Welcome to our journey!

If you are new to our blog, you may want to start with Beginnings - Part 1 and Part 2 to catch you up to speed on Jackson's arrival on December 11th, 2010 (yup, 12/11/10).

Monday, October 1, 2012

31 for 21


I decided to take part in this Blog Challenge and while writing 31 blog posts in 31 days is quite intimidating, I've created a sort of "schedule" so that it is realistic to attempt with two kids while trying to sell your house and going back to work at the end of the month.  I am also going to keep it as simple as possible...

So today marks the beginning of the 31 for 21 Blog Challenge and I've so cleverly decided to give Mondays the theme of "Miscellaneous Monday".  I know...serious originality. 

So for this "Miscellaneous Monday", I'd like to talk about Jackson and his shoes.  Jackson's PT wanted him to wear shoes during the day to hopefully promote stability and a desire to stand and I totally think it's working.  

Just a while ago, I glanced over and Jackson was standing at the couch...something he hasn't attempted to do in a while.  And when we practice our pulling up and standing skills, he actually stands for more than a second and its only been a week of daily shoe-wearing.  

Good weight-shifting!

Chris (his PT) also has us pulling him to stand prior to picking him up so that Jackson gets the message that he has to stand if he wants to be picked up off the ground.  While he's not standing on his own or really pulling himself up to help, he is tolerating standing prior to being picked up (with lots of support of course, but he's doing it!).  This is good for him and good for our backs!

I will say one thing that is a pain about the shoes (and I'm assuming most parents of toddlers can attest to this)...Jackson quickly figured out how to un-velcro  his shoes and typically can be found with only one shoe on by the end of the day.  Interestingly enough, once one is off, the other typically stays in place.

That's all for this "Miscellaneous Monday"...you'll have to check back in for tomorrow's oh-so-creative theme. 

Happy Monday!

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