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Saturday, January 02, 2010

A new year...A new Walker??

First all...Happy New Year!
You need to know that Joe and I are OLD FOLKS! Here we are...living in fabulous Las Vegas...and what do we do for New Years? We sit on the couch and watch television.
Chris went out to a church dance (he's our party animal)....
oh, what total dorks we have become.

oh well...onto more exciting news. A new walker for Isaac. Nora came be last week...and we talked about Isaac's lack of interest in our existing walker. He's pulling up to stand a lot during the day, but will only move his feet to "walk" if we're holding him under his arms and walking with him. (that's fine and great if YOU haven't been the one carrying him up and down the stairs all day, picking him up and down, and carrying him around the house).
(We'll get to my back issues later.)
So...here's a pic of Sir Isaac smirking...
(notice those bumps around his mouth. He keeps his paci in his mouth,
he drools SO much (and I don't have a suction machine)...
and thus, we have bumps
(when I take the paci away, he chews on his fingers,
which are now bleeding and split because he eats them raw)
I gave the paci back.

He sure does like the taste of the new walker...
(of course he would)
taaa daaa...
Here it is. I can't even believe that he can hold himself up!
(ok, he can only hold himself up for mere seconds...
when we practice walking, I'm behind him holding his waist...
but, he's remembering to keep his hands on the handle bars!)
simply amazing~
Doesn't he look so big??
and this is how Isaac is the rest of the day.
He's watching television...
upside down.
That's just what he does.
(he looks between his legs)
I'm on the verge of tears every stinkin' day with this kid. All his amazing talents...
I sell him short so often...thinking that he isn't ready for this or that...but, I'm so glad that Nora wanted to try this walker out. He IS GOING TO LEARN HOW TO WALK! I just know it!
He's still throwing up about twice a day. Who knows what that's about. I just keep cleaning blankets and sheets...what else can you do?
Other than that...he's been healthy.

Did I tell you that the boys got me a tempurpedic type pad to go on our mattress? (you know...the kind where you push your hand in it and it makes an imprint?)
Well...we have a sleep number bed...but, my back has really been hurting over the last few months. I wake up in the middle of the night and can barely roll over. I use to think that Joe was kicking me while I slept...now, I'm sure it's just the picking up and carrying of Sir Isaac...and I just feel it at night once I'm still and settled.
SO.....the gift was just perfect. I couldn't wait to put that on our bed. Joe helped me lay it out...Eli was SO excited...only because he's wanted a Tempurpedic bed for years!
As soon as we had the bed made...Eli started out the door way saying, "I need to get a drink"!


Do you know what Eli was planning??
Yep...he thought he should go grab a glass of something and bring it up to see if he could set it on the bed and JUMP!
That's my Eli!

Well...I've had the pad on the bed for a week now.
My back still hurts.
I'm going to start popping Motrin before bed to see if that helps.
BUT...maybe Isaac will start walking and that'll just make it all better!

When I go so many days without blogging...I forget to tell you what's happened.
ahhhh....and I'm forgetting right now.

I'll try to get Chris to help me video Isaac walking with this walker. It's SO cute! Except, now we've noticed that Isaac walks with his feet turned in.....
but, one thing at a time I suppose.

I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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Grandma Judy said...

I LOVE that walker. And the red grips are adorable. I just wish he had a place to sit in case he got tired!

Lee Family said...

OMG! I can not beleive he is holding on to the walker and standing all on his own that is so awesome, We will have to come over very soon so he can show Logan :)

I am so glad you all had a nice Christmas and New Years.

Miss you guys

The Portas said...

Isaac looks like such a BIG BOY standing up in his walker!! We are so proud of you, little man! He WILL be walking, you just wait. Then we have to get our little ones together so they can chase each other around!

I, too, constantly wondered if I was getting kicked in the back by my husband in the middle of the night. I think you and I have particular strains on our backs, being small and lugging around heavy little boys. It is not an easy task! I hope your new bed helps your back.

I LOVE Isaac's cute outfit and please give him some loves for me. And tell your sweet mom thank you for being so supportive and kind about Elijah's walking. What a sweet family you have!!

hayngrl101 said...

Gosh he is so sweet. I have to say, I can't remember the last time I left a comment, but I check your blog every day to see how things are coming along. :) One of these days, I am going to drive down for a visit... or maybe try and catch you in Provo, because, you know... that's just where I am every day durng the week. :) Hope this week is a good one for ya.