This is all about Ezra moving. For just being able to move his arms and upper body this kid can get around. Seriously try to army crawl without the use of your legs but still having to bring them along. It’s hard. Crawling is great for him to make him stronger and we have seen such an improvement in his strength.
Here he is crawling around when we stayed in Grand Rapids overnight. He had so much fun and was getting around all over our room.
He also has been getting better at using his bumbo wheelchair that Dave built him. At least he does well on hard surfaces like in the kitchen. Here he is at 21 months
And we went to Grand Rapids to get Ezra fitted for his wheel chair. We were able to see some and once he was in a chair he took right off. Now we are in the long process of waiting for the chair to be approved by the insurance company. And I have heard good, and mostly bad things about the process. It will take about 6 months for him to get his chair. And I can’t wait. This kid needs to get around.
I feel like every day Ezra is getting stronger and stronger. Here is a video of him playing around the end of January.
He is doing good but still a little wobbly. You can see it in the beginning, I didn’t cut the video’s down.
and here he is about 6 weeks later. He is doing so much better. He still needs to get stronger but it is nice to see him improving.
One of our next steps is to turn one of those chairs into a wheelchair so he can get around the house and outside this summer. He will be so stinkin cute!
Ezra continues to have doctor appointments to follow up with his progress. Right now these appointments are just to make sure nothing is wrong, which from what we know, nothing is wrong.
Right now we do lots of PT. Usually 3 times a week. Thankfully 2 of those times they come to my house. We stretch him a lot, working on rolling and just getting him stronger.
Here is Ezra doing some stretching and playing on the Ipad.
We had a follow up with the eye doctor and they said Ezra looks great with his glasses. He still pulls them down a lot but they say once he relaxes his eyes he will start to prefer them. He gets lots of compliments about how adorable he is. Which he is.
Since his eyes are already starting to straighten out, we don’t need to patch one eye to make the other stronger as of now. We will check back in 6 months.
Sorry for the slow blog, it’s just there really is nothing new. Just the normal everyday life of my 2 boys growing up.
Ok now Ezra just became the cutest kid ever! We went to the eye doctor last week to get Ezra’s lazy eye checked out and apparently he is really farsighted. So Ezra got glasses.
Seriously I go and say glasses and babies is so adorable, and my kid needs glasses. Crazy how things work out that way.
Of course when we were trying on glasses for Ezra, Atreyu had to try a pair on too.
Trying them on with Mommy.
And Grandma helping out.
Now if only we could get him to keep them on…any advice?
We had Ezra’s birthday party. I love celebrating my boys birthdays.
And I finally got a full video of Ezra rolling over.
The boys had their annual check-up.
Atreyu is 37 inches tall. (95%) Sarah, I guess he is tall! He weighs 27 pounds. He is becoming my little bean stock.
Ezra is doing well too. He is 27 inches tall (grew 2 inches from 9 months) and weighs 15 lbs 2 ounces.
We still want to put a little more weight on him and keep working on his fine motor skills. But he is still pretty awesome. I mean just hang out with this kid, he is so happy and has such a contagious smile.
I took some pictures of him. He was just starring at the camera, then I told him to smile and he wouldn’t stop.
and a Happy Birthday.
yup today Ezra turns 1! I feel like today is a happy New Year more than January 1st.
I am so glad the first year is over. It was hard, but Ezra is doing great. Like with his pregnancy, there were so many unknowns. It is hard trying to figure things out for Ezra. We have a better idea of what to expect but I am sure he will continue to surprise us. Now that I see him progressing and getting stronger, I love seeing all the new things he is learning and figuring out.
He is getting better at rolling over. So good that I put him on his belly and before I can hit the record button and the camera gets going he is already on his back!
Here is the ending of him rolling over. I will get a video of the whole thing.
Also we have been working on him eating more. He is really catching on to it.
His other new trick is a little movement. Like when I put him down for a nap one way he usually wakes up sideways and on the other side of his crib. He is a slow mover but he is getting there. It is such a joy to see him getting stronger. His head control is so much better now also. He still wants to look up, but now he get it back down. That was the hardest part of the first year. So I am glad we are moving past it.
We are looking forward to what this year will bring. Hopefully new equipment like a wheel chair. Then I will have 2 toddlers moving around and getting into everything. Won’t that be fun!
Tonight we have Ezra’s birthday dinner and next week a birthday party. More pictures will come.