Wednesday, September 8, 2010

BIG update!

Where have we been? I feel like it has been ages since we've done an actual update on how things are going over here...so here goes!!

Here is Grey on his first day of school
(I know he looks like he's going to College...but no, he's still just a baby. :)

This past week Grey started back up at The Conductive Learning Center and I couldn't have been more excited! We had the summer off from most therapies and I was itching to get back into it. There is only so much that we can do on our own here, and it is always nice to get a fresh perspective on things. Already in this first week, Grey stood at the bar for the first time all by himself! It only lasted a few seconds, but those few seconds were pretty amazing. :) I couldn't wait to call Andy when class was over to tell him what a great day Grey had. We go everyday from 8:30-11:30 so it took a few days for Grey to adjust to the new schedule but he is now back in the swing of things and doing so so well! We are so proud!

This is Grey's new "smile for the camera" face

Grey is also starting to talk up a storm! He now can say "ready...GO!" "one two three" "All done" "I deenk" (I drink) "tee-eee" (TV...not super excited that he is saying that one, but he loves to play with the remote) "own" (phone)...swing, slide, chip, mommy, daddy, grandma, papa, yes, no, shirt, sock, nice, down, up, in, out...all of those have their own variations and he pretty much repeats EVERYTHING that we say. It is just so much fun to hear all of these new words. We will for sure get some video of this soon! He is also pointing to most of his body parts (eye, nose, mouth, ear, toes, hair) We pretty much think that he is the smartest person ever...seriously. :) He also fake yawns which is hilarious...my favorite!
Overall, things here have been going pretty great! Grey does have an MRI coming up next week that we could use some prayers about. His urologist and neurosurgeon want to get a better look at things to make sure that his new bladder issues aren't due to his tethered spinal cord or his syrinx. We are praying that his bladder has just changed on it's own and that we can continue with what we are doing without having to think about another surgery. Please keep us in your prayers next week! The MRI is on Tuesday and our follow-up appointment with the neurosurgeon is on Friday. Thankfully we won't have to wait too long to hear the results.

Here are some of our recent pics...we just can't get enough of this kid!!

Ugh! What can I say? I just love him!!

Playing with play doh...such an artist! :)


Grey working on that standing...he's gettin' good!


OK, as I was typing this, I decided to see if I could get some "proof"...here it is!! ENJOY! :)
video

16 comments:

Liz Keicher said...

I can't believe how big Grey's getting! It's so cute to hear him, his voice and personality ("free!"). I'm so excited for the day Emily starts talking.

Prayers for the MRI on Tuesday, I hope it's just the bladder and not the syrinx.

Jill said...

OMG, I LOVE one year olds!! Seriously, I think it's my favourite age when they are just adorable half-baby, half-little kid and learning everything. Grey is absolutely edible, he's so sweet. That fake yawn was too much. And the new hairstyle! Love it. Good luck next week, we'll keep you and Greyson in our prayers!

Joanna (and David) said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS. I'm sorry but that video is the stinkin' cutest thing ever!!!! His little voice is so sweet! I swear Jet growled just like Grey the other day and I thought - yep this is almost the age Grey was when we met. lol. I hope he has as amazing a vocabulary one day! Cute. Cute. CUTE!

Kelly said...

He is so cute! I can't believe how much he is saying. What a smartie pants. So fun to see and hear the updates. Glad conductive ed is going well. What a super star to be standing on his own in the first week!! Will be sending positive thoughts your way that the MRI goes well next week.

Heather Weir said...

I've missed your updates. Grey is getting so big. I love that he's standing some. I love all these little successess everyone has.

We'll keep you in our prayers for the MRI and that all will be well that No one needs another surgery.

Good luck!

Amanda said...

That video is so stinking cute! I love how he says "No" at the end when he's done! He is getting so big and is adorable!

Lacy said...

Grey is such a ROCKSTAR!!!

HennHouse said...

Awesome update!

He's so adorable!

Summers Family said...

Oh man, I loved absolutely everything in that post! He is doing and looking SO wonderful! How exciting. Sending lots of love and prayers your way for next weeks test.

Hugs!

krousehouse said...

That is awesome, wonderful news! Go Grey! Plus, he is so cute...he looks like such a little boy instead of a baby.

Amanda said...

That's great! I love the yawns!
Good Luck next week.
Grey looks so big! So grown up! And he's doing so much! You must be so proud.

Scasmflops said...

Absolutely loving his vocab. that is great!!!! And the STANDING!!!! AMAZING!!!! This makes my heart smile so big!!!!. :) Will be praying for your upcoming appts.

Nate and Emily said...

I am so proud of him! And I cannot believe how well he talks! I'm so glad to have the boys in school together and that I have the opportunity to see his amazing moments- like standing, at school. Go Grey!

Holli (and Mark) said...

Wow, he just gets cuter and cuter, and the vocabulary? that is pretty amazing. I'm still anxiously waiting to hear "mama" from my two, can Grey please have a word with them? ha,ha.
and I love love "wheres your ears?" No (don't feel like it mama--I showed off my stuff enough, ha,ha)!!! and the fake yawns? love him!!!
I will be praying for Tuesday that nothing shows up on that MRI of concern. Hugs and prayers!!!

Colleen said...

OMG--the fake yawn is killing me! He is too much.

Erin said...

I LOVED the video! Seriously...my heart exploded. He is just so adorable I can't even stand it. I love how he and Donovan are so close on their development! It's like watching his blond-haired twin. :)