Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's really really official! Max is WALKING!!!

Max is Walking! It's Official!! from Catherine Just on Vimeo.

So I've heard from other folks around town - that once kids have the eyes surgery they just get up and start to walk! Seriously. I thought this was amazing but I didn't really know what to expect with Max....and guess what? He had the surgery on july 28th and on August 17th ( just 20 days later ) he just kept on walking without falling! I noticed right away that his center of gravity had changed and he was a lot more stable in his standing and his attempts at walking ( he has been taking up to 8-9 and sometimes 12 steps since around his first birthday ). Seeing it all come together is pretty amazing...and clearly Max gets a kick out of it as well. I'm jumping for joy for the little guy and I just love watching him be able to keep up with his friends at playgroup after months and months of him being left in the dust by all his cute girlfriends and guy pals. And - with walking also comes the amazing POWER NAP from about noon until 3 or 3:30. Oh man is this an incredible thing! I can stop eating lunch in 5-10 minute slurps while fearing he will wake up ( which is usually did )
AND I can make dinner - check e-mail - read - watch tv - call a friend - update my blog (!) and possibly do a little cleaning up ( but who wants to do that? Not me )

These days his schedule is

Monday - Occupational therapy 8-9am

Tuesday - Physical Therapy 9-10am about 30 minutes from home

Wednesday - Playgroup 9:30-11:30 which he just started to go back to because he isn't napping in the morning anymore. YAY for playgroup with his pals!

Speech therapy 1-2pm ( changing Sept 9th )

Thursday - Water therapy 4-4:45pm

Friday - Playgroup 9:30-11:30 at Club 21

Speech will change to 9am on Thursdays
and we have a few regularly schedules playdates with some friends and their kids each week as well.

ok - I'm off for a little playdate with a friend Max hasn't really seen in a while and I get to catch up with her mama and I'm looking forward to that and watching him walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk walk!

Hooray for Max!!!!!!!!!!


To Love Endlessly said...

Go Max Go! You sure are a busy lil' boy!! :-)

Amy Meszaros said...

Happy walking boy!!! SO CUTE!!!!

CP said...

YAY!!! Max look at you walking . . .so happy to see him so happy :-)

Anonymous said...

Yeah Mommy too!
This is the beginning of a very good time with a more predictable and reasonable schedule. I love, love, love this year or so of babydom.
Enjoy it fully.

jacqueline said...

Yipeee and hooooray to MAX! Way to go! He is sooo soo adorable and this video made me smile and warms my heart!! Congratz. :) Love to you and yours!

The Sanchez Family said...

That's fascinating because at 2 1/2 years old Joaquin needs the eye surgery and we just put it off due to fear. Well, at about Max's age...Joaquin had the strength and coordination and the standing ability to walk but was SOOOO hesitant and never did...up until about 3 months ago...and the optho said that due to his strabismus he has had no depth perception and so it took him a LOT longer to walk until he was able to create depth conception...so....it make TOTAL sense that Max is walking now!!! YAHOO!!! how did the surgery go? Considered successful? CONGRATS Max!!!! So maybe it's safe to say that once Joaquin gets his surgery (which we've decided to move forward on) he will start running?!?! :)

Andi said...

I've never even met Max, but this video brought tears to my eyes. Great job, buddy.

Angi B said...

YEAH! Congrats to you both. Busy schedule though. Geesh, I'm tired just looking at it. All for the best.

Moyra Scott said...

go wee feller!!

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Jen Currier said...

Woo hoo, Max!!! And Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!
Luv your B-day Buddy!

Sharon said...

He is truly amazing! And so, so cute!!