Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Walk the Line...

So I thought that the easiest way to explain my frustrations today, would be to show how the day went in pictures. Colin had physical therapy today and I told Chris to mention to our PT that I was becoming frustrated waiting for Colin to walk. Yep, I'm impatient, not going to lie about that one. Again, I know that he will walk when he is ready, but I'm having a hard time the further past what was once my magic number of "2" we get.

While Chris was feeding Kailey, I was trying to have Colin practice alternating between the couch and ottoman...

...but he got tired of it real quick...




...and instead of working, he decided to sit.




I let him go for awhile and do what he wanted to do, and it was dinner time anyway. We tried something else right before dinner that you will see at the end of this post...


....he pulled out something new and was "relaxing" in his high chair. I can just hear what he is saying in his head: "nope mom, not gonna do what I don't wanna do."







After dinner and bath time, it was more practicing what you will see very shortly. Kailey was working hard though!! She was just hanging out in her bumbo holding her head up so well. What a strong girl she is!





So do you want to know what Colin always does when I start to get frustrated? He gives me a little taste to show me that is indeed working hard...











Can you believe it?!?!

Colin's PT happened to call me tonight while I was in the middle of this post, and she told me that she was worried that we were frustrated with her! I felt terrible! We love, love, love her and know that she is working as hard as she can too! I just expressed to her that although I am in a much better place than I used to be, it's still hard and I just anticipate the day that he will be able to walk. I know it will be wonderful and exciting...but it's not always easy waiting for that time to come!

6 comments:

Kristin said...

Go Colin! He's getting there. Every kid has his strengths, right? I'm frustrated that Max doesn't sign, or make any sounds other than "d". But he is walking and eats like champ.

Nana said...

Wow!! I am so proud of you little boy!!! Love you!! Love, Nana P.S. Kailey you are doing your job too!! ln

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Congrats!!!!! Way to go Colin!!!!

Runningmama said...

I feel your frustration, but know that the day will be here soon and it might come out of nowhere...Emily wasn't even close to walking just a month ago and now is taking steps by herself.

Jenny said...

I love the pictures of him just chillin in the high chair, lol, he's so cute!! I know the waiting must be hard...But by the looks of the video, it cant be long now, he is doing so great!!

Anonymous said...

I hear ya! it seems like it has taken Maddie forever and then maybe another day to walk! and can i say I get frustrated with the she will do it when she is ready! that is only a good comment when your kiddo is already walking, talking or jumping!! summer is almost here!! smiles to you Kim