Day Thirteen (of Twenty-Eight)

What She Wore: Grey t-shirt; blue jeans, tennis shoes. I really should make a little more effort, but it’s raining outside and I didn’t want to bother looking cute and then getting ruined.

What She Ate: This is embarassing. Enchiladas. Cheese, chicken, and beef this time from my favorite Mexican restaurant around here. The MIL nicely let the Hub and I escape for a dinner together.

Ok. I don’t like to do Charlie posts back-to-back. I realize that there are some non-mommies who read this blog and sometimes you like to log on and read about something other than my kid’s therapy. So, I started a really nice blog about a light fixture for my entryway. That entry started to become very long and then my husband came home and weighed in, and then we got out the tape measure, so for now, it’s not finished.

I did, however, want to brag on my kid. I do not get tired of this. I am the internet equivelant of that annoying woman with 36 pictures in her wallet. You cannot escape the update.

Anyway, Charlie’s OT came today and he did amazing! He is prop-sitting like a champ. If you had nuero-typical children (that’s PC talk for normal), than you probably have no idea what prop-sitting is. If your kid has CP then you, like me, probably have a binder full of developmental milestones and prop-sitting is in it. My binder tells me that this is a five month skill. The doctors have told us that Charlie has lost AT LEAST two months of development between the drug-induced coma and the hydrocephalus. Plus, he’s got CP which means every milestone is a battle. Well, he’s not quite eight months old which means he’s prop-sitting basically on-target for him. I could dance like I fool I’m so excited. I realize that other things may come later, but this is good news. He can hold the position for well over ten seconds, so now we’re moving on to new skills. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Oh, and the bottle strike is over. After talking with his regular nuero, she decided that his meds were probably upsetting his stomach and ordered him some Zantac. Funny thing? My mom kept calling it Xanax. Now, if the kid had some Xanax–well, he’d have to share with mom, right?

OK, Blogger wouldn’t let me Spellcheck or add a picture. I’ll do both when it lets me.

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  1. MomTo3Kidz says:

    I don’t get tired of Charlie updates! Thanks for the adorable video. Yay Charlie!

  2. WooHoo – you go Charlie!!!

  3. It’s YOUR blog so if you want to talk about Charlie every single day, then that’s your parogative (don’t know how to spell that!).

    I’m amazed that he keeps achieving all these great milestones. He’s awesome!

  4. I don’t get tired of Charlie updates either girl! :) That is exciting news! And, once again I’m so glad you are back in the same area as your family! That has to feel good having family help you out in times like this!

    Big Hugs – Tiffany

  5. Small Town Girl says:

    It’s great how awesome he’s doing. I’m so happy for you all.

    Don’t worry, we love us some Charlie!

  6. Leucantha` says:

    That is great. I know I keep saying it but he is a doll. We would get along food wise, it is not unusual for me to eat red or green chile everyday. Speaking of that I haven’t had any today. Gotta go. ; )

  7. Way to go Charlie! Keep those videos coming… he’s too adorable and we all love seeing his progress!

  8. Huzzah! That is such such WONDERFUL AWESOME NEWS! He is doing so wonderful you just have to be amazed!

    I will share with you, Darsie didn’t sit until she was just over one. She could kind of sit on uneven surfaces but didn’t really SIT until after her birthday, so at 8 months! YAHOOOO!

    And as a testament as to why my husband and I should never have more kids… Elise, our neuro-typical child, although she was a preemie so I will cut her some slack, is 9 months old and still a slug. We are starting EI with her soon but you can tell Charlie he is besting a “normal” kid. :)

    Congrats. You have ever right to be absolutely thrilled! Every mama would be happy but that is just a huge and wonderful and awesome milestone!

  9. I love me the updates on Charlie, and the video is just over the moon!

  10. Go ahead you dancing fool! Dance on! I’m doing a little happy dance with ya, girl! YAY CHARLIE!! I LOVE love love the Charlie updates and the video, well, that is icing on the cake! (Do you know how much I love cake?)

  11. I’m not a mother, but I usually check in to see if Charlie’s doing okay. I’m so glad to hear he reached another milestone.

    Take care of yourself,
    Billy Paul

  12. Anonymous says:

    Conor didn’t sit on his own until about 5 months, so Charlie is not so far off and this with the challenges that he has. I think that he is awesome, and it is a testement to your belief in him. If you didn’t believe then he would sense that negativity. Speaking of negativity, you need to talk to the Vision chick and tell her that you feel, while she is very knowledgable and professional that you feel that she is a little pessimistic.
    Charlie is doing great!!!

  13. Boast away! That is news worth getting out there! My little CP guy didn’t sit like that until after he was a year. He looks great!

  14. Hey, you’re a mom, it’s almost impossible to not talk about your kids, whether you’re proud of them or happy for them or worried about them or aggrivated with them. And you should know we’d all love to hear this great news–go Charlie! Love the lighting you guys are debating on–and that recipe of your dad’s sounds really great, I’ll need details on that please. Mmmmm….artichokes….