Saturday, April 17, 2010

Up, Down, Up, Down...

Up, down, up, down, up down....again and again and again...all 4's, yoga downward dog, pushup position..all around...this is what Parker spends his days doing these days..who knew it took so long to crawl! We had our first PT eval this week and the therapist was impressed. She said she couldn't believe he had not had PT. Parker has wonderful sitting posture (which is apparently important - trunk strength) and she explained that what I think is weird (push up/yoga pose) is precurser to walking his hands up to stand(forgive the pics minus pants, bare feet are better, less slipping). So, we are glad that these are all steps to freedom! We are hopeful that they all come at once, LOL. In all seriousness we got homework exercises and they were a welcome addition to our routine. He is working on pulling up and actually does pretty well although he doesn't have the strength to hold himself up alone yet. Funny, how I never considered "working" at these things with the other kids. I have a different kind of appreciation for everything these days!

Parker has a new best friend, Shane. Shane has always laid near him guarding/watching him during play, but Parker is figuring out how to reach him as he works his way down from sitting to all 4's. SO, we take full advantage of teaching him how to "pet" not "pull" kitty's tail and making our animal noises..kitty..meow...

This week I turned 40! Yikes!!! It was a super special day with friends and family! Not all the kids made it in the pics, but thought I share a few. Mike and I are off to Hilton Head this week for a few days. Looking forward to a few days away!


  1. Wow - that's awesome Parker! Happy 40th - I'll be there next year - yikes.

  2. Wow, that's great! Way to go Parker!! :)

  3. Hi, I "met" you on downsyn some time ago. Congrats on your 40th birthday.
    I just want to say that I think Parker is doing fantastic. He is developing so well. You can be so proud of him AND of yourself and your children helping him along. Blessings to you and your family.
    Karien Prinsloo (Pretoria, South Africa)


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