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Monday, December 19, 2011

Josiah's First STEPS!!!!

This weekend my beloved little Josiah took his first independent steps at age 5 years, 4 months, and 8 days!!  He was stading next to the couch (when I say standing with Josiah I always mean leaning on, as he does not stand independently yet), singing a song he made up a out humpty dumpty (his self-made songs always include a few "sentance enhancers" like booger, fart, or his newest favorite butt-crack :o ).  As he was singing he was dancing, and without realizing it he dance 2-3 steps AWAY from the couch before losing his balance.  But he realized he had doneit, he had taken independent steps for the first time!!!

So for about 30 minutes after that he kept practicing.  I actually brough thte practice to a close--for two reason, one was hat it was past bedtime, and the other was that his legs were tiring a lot and he said his knees where hurting from all the landings.  He was not happy that I said it was time to wrap it up and we could practice the next day, but I did not want him to injure himself and be afraid to try again.  He did practice more both weekend days.  He got up to four steps quite a number of times before losing his balance.

This is more exciting then when gonzo learned how to hop when he was five. 

One of the most amazing things about having children with special needs is that when they reach milestones, it has been such a long journey and they have worked so hard to reach that milestone that it is always a cause for celebration.

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