Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Elisabeth cracked the code!

Indulge me as I enjoy a proud Mom moment....

Elisabeth is suddenly WALKING today. Really walking! Before this she would only take one step or so when she cruised between pieces of furniture.

She suddenly realized she could do it, the light bulb went on, so she's off and running!! A little wobbly, perhaps, but she made the leap from one step to about twenty in a row.

She's VERY VERY proud of herself, too!

She's always been a bit of a worry to us, since she was born at 28 weeks (a couple of minutes after Catherine), 12 weeks premature, but has been very slow to grow and develop since she had a ventricular septum defect. She had heart surgery at 5 months of age, but since she was so weak she spent an entire month in the hospital and was tube-fed and on oxygen for months after that. She's getting stronger all the time, but still weighs only about 17 pounds at 22 months of age and her speech is quite delayed.

But finally she has learned to walk! So I'm very proud of her today, too. And all the other days as well, of course.

I'm not sure if Catherine has noticed. I think she may be too busy filling up Elisabeth's crib with diapers. She picks them up at the changing table, carries them over one by one, and drops them in. Clean ones, fortunately. Dozens of them. Don't ask me to explain her, I just house and feed her.

4 comments:

Wil said...

YAY!!!! How exciting! She's overcome so much, one of these days she'll be president or something :) Congrats!

Karen in Calgary said...

Woohoo! Look out, Danger Diaper Dumping Girl, your sis has evolved! Hurray Elisabeth!

Karen in Calgary said...

Woohoo! Look out, Danger Diaper Dumping Girl, your sis has evolved! Hurray Elisabeth!

mid-pack mom said...

Catching up on blog reading and caught this entry. That is great. Way to go Elisabeth! Kirsten