Thursday, December 18, 2008

another exciting milestone!

Several times a day Max practices walking between me and another person. He just loves this "game" (aka therapy) and is gaining more control and balance every day.

He is up to about six steps right now...so great! Even more exciting is that he finally is doing this independently...i.e. I don't have to ask him to walk over to me. If he is at the couch and wants to get to the chair, he sometimes will take a few steps all by himself. So cool!

But last night he took it up to another level! He was walking between me and our friend Sara and having a blast. Then he lost his balance for a moment but he caught himself as he fell. This skill is huge (as fellow special needs parents will attest). So he was then on all fours (as he caught himself with his hands in front of him)...and I'm thinking "Oh my gosh, is he going to do it? Will he actually stand back up by himself?"

AND YES HE DID! Sara and I went nuts...it was sooooo exciting! This is a wonderful milestone for Max...such confidence and determination. Love my kiddo! :)

12 comments:

Jen said...

Way to go Max!

Jaye said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOO!!!! YAY!!! Max got to open a gift early so why shouldn't mama get one too right?
Oh this is just so exciting for you guys! YAYAYAYA

Eva Nichole said...

Great job MAX!!
Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

Ang said...

max if i could be there right now i would give you the biggest hug right now..you've been so strong on my mind these last few weeks..I'm so glad your mommy is posting about you..

Shannon and Carey said...

OMG!!! Way to go Max! Your mommy and all of her friends near and far are so proud of you!
YIPPEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love,
Shannon in Austin

Carolyn said...

Max, you sure know how to pull on my heart strings. I'm so excited for you and Mommy. You can scratch that off your list of "to do".
Blowing you kisses,
Carolyn in WV

Eva and her 'rents said...

Wonderful! Fabulous! Ah, tears in my eyes! Yay, yay, yay!!

Leslie, Arlin and Katie Kauffman said...

Yay for you, Max!! You'll be walking around everywhere before you know it!

hannah m said...

YIIIPEEEEEE!!! Oh, Max and Amy, this makes my heart soar with happiness...and of course my eyes have filled with the happy kind of tear, as well. How precious and meaningful this milestone is: it represents so much hard work by the two of you. We celebrate you and this milestone, friends!

Much love, H+V+v

The Claytons said...

Hi Amy,

Thank you so much! Max is adorable! I have been following him and I posted a comment on his page a little while back. I really enjoy reading all the stories you share :) I am going to add him to Christophers fellow chargers - hope its ok :)

Sarah said...

WOOOHOOO MAX! Great job! You amaze me every time I check on you! Good job sweetheart!
Have a great Holiday!
God Bless,
Brian, Sarah, and Caleb Hlebiczki

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh my heck! That is so awesome. He's living up to the Mighty isn't he? (Can you tell I'm just now catching up on blogs? That's what you do when you're snowed in!)