Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Big Boy Kanyon

Sunday night/Monday turned out to be a real BIG 24 hours for Kanyon Luke.  First of all, my SIL Mo came to town Saturday to help me transition all the boys stuff into one room.  It has been klp's room since Q was born, but the boys are both about to be in there, so I had some major moving/reorganizing to do.  Mo is a pro, so she came and worked way too hard helping me get things done.  We did pretty good and even managed to get one of the big boy beds ready to go.  I wasn't planning on using it yet, so klp's crib is still in there. But he was SOOOOO excited about his bed that we decided to let him go ahead and try it out.  We just put a mattress and box spring on the floor because rolling off of a higher bed is not a good option for my little shunt boy.  :)

Here he is laying on his big bed.....the blue pillows were from the old bed that was in the room, they don't really look that great with the boys' quilts, but they are perfect to lay beside the bed in case of roll off! :)  When we got the sheets on, he couldn't WAIT to lay down on it!



He was squealing and curling up in a ball of excitement as I was trying to get his picture....thats why he's all blurry!


I made him sit up on the bed and "show me his teeth".  It just cracks me up...


We put him to bed and he did great.  He always cries when we leave (not sure how this will work when he's SHARING a room with q) but after the usual cry, he went on to sleep and we never heard from him again.  I thought he was hanging off the bed at one point in the night (the video monitor was blury....and it was 3am) but he wasn't. He did wake up at 6 (thats about 2 hrs. early for him) but we were able to get him to go back to sleep.  Not without tears (again, this is gonna be a bigger problem when he's sharing a room and I can't let him cry), but he slept til 8 and woke up happy.  He never got out of the bed!  Yay!  Last night he did great. I heard a noise about 6 am and he was sitting on the floor (glad the pillows are there) so he had somehow fallen off. I was getting up to go in there and then I just kept watching the monitor and that sweet boy just climbed back up on his bed (another reason to keep it on the floor with no frame or anything) and laid back down and slept another 2+ hrs.  :)


So he sleeps in a big bed for the first time Sunday night and the next morning he had his weekly PT here at the house.  At the very end, they worked some with his forearm crutch.  We've had them for a while, but he still needs a lot of work before he's independent.  As for now, he will probably learn with just one.  His left arm has such a hard time keeping up with the rhythm and pace that it keeps him from walking.  So, we've been practicing with just one crutch.  A big part of the crutch (or "stick" as he calls it) is figuring out the timing and rhthym and he's been doing pretty good.  The balance and strength can only come with time.  To date, the most steps he'd ever taken were 2 stumbling, wobly, maybe even just momentum carrying steps.  Never much control.  Until Monday.....he was WALKING.  BY HIMSELF.  Back and forth from the back door to the front door. If we can keep him from trying to go "super fast", as he says, and not get him too excited about getting somewhere, he did awesome!!!!!!  Me and Celia (PT) were beside ourselves.  We cheered and clapped and had lots of fun letting him do it over and over.  As you'll see in the video, she is right there to catch him, but she only had to help him once and we were happy to see that when he did start to lean and fall, he caught himself with the crutch. Learning to fall is another lesson he has to learn with these puppies.  Anyways, enough chatter, check out the big boy walking!  





Big Boy Bed, Big Boy Walking......all in a day's work for the Grand Kanyon!

9 comments:

Kelli said...

Wow! That is great that he loves his big bed! What a blessing! And WALKING! What a wonderful day for all of you! I LOVE the video! Happy Walking!!! Yay!

erin f. said...

Love it. That video had me tearing up :)

martha crockett said...

He's is the best kid! What a champ you are, Kanyon Luke!!!! And, J-me, you are the best mom ever. But, you had a great role model.

martha crockett said...

I am so happy my comment posted! I've tried to say something several times, but the system wouldn't let me. Just wanted you to know I look at your blog regularly, but couldn't comment. I love keeping up with your precious baby boys.

KParish said...

oh my goodness gracious! I love that kid! He is so big! And he also has total swagger when he walks and has that big grin on his face. You better watch out!

Susan @ Blessed Assurances said...

some days I wake up & say "Lord, I know you are awesome but could you show me tangible proof of this today" and it never fails...either you or Jodi post something amazing about your kids achievements and I just cry, cry, cry on the other side of the computer screen. So proud of the KanMan and am blessed beyond measure to be able to sit on the sidelines and cheer on my sweet couz :) love you all, susan

Jodi said...

OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS I AM SQUEALING THROUGH TEARS BUT TRYING TO BE QUIET BECAUSE KIDS ARE NAPPING SO I AM BITING MY LIP AND MAKING THE NOISES COME OUT MY NOSE BUT OH MY GRACIOUS THAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND I CAN HARDLY CONTAIN MYSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maurine said...

This is ridiculous! I've already seen the video once, but just had to watch it one more time and I'm crying... and people are about to be at my house and I'm crying! Geez! He just makes me so proud sometimes!!! :) Hope his day at PeeWees was fun. Avery said she had a good time playing with him.

Leah said...

He's CRUSIN'! That's so awesome!!!! I love his BIG, proud smile, too. I have one that matches. So proud of him!