Friday, June 27, 2008

Oficially Walking!!

OK, so Ethan didn't just start walking today. He actually started trying it out a couple of weeks ago but it seems that he has now gotten a hold of it and tries to walk everywhere. He is still in that tipsy stage where you hope he doesn't fall and break something. But he is definitely proud of himself and can walk the length of any room and even on our squishy bed.

I wish his developmental testing had been this week instead of 2 weeks ago because I know he would have scored a lot higher. He was right on target for his cognitive development (which I thought he would be lower because he only says one word) and he was at an 11 month old level for his motor skills (he was 13.5 months old at testing). I was really surprised because I would have placed him higher on his motor skills and lower on his cognitive. I know that his comprehension is good, but I do worry about his speech being delayed. She reassured me that this is normal after having major surgery so soon after birth and then subsequent surgeries. Also, she said he scored lower on his motor skills because he had only been walking for a few days at that point and could not get to a standing position without having to pull up on something. So anyway, now his is walking like a mad man and can stand up wherever and whenever he wants. At times he even tries to run away from you, but he soon falls flat on his face.

I've been meaning to get some video of him walking now that he has met another milestone. So in the next few days I will try and get this done. I hope this weekend finds you all well. Love you all!

---Allison

12 comments:

The Gatherum Family said...

YAY for Ethan! So glad he is up and at 'em...well, maybe you shouldn't be excited, now it's just lots more work!

buddens said...

Go Ethan! I can't believe he's already old enough to walk!

Faith (Gavin's Mommy) said...

WAY TO GO ETHAN!!!

Zaltana said...

Good job Ethan! Keep it up man! You are always in our prayers.
~Wendy~

Mike & Rebecca said...

Oh how nice to see this milestone occur !!! Hopefully this is just the beginning to more first.

Mike & Family

Fowers Family said...

Miss you! I'm waiting for the phone call, Ha-ha! I'll try this week, just been busy! I am so glad Ethan has started walking, it does help when you can hold on to their hand and don't have to carry them around anymore. He is moving into that toddler stage, no more baby!! love and miss ya, Jody

Simmons Family: said...

WAY TO GO ETHAN!!! I can't wait until Mr. Owen can walk....well...maybe I take that back. :)

Can't wait to see some pictures of those strong little walkers!!

Andrea

Alison (Abby's Mom) said...

Love it. I can only hope one day he and Abby can chase each other around somewhere. Now get moving on the video!

Allison said...

Yes, another Allison here & I too have an HLHS baby. Just happened upon your blog! My Josh is 9 months old. Anyway, feel free to check out my blog & if you'd like, you can add us to your long list of HLHS buddies!!!

Amanda said...

Allison!
Oh how I miss you! I am so glad that Carie told you about my blog. You have been in my prayers often this past year as Carie has kept me updated on your sweet Ethan. He is such a babe! I would love to get together sometime soon. I'm really quite open right now, so anytime really works for me. Let me know when works for you!
Love ya!
Amanda

stuart & sharra said...

Way to go Ethan! You inspire me--in more ways than one. I started to blog: stuartandsharrapalmer.blogspot.com
We need to visit. Even if it's at the local park with Wendy's.

Heidi Sue said...

I know that with you as his mom he is going to be fine. You spen a lot of time with your kids. And some kids learn fast others it takes them a little longer. Lili was in a hip brace for the first 12 months of her life, so she didn't walk until she was about 18 months.So Ethan is doing good, and now you are going to be up and down chasing him everywhere.Fun for you.