Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tada!!


As I came in the house this morning, Kevin said to me, "Hey, Mom, does Finn pull himself up to stand yet?" "No," I said, "Why?" Kevin said, "Well, he just did it a minute ago." I didn't believe him. Or, rather, I thought he must be mistaken. Maybe he saw Finn pull up on his knees, which he does all the time, and decided that was close enough to call it "standing." He said that he had opened the bench seat by the front door, and Finn crawled over and pulled himself up to a standing position to see what was in the bench. Then he showed me; he opened the bench seat again, making sure Finn saw from where he was sitting, and sure enough, Finn crawled over and pulled himself right up, as if he's been doing this for ages.


And, I of course, sat there clapping and blubbering like a fool (I believe I heard Michael say, "She's having a mommy moment.").

We took the kids to the park a little while later, where Finn pulled himself up to standing repeatedly.


Seems like such a small thing to make such a big deal about, I know. What is the big deal? Finn is 19 months old and this is the first time he's ever done this, that's what. And he's made this leap in progress without having had any physical therapy since early December. When I saw him pull himself up onto his feet with my own two eyes, and I sat there crying tears of pride and happiness, all my second-guessing myself over having reduced his therapy over the last several months went out the window. Suddenly, my faith was restored that he will do the things he's supposed to do in his own time.

Michael said the other night, "Having Finn is like raising a baby in slow motion." It's so true, and really, so wonderful. We get to savor and appreciate each stage, and each step.



14 comments:

Mel said...

He's so funny- he looks like an old pro! I know what you mean about noticing things- I notice each and every little thing Luke learns that's new. It's so cool.

Erin said...

Yeah Finn! That is so exciting. Pretty sure I have had one too many mommy moments as well lately..I bet he really takes off now that he has learned how much more he can see and get in to! You all better watch out! Yeah Finn!

Jessica said...

That is very BIG news! Way to go Finn!

My name is Sarah said...

Look at you Finn!!! What a big boy:)

The Sanchez Family said...

Big boy Finn!!! So proud of you! So proud of Mommy!!!

Kristin said...

Woohoo - how exciting. Did he have 'feet issues' as an infant? My little Max hates anything touching his feet. At almost 11 months he will still usually curl up his legs if you try to get him to stand on his feet - it's so funny - but makes me crazy! :)
We haven't done any physical therapy yet...

Esther and Brian said...

Seeeeee!!!!! When he is ready, he will do it all!!!

I think that he just woke up this morning and decided that today was going to be the day..and it's going to be like this with walking and other stuff, too. This is so cool, though- I am very excited for you guys!!!

And Lisa, seriously, how in the world do you look so skinny in jeans after all the pregnancies, including a twinkie pregnancy? I mean, really...

Tara said...

Big stuff, Finn! That's awesome! My gosh, he's cute!

heather said...

Way to go Finn! This is huge and worthy of a celebration. I agree...he will do everything when he is ready, therapy or not.

Chrystal said...

Look at him! Little superstar!

D says the same thing as M about the building of the immune system.

onlywhoiam said...

Woo hoo Finn! E says "ah buh buh buh!" and claps for you!!

Carla said...

Savoring and appreciating those moments. That's what it's all about. Way to go Finn!

Katrina said...

He's beautiful. He brings happy tears to my eyes :)

Melissa said...

Yay, how exciting!