Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sit Parker Sit... Good Boy!

Although I was not there to witness it today, I was informed by Parker's Nana that he got to a sitting position all by himself. It does not surprise me one bit since we all noticed Parker doing a couple of other things today that we had yet to see.

In the past few weeks we have noticed Parker rocking back and forth on his hands and knees. Today, Parker got off of his knees and straightened his legs so that he had his bottom high in the air while his hands and feet were on the ground. It looked like an inverted 'V'. Now, I am not educated enough about the subject, but I am thinking that maybe this is a precursor to standing. I know at eight and a half months we are a long way from getting into a standing position all by himself but it was definitely nice to see.

Secondly, Parker has started to bring his knees in one at a time while in the hands and knees position. Similar to how you would do if you were crawling. You would normally bring one knee close to your hands before moving the same hand further in front of you. Not only has Parker moved his knees one at a time, he has also moved one hand in front of the other when I stand over him and bring one his knees up to his hand when he is in the crawling position.

Back when I was working with Parker on learning how to balance himself in a sitting position I had made the statement that Parker would be standing two weeks from that date. I am making a similar prediction right now. Parker will be getting into a sitting position on a regular basis by this Friday and secondly, Parker will be crawling one week from today.

I had mentioned that CityTV would be doing a story this week about Parker and an upcoming fundraiser being put on by the alumni of the high school I went to. I spoke with someone today and Anne Mroczkowski will be visiting us at our home on Thursday to do the interview. We are assuming that it will be on the Thursday, 6pm news. When I find out for sure, I will definitely let you know.

Many of you have seen Parker's baptism video in the past day and have expressed how much they enjoyed it. If you have yet to see his past three videos, you really should check them out today on the right sidebar. They will give you an excellent idea of Parker's personality. The two from September show you his fun side and his baptism will give you a glimpse of the more serious and focused Parker.

Lastly, we were informed that Parker would be having his x-ray performed on October 20th to see if he has any skeletal abnormalities. ADA deficiency can cause may other problems in addition to not having an immune system. This is the reason why it is considered one of the worst forms of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.


Natalie said...

Good Morning Parker!

Wow! Congratulations Parker Pants! Sitting all by yourself...what a big boy you are! I keep trying to watch your video little one but my computer has a mind of its own! I will try again tonight because I cannot wait to see it!

I woke up this morning to thunder and lightening! What an exciting rainstorm! I hope that you like the sound of rain! I love to cuddle up in bed with a blanket and listen to the weather outside...I hope that you are cozy and doing that right now!

Lots of love,
Auntie Natalie xoxox

Happifax said...

Hey Parker,

Way to go! All that hard work pays off in the end. Little does your daddy know that you're really not that far from pulling yourself up and standing. All you need is a little something you desperately want to get that's on the sofa or a chair and, before you know it, you'll be vertical. Next thing you know, daddy will be running around the house trying to keep up with you!! Keep up all the hard work.

Your buddy,