Happy News

What She Wore: my new Levis; a Saints tee; tennis shoes.

Things have been really good around here. My mom is doing great–she’s already making my dad drive her around on errands. Charlie is also doing really well. A while back, the physiatrist told us that there are very few absolutes in the development of a child with a brain injury. Most parents, however, really want to know if their child will eventually walk. Apparently there’s a school of thought on this: if your child can sit independently by the age of two, they will probably walk. If your child does not sit independently by the age of four, they probably will not.

Needless to say, we went a little crazy with the sitting practice. When his OT came on Thursday she commented on how much stronger he is. She thinks his sitting is coming along nicely. He still flops over when he loses control of his head, but he can hold a sit for at least a few seconds. Hopefully, will just continue to improve. Also, the OT thinks he’s got so much potential that she’s going to start asking around to see if any of the PTs she knows would be willing to work with him. Right now PT is booked solid, so the only way we could get someone is if they went out of their way to do it. So, yay! Maybe a PT and definitely some progress. We are moving right along.

And, it’s Christmas time, so we went ahead and took some pictures for our card. This one is the silliest, but it’s also one of my favorites.

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  1. I love this picture! It seems like it captures each of your personalities perfectly — as far as I can tell! Charlie is such a cutie, as always.

  2. Sweet family!

  3. I love the pic!!

    And that’s great that he’s showing such good development AND it seems like every doctor/nurse/whatever he comes in contact with wants to go the extra mile to help him, he must be a real charmer!!

  4. That’s a great picture – makes me smile!! Your boys are very, very handsome!

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    How cute!

    I’m so excited for you that things are coming along well. It’s those little reassurances from others that really help out!

  6. Absolutely love that picture of all of you! Fantabulous way to remember Christmas 2007!

  7. What a great picture! Glad all is going well with you and the fam!

  8. I Love the Picture! It so shows personality. I hate staged pictures. You know all of the ones you are obligated to buy from the school.

  9. Hey girl.. Little Charlie looks great and is getting SO BIG! He will get there with walking! :) Hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

    Hugs – Tiffany

  10. Lorena aka la mas chida says:

    Hi there! I love your picture! Your little family is sooo cute, especially your Charlie. I hope you guys have a great Christmas this year! miss you on MSN but this blog is great too!

  11. Great picture!! Charlie looks so cute. I love the matching shirts also! 😉
    Yay for happy news!!
    Merry Merry first Christmas with Charlie! I know it will be a wonderful one for your sweet family!

  12. Great news, indeed! I’ll keep you guys in my prayers.

    And I love the pic!

    God bless :)

  13. Nadine Hightower says:

    It’s like Charlie’s sayin’ “are we done yet? I’m sooooo bored!”

    Love it!!

  14. Hey you guys look great! How old is Charlie now? I should look that up. I am lazy. You guys have a Merry Christmas!!

  15. It’s the silly ones that make the best pictures. Better get on those Christmas cards now!

  16. Seems like I missed a lot!! I will have to come back and read everything when I have more time, but I’m glad your mom is feeling better.

    I love the pic of you guys! Charlie is getting so big and he’s very handsome!