Monday, July 4, 2011

Standing...

Stand up for what you believe in!
Paisley has had the tune of the song...Standing, standing, standing on the Promises of God in her head for quite some time. I think this proves just what God and the power of prayer are capable of.


Beckett is really working on standing, working very hard during PT each week and at home while playing, but just really not loving it at all. This weekend it seems like something has kind of clicked. He is doing so much better and doesn't even cry and complain too much if he is distracted enough. Paisley does very well providing this distraction. ;)



Fortunately, we were always given very positive outlooks for Beckett's future and walking was in it from "diagnosis day." Our perinatologist felt confident from the first ultrasound that his defect was low enough AND then after his closure surgery we were told there was very little to no nerve damage...all pleasant things in the world of Spina Bifida. We know it is possible he may need supports of some sort, but right now there has been no mention of it. He is doing well and learning to stabilize his ankles and do a little repositioning on his own. For just turning one this week, I think we are doing just fine.

A few others from our holiday weekend...

The best they could do. :( They look cute though. Stinkers.






Praising God for miracles, an amazing healthcare system, and outstanding doctors.

9 comments:

The Kowalski's said...

Way to go Beckett!

Vesti said...

YAY Beckett!! He'll get there...Davis didn't love it at first either! :)

Joanna said...

GO BECKETT!!! You are so strong little buddy! And handsome too. ;) He and big sis are soooo cute and wow they look so much alike in that last picture!!

The McAfee's said...

Those pictures of him standing are just great!! I love watching him grow and learn!! Paisley is a doll too! :)

Amanda said...

Way to go Beckett!!!
And LOVE those sibling pictures!
They look just like my 2!!

Terry, Leslie and Noah said...

Yay Beckett!! That's awesome! They are both so cute! :)

The Utley Crew said...

Awesome!! And, the kids are so adorable. I love the one of Paisley cheesing and Beckett screaming! Looks like most of our pictures! ha! And, Paisley is the spitting image of a little girl I know named Emma. Every time a picture of yours pops up on Facebook, I have to do a double take to see if it's Emma or Paisley. I will try to tag myself in one of her Mom's pictures or email one of Emma to you. It is CRAZY!

Our family said...

Goooo Beckett! They are too cute. I'm sure you guys are so proud!
Angie

Jill said...

They are looking so much alike now! GO BECKETT!! So awesome to see him standing and doing amazingly well!!