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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Carter Wants to Move!

Carter has been trying to do all sorts of stuff lately- he looks like he is doing partial sit ups.  I think he wants to sit up and he does it anytime he is on his back.  He tries so hard the poor guy so we help him and he seems so happy when he gets up.  He also rolls all over still and sometimes ends up on his stomach with one arm stuck underneath him which makes him kind of mad.  He is constantly leaning forward to touch something or other and seems so curious.  He has had NO seizures that we've seen for at least 2-3 months now.  It's incredible.  It's like his eyes are open to the world and now he wants to get moving and learning.  Sometimes it can be frustrating because it seems like he'll fall off stuff or he gets frustrated when he can't get it right, but at least he's trying.  It makes me hopeful that we can teach him some stuff in the next little bit since he is more aware.

He is definitely more aware of himself too- he plays with his feet a lot like he used to when little, he touches his head and twists his body in new directions.  He seems just like a normal toddler except he can't walk or talk.  He is very sensory seeking and wants to touch everything and anything, which sometimes is our faces, and he could scratch at them all day long.  We try to give him other things for more functional play, but he loves to touch and scratch faces, doors, walls.  I'm guessing this is just a phase until he can get more input from something else.  I tried a weighted vest on him, bean bags since they are heavier and give more input, as well as a bowl with beans and noodles.  He still seems to prefer doors, walls and faces.  Oh well.

I'm 33 weeks and 2 days, so baby girl is coming soon.  I am curious to see how Carter will react to her being around.  He didn't use to notice children or babies but now he does.  Grandma Thorup has been taking him on Wednesdays to give me a rest which is much needed for us both.  It's nice when Carter can be around other people to get more attention and a variety.  He does get bored so quickly these days.  I am thankful for this developmental stage Carter is going through, even if it brings with it some interesting dynamics.  I am happy he is more aware and curious at the world around him.  If I had more energy, I would share more with him.  I don't want to miss this window of opportunity.  Hope it stays around.

3 comments:

  1. So excited for Carter! How exciting!

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  2. I'm so happy for you that things are going better. He's such a sweet little guy

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  3. Congrats on the no seizures. That has got to be so nice for you. So exciting to hear that he is moving more. It all comes in different stages and phases, just take them as they come and be great full for them. The window of opportunity is always there, don't feel bad about not having enough energy. You are about to have another baby for crying out loud. We mothers are only one person and human at that. You have to remember to take care of yourself too because without you and your health you are no good to him. So toss the guilt right now!!!! You are an amazing mother. He is sooo adorable. Celebrate all the good and simple accomplishments.

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