Friday, April 27, 2012

update time!

It has been forever since an update! Honestly, we haven't had a ton going on, but here's a few photos to show you what we've been up to!

Carson has started swimming lessons! There's a rehab hospital near by with an adaptive swimming program. Carson gets a one-on-one class with an expert! He absolutely LOVES it! He is currently in the middle of his second session already and is learning a lot. They work on arm strokes and kicking, holding his breath and getting over the common fear of going under water. His instructor, Miss Jenny, said that he is very much like any other typical, "normal" 3 year old in the water. Even though he has Spina Bifida it does not seem to cause as much of a challenge for him while in the water. I was surprised to hear this! I think this may be the beginning of many many swim lessons!

Recently we also had a get-together with all my friends who have children with Spina Bifida! We rented a play place for all the families and had a pizza party there too. I can never believe how blessed we are to have such a great group of friends. It has been incredible getting to know all the families in our group and watching our kids become friends. In the photo above, Carson is hanging out with his long time pal, Greyson. I think they're chatting about their crazy moms who can never put their cameras down.

Carson also did another session of therapy at One Plus One. Can I just brag for a minute? This kid is doing incredible things! We have been working on walking independently (I can't even believe I'm saying this), and since his session he wants to be on his feet ALL THE TIME. In fact, just the other day he walked all the way from the living room, through the dining room, and into the kitchen all on his own! Ok, so our house is pretty small, but this is a record either way! He is so proud of himself!

In April Carson was able to experience his first adaptive Easter egg Hunt! My mom in law was kind enough to create and fund the event for the West Michigan Spina Bifida Organization. It was a huge hit and the kids loved it!

We also decorated Easter eggs at the party.
Carson sure is growing up! Actually, he's gearing up to become a big brother! We're expecting our 2nd child and our due date is Nov 2! We are very excited! Please pray for a healthy baby.


Our family said...

LOvE the update!!! Carson is adorable as usual and seems like he is kicking some booty in all his therapy! Wow, a new baby! Best news ever! We'll pray for a healthy baby and smooth pregnancy :) Congrats to an amazing family! XO

Lauren said...

Carson looks great! and a big congrats on number 2. praying for you guys. Hope to see you soon!

Susan M. Nelson said...

WOW, Emily! So much excitement going on over there! Congratulations on all of this news. The swimming, walking and baby. (: I just can not stop grinning. God is good. We will be praying for a strong and healthy baby.

Anonymous said...

Could you please do another update?