Today was a busy day, Connie-wise. First, we started the morning with a visit from our parents as teachers parent educator, Jennifer. She spent the hour watching Connie play. She brought things for typical 13-14 month olds and he did great! She even brought some activities that she normally reserves for 15-16 month olds and he was able to do those as well! Hooray! Then we made our way back down to Children's for his 6 month follow-up with the neurologist. Can you believe it's been six months? The doctor was very pleased with his progress and also very happy to hear he's had no more seizures or other major health events since he saw us last. He did say that Connie's lack of eating and talking is a concern, and that if, by our next checkup, they do not see marked improvement in these areas, they will recommend stepping up the therapy visits for sure. We are so thankful that he's just a normal little boy in almost every way. We know that God heard everyone's prayers and is answering in His time.
The big news is Connie can crawl! Last night he woke up at 10pm and just had to show off. We ended up playing with him until quarter to twelve because he was just so full of energy and enthusiasm over his new skill. Greg was laying on the floor eating a bowl of cereal and Connie wanted to see what that was all about so he went from sitting to all fours and took four to five "crawls" forward. He does seem to have some confusion about moving that second leg to catch up with the first, but I'm sure with more practice he'll nail it. One other time today he made the attempt to get somewhere, but for the most part, he's getting to all fours and lunging forward and "talking" excitedly and then goes back to sitting. Silly boy. He can also pull himself to standing if you hold his elbows. He's now mastering the art of wrestling on the floor. I get down and play airplane with the kids and when it's Mookie's turn I sit him next to me on the floor and while I've go her in midair, he pounces! He doesn't fight fair, either. He goes right for the face and you can't get away because he's got a fistful of hair!
Thank goodness the dietician is coming on Friday because today at the doctor his weight was 24 lbs 6.5 oz! That is an ounce and a half shy of a one pound gain since last week! We've been adjusting his feeds, but keeping the same caloric intake so I'm not sure what's going on. All I know is he's starting to pork out a bit!