Friday, April 10, 2009

Check him out!

video

I was afraid that Finn's surgery would set him back some, but he's not only healing nicely, he's picking right up where he left off as far as progressing developmentally. He's doing very well with independent sitting - he seems to be able to hold it for longer and longer periods of time and can even compensate when he starts to topple (sometimes).

I've been thinking lately about the whole developmental timeline thing, and how easy it is to become distressed about the delays, especially when you start comparing your child to someone else's child (and I do it, I totally do it, even though I know full well how futile and foolish it is). But it hit me today, as I watched Finn sitting and banging on his little piano, that if I just look at Finn and compare him to himself, and himself only, I am able to celebrate what he's able to do, what he's achieving and trying to achieve. I realized that it's not like I'm sitting here thinking, "Geez, I wish he could have done this two months ago." What I am thinking, instead, is, "Yayyy, Finn, you're doing it! Way to go!!"

11 comments:

Nicole O'Dell said...

Yeah, Finn!

Lisa said...

Finn is doing great! He is an absolutely beautiful child...doing things in his own way on his own timeline...and you are figuring it all out, too. I'm proud of you for being so honest, for wrestling with the things we all go through in such a public way. You are working through it, and I can see the progress you and Finn are both making...

Tricia said...

Exactly! :)

Laurie said...

Excellent work! Both of you!! : )

Karly said...

Yay Finn! We have so many of those videos with the same piano. My kids have worn it out, lol.

ITA about not making comparisons...we are all much happier that way, typical kids or not.

Carla said...

Oh my, so darn cute! Thanks for sharing...and for the important reminders!

Chrystal said...

What Tricia said!

Aww, Finn fall down, go boom. He makes me smile.

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I loved it when I heard you say "Hey Handsome"...I think I say that 100 times per day with Joaquin!!!! I love it!!!

starrlife said...

I'm doing the Dora dance, You got it! You got it! You got It! Finn is too darn cute.

Sarah said...

Awesome Finn! You are doing great little man!

Rachel Smith said...

I love what you said about comparing Finnian to Finnian. I am going to remember that often as Stockton continues on his developmental timeline. Anyway, he is adorable and the topple at the end is so dang cute.