Wednesday, July 12, 2006
The Good Days...
First off, PHEW!! I've tried to get onto my blog and it DISAPPEARED! Luckily, I was able to get in another way... I republished it and now it is back. The first thing I did was copy all my entries, including photos, and saved in a Word document that I will print out as soon as I buy more ink. I wanted to keep a copy of the entries and comments, but, of course, kept putting off printing that. At least now it is saved in another format so in case anything happens again I will be all set.
I was so excited to let you know what's going on too, it figures I couldn't get on! Brady had his nine-month visit at the pediatrician. He gained seven ounces in 22 days... yahoo! That is 1/3 an ounce a day, pretty much what we were hoping he'd be at. He now weighs 12 lbs 12 oz. and is 24-1/2 inches long. We don't have to go back for a weight check now for a month. Yahoo!
It's funny, a friend and fellow blogger stated that with her son the development seemed to happen all at once... nothing, then BAM! Brady is now lifting his head up pretty good; he looks at your face for a long period (although with his eyes going every which way, I wonder what he is actually seeing, poor thing!); he's on the verge of rolling over; he will sit on your knee, grasp your fingers, and bounce bounce, bounce; he's babbling more; doing strange face stuff - see above!; and, yes, the smile is ALMOST there. I would have to say that it's only been over the past month we've seen the improvement in everything. And though I know he will plateau and work just on these skills, and then I will have to wait for the next round of development skills, I am revelling in the moment. We need to, right? Heck, I think we've EARNED it!
Here I was, just a few days ago wondering if there was something more wrong with my child because he was so far off on his milestones... and today as I sit and write about his accomplishments, I realize that I've forgotten about those anxieties. Brady has his own timetable, and I suppose I will need to adjust mine to his.