Friday, October 19, 2007

Good news! Joshua is officially a walker! He is a crazy, drunk, little walker, but a walker nonetheless! We are so proud of him! On Monday, he and I go to the Orthotic Doctor and get him fitted for his little ankle braces. Here's what they look like: (Yeah, I'm hoping just plain white is an option!)
The braces are going to ensure that his little feet don't roll in and put his ankles into proper positioning so that he doesn't damage them, his knees, and his hips. They are pretty cool...when they first mentioned braces I pictured Forrest Gump. Joshua can wear these braces inside normal shoes and no one will even be able to tell he has them on unless he's missing his pants or wearing shorts, or something! The good news is, physical therapy now ends as soon as they make sure his braces fit properly! That is great...I feel like I live at the hospital between my routine appointments and physical therapy. We are so proud of little Josh! He has been working so hard...in fact, he takes a 4 hour nap every day and goes to bed at 6:30 pm every night. I think because it's so much extra effort for him to be walking. Anyways, happy day!!

4 comments:

jen said...

YEA JOSHY!!!!! That's so great! Perfect timing! He should be a pro by the time the baby is born!

Pricilla said...

I am so happy to hear such great news. You have been working so hard too! I am sure in a few more weeks he will be running.

SFNielsens said...

Hooray Joshy! We're so proud of you and your mad walking skills. Those rainbow ones are totally hip Sarah. Go for those. Keep up the hard work Josha!

Matt and Danielle Young said...

just in time for your new baby! :) He'll make those braces "hip and happening" no matter what color they are! ;)