Tuesday, August 20, 2013
I have waited 18 long months for this day! My little man got up yesterday on those parallel bars that have sat in our house for months and finally took steps without my help! He just stood up and said "walk?" and took steps! All the way across. Then over and over again. Well, with the help of Bella coaxing him with an icee. Immediately starting filming with my phone and crying! I couldn't watch him do it enough. I didn't even want to put him to bed I just wanted him to walk all night! When Bella took her first steps we were excited (trust me very excited, she waited 16 long months!) but I still took it for granted a bit. Watching him yesterday (and this morning, actually as I type he's behind me walking) I don't think I could appreciate anything more. I'm not sure if there are words to describe the feeling that you have when two years ago a doctor told us our child could be severely mentally handicapped and wheelchair bound with no feeling in his legs. How even though we fight for him and hopefully make him believe he can do everything we're still silently holding our breath waiting for those milestones so we can breath again. I have dreams over and over again that he just stands up in the living room and takes independent steps. I have no doubt that the day will come, but a piece of me is still holding my breath a bit. So after 18 longs months I'm BRAGGING!! GO WARRIOR EDDIE!!