Monday, January 4, 2010

New walking legs

Are you getting tired of our videos yet? I can't help but post the new silly walking Elijah was doing tonight. And doesn't Dan look like a mountain man? He is shaving/cutting off the hair next Sunday! I CAN'T WAIT!!

This past weekend was so different from the previous weekend. Elijah was a very well-behaved little boy and the majority of our time together was pleasant and fun (although bitterly cold when forced to walk into the outdoors). Maybe all the walking distracted him?

The first two days of walking were exciting for him, but after a few falls on the tile he has become a little bit more hesitant to zoom around the house. As with everything, we are letting him do this at his own pace (with a little gentle coaxing) so he doesn't get overwhelmed and frustrated. He gets nervous about walking if we are anywhere but our home, which is just fine for now. His confidence will increase as his skills get better.

I have been an emotional pregnant wreck lately, so every little thing makes me cry and one of the things I cannot stop crying about is Elijah's new walking skills. Over the past almost-three years, I have wondered many times if we would ever see this day. OUR LITTLE BOY IS WALKING!!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! THANK YOU, GOD!

I will be out of town for work meetings for two days and one night this week, so I have been soaking up all the Elijah time that I possibly can. Not like I don't always do that anyway. Mommy-Elijah time is the best. (I am now officially "Mommy" and no longer "Mama.")

We got to listen to the baby's heartbeat again today. What a comforting sound. I just started feeling some punches and kicks coming from in there, too! Next Thursday I will get a Level 2 ultrasound and at the end of January I will go back for a fetal echocardiogram. We are excited to get a glimpse of Elijah's little sibling! I have had a very strong feeling we will be having another boy, but we will find out for sure next week.

Elijah's cough/cold is finally nearly gone. We're hoping this is the new trend for the new year. I hope you all are having a great start to your new year! Thank you so much for checking in on us!


Ehlan said...

Beautiful walking! Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks!

Kathy said...

WE can't see enough videos of just keep posting them!

and...Elijah likes the he going to notice it when it's gone??

and where's some pics of you and your baby you even have one yet??
THanks for sharing..he always puts a smile on my face!

Tina:0) said...

OMG!!! I've been missing WAY too much! I've been such a terrible blogger/blog friend here lately - please forgive me?!

I'm with Kathy, we can't get enough of watching Elijah! When the latest video stopped, Vaeh asked me "where he go? Me wanna see him again!" She loved watching him walk & hearing you cheer him on!!

He looks so grown up, running all over the place! Too adorable! I love your still shots, too! They look like professional shots! New career maybe;0)

Hope you're all doing well! Give that little man hugs from us!

jencooper said...

I am with the others...never enough videos!! I finally got a Flip camera so I am going to transition into using our blogger blog more.

Travel safely!

Cecilia said...

I love watching your little man walking all over the house, he is so adorable!

Have a nice week!

Lee Family said...

I can never get enough of Elijah walking is so cute to watch.

Have a good week!

Tracy said...

I love seeing your videos! Keep 'em coming!!!