent adventure to walking. He is pulling himslef up on almost anything...couches, beds, pillows, other kids, dogs, etc. As long as it's higher than he is, he is grabbing and attempting to get up to his feet. Then he hangs onto that object and will not let go unless someone is on the ground in front of him. Then he lets go and kicks it into gear while making a groaning sound as if walking was the most strenuous event he has ever been a part of!
Things are well! And here are some pics for your enjoyment!