Thursday, March 1, 2012

And... We're Rollin'

Boy oh boy!

Week 15 was an exciting one! Not only did Eli start laughing this week (which is com pletely adorable by the way!), he rolled over for the first time.
The best part? He rolled over for the first time on my husband's birthday! What better present than that?

I happened to have my camera in hand and was able to catch this amazing milestone thanks to the lightning fast speed of my SLR.

You would have though Eli won the Super Bowl with the way his sister, Daddy, and I were clapping and cheering. Although if you look closely at the last picture, you can practically hear Eli thinking, "Oh no! What have I done now!"

He has been a rolling fool ever since!

When we first found out that Eli had clubfoot, I worried he wouldn't hit the developmental milestones that other children hit. That he wouldn't be able to do all the things a typical child could. I worried my husband and I would miss out on the cool things other parents get to see - like watching their baby roll over for the first time, crawling, or take their first steps.

The truth is, that was one of my biggest fears, and one of the hardest things to deal with as a parent.

The reality is, Eli is right on track! Just like the doctors said he would be. Kids with clubfeet might be a little slower to hit developmental milestones but eventually they will get there. And thanks to the Dobbs brace, I think Eli might even be right on track with other kids his age.

Now, if only he could go find himself a job!

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