Monday, September 15, 2008

Independence at it's BEST!

This video shows Alaina being super independent! The other day I was busy doing household things when all of a sudden I couldn't find Alaina. She had made it half way down the stairs all by herself and was trying to climb back up them! (Climbing is harder to do) I was so impressed by her bravery and that she knew to turn around and go down feet first. So, ever since then we have been making her do it all by herself! She is improving with each day! Just on Saturday Jeremy was downstairs and then all of a sudden he said there was Alaina :)

Also, another accomplishment was yesterday Addie was playing with the little people barn, (a favorite in our house) on the ottoman. Alaina really wanted to play with it so she had figured out how to pull up to standing and was playing with it:) We could not believe it!!!

On another note, a week ago I had to take her to the hospital to get some lab work done for her upcoming surgery. I got a phone call today telling me that her EKG came back abnormal. They said not to worry that they were just doing a follow-up for precaution, but as a mother how can I not worry? It is scheduled with a heart specialist on Wed, the 24th. So please keep her and us in your prayers! I will keep you posted!

Edited to say: Sorry that the video is dark and sideways :) I will try to get a better video so you can see more and so you don't get a kink in your neck! :)


bushfamily said...

Yeah for Alaina!!! I couldn't help but smile while watching this!!! She is such an inspiration. Now to you I say....Uh, oh, now she knows she can do more, you're in troble!!!

Joe and Leanna said...

WOW! This is Awesome! Great job Alaina! Isn't it amazing what they can figure out on their own...when we let them. Cole can not crawl but he will sure roll everywhere to get where he wants to be.

Catherine said...

Pardon me while I cry over here - talk about giving such a feeling of hope. I cannot wait for the day I see my son do the same thing. Congratulations and good work Alaina!

Anonymous said...

This is amazing! They're growing up so fast and getting so big! I love you guys!

Mimi said...

Hi there, I was googling PERCS and found Alaina's site. I hope everything is going well for you guys. I don't know whether Alaina has had her surgery or not, but I hope to see an update soon. I'm glad the carnival was such a success! I'm sorry I didn't know about it or I would have tried to come. I look forward to seeing you at Alaina's next clinic visit! Mimi Rassi, Child Life Specialist at HDVCH