Miles got his AFOs June 20th and has pretty much been walking since then. It just took him a few weeks. It's hard to believe after all this time he's just walking around, but then it's also hard to believe he hasn't always been doing it now.
James and I celebrated our anniversary (June 21st) with a visit to Mohican State Park. We camped overnight (James' dad babysat Miles for us). It was a little rainy but we enjoyed it and we still had our fire and got to kayak and had a fire and went on a little hike. We also climbed the fire tower in the morning. It was very misty!
About this time we also found out we are having a girl on October 29th! We are very excited. We also found out she has a left hand deformity. It looks like her pinky and her ring finger are fused and that maybe there is no middle finger. It's hard to tell for sure. But her left hand definitely looks different than her right hand. We were surprised, especially because it is very different than what Miles has, but we're hoping it will be a little easier than club feet and arthrogryposis. It is more a structural issue than a muscle issue. After talking to a few people, it seems like most likely we won't do anything right away. She will probably have surgery on her hand around 2 years old.
Arthrogryposis Awareness Day, June 30th. We wore blue!
|Love that cheesy smile!|
|Tried "Ice Painting" with Miles. He thought they were popsicles. He especially liked the black one. His knees were stained for a day or so. |
|We went to the Kingwood Center in Mansfield with our friends, the Hongs. Their son Epraim is a few days older than Miles. You can see how proud Miles is of himself walking!|
Touch a Truck-They had this event outside the library. There were all kinds of trucks and other vehicles the kids could see and get inside. Miles favorite part was playing with the free ball he got in the parking lot.
|Downtown Ashland for the Labor Day Parade. If only it was "Labor" Day. :) Two more months. With the Hongs (left) and Hooblers (right)|