Monday, September 14, 2009

Look Who's Walking

This was a great weekend for Baby J! Aside from the fact that he got to watch the University of Michigan beat Notre Dame, he also started to walk. Really walk. More than 3-5 steps walk. Now, we still have lots of crawling, but walking is beginning to take over. I call him an official walker now because he was moved from the infant nursery to the toddler nursery at church...the entrance exam for that is, well, toddling. Snug got to move before he was walking, but he was almost 15 months old and talking/throwing a ball/terrorizing the infants.

Baby J's debut in the toddler nursery was shoddy at best. I was one of the workers in his room and informed the other workers that we really should "page that kid's mother". He cried and threw fits and carried on. However, he wouldn't even settle down for me so I don't know what the problem was. After while he got his act together and settled in. I think the change of room may have thrown him a bit. Perhaps it was the fact that he got the memo that he is a toddler now, and he is sad to relinquish his baby state.

His sound system also improved this weekend. He has had better eye contact, more sounds than we have ever heard come out of him, and even said "mama" again...we haven't heard that in months. All of this, plus being able to walk makes us think the fluid in his ears has drained significantly, if not completely. Part of his not walking was being attributed to his equilibrium being off. (He has had ear infections/significant amounts of fluid on his ears since December)

We are still pulling for him to get tubes in his ears, but Children's Hospital wants to wait until he is 2...so the doctors vs. the hospital vs. the insurance company rages on. You have to love healthcare. It of course will be much better once the government takes over. Everything will be resolved.

Enjoy the video of him walking :o) Hopefully being a bi-ped will agree with him.



8 comments:

All Things Family said...

wow! yeah Baby J...and Jenney....he looks busy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! He's changing so fast! LOVE watching his video! ! What a lot of fun at your house : ) Grandmommy.

Kim M said...

WOOT- WOOT for BAby J - way to go! Let's all keep praying that the ear/hearing/speech development/problem gets resolved!
Aunt Kim

The Kampers said...

hurray! Go Baby J!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

He's cruisin' now! Zachie got tubes at 15 months, and his speech improved DRAMATICALLY--like the next week dramatically. If I were you, I'd fight for it.

Beth Irish said...

Great video -- I am so excited for him. Thanks for the phone pictures. I show them to everyone. AB

Cindi said...

Interesting that Children's Hospital is fighting for him to be 2 years old when I had Gabriel's put in when he was 9 months old and they were put in there. He had Dr. Devore as his ENT. Now that I think about it MaKara had hers put in when she was 15 months old and did great.

Megan said...

Yay for Baby J! He is SO cute!!!