Friday, September 12, 2008


Just a quick post, because I'm so excited!!!

This past week Avi kept telling me that Leah was "walking" along the couch, I pretty much responded with something along the lines of "you're crazy". Just last week in PT, Nadine (PT), said to start working with her on cruising, but that it could take awhile. Well, in true Leah fashion, she was totally doing it!! I was playing with her this morning and all of the sudden I look over and she is cruising from one end of the couch to another!! WOO HOO!!!

A few minutes after that she found her balance and stood by herself for a good minute! She has been doing this all day!!

After her cruising episode, Leah had PT. I told Nadine about it and she tried to get Leah to do it again. Leah happily did! Nadine did notice she still is majorly locking her leg and for now is on her toes. She said not to get concerned about any of it yet, because she is still learning her way. Next week, we will try some knesio tape on the back of her knee to see if that helps the locking.

Just had to share--I really wasn't expecting her to start cruising yet...but hey, anything is possible!!!

This weekend is Leah's first birthday party, it's supposed to be outside. Of course, we are getting slammed with rain! I hope it goes well! How can it not? We will be celebrating 1 year of our sweet little girl! The best year of our lives!

(Side note, Leah's real bday is not until the 25th)


North Dakota Ward's said...

That is wonderful news!!! Go Leah!

Kristy said...

Go Leah Go!! Miki still cruises around on her toes so I wouldn't worry about that. She will walk flat footed when shes ready. I really wanted to come to the party but I hope everything goes smoothly and the rain holds up for a little while.

Kiera Beth said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! ! Those are wonderful 1st birthday pictures. Leah is adorable!

North Dakota Ward's said...

I said this to you on babycenter, but wanted to make sure you saw it. On your post there you said she was crawling at ten months. I just wanted to let you know that two of my "typical" kids crawled at ten months too! She is just doing fabulous!!!

Amanda said...

Thanks Suzanne! Sometimes being a first time mother, I still don't know when the time is "right". Not that there is a right or wrong time...hope you know what I mean! :) I am so proud of Leah! She amazes me everyday--I'm sure you feel the same about Sammy, because he is awesome too!!! Thanks for always checking in on us over here, you know I'm always checking on you guys too! I get so much contentment and inspiration watching what Sammy is doing. If I am having a rough day, I love to go to your (or anyones) blog and read the amazing things your little one is doing! Thanks for sharing and for always "being there". :)

Erin said...

Congrats way to go LEAH:)
Happy 1st Birthday too.... even though it is early. Love the new pics too. Hope the party went well even though we got slammed with rain

Sarah said...

LOVE the birthday pics! And what an awesome birthday surprise to be cruising!! WOW.