The gift of independent standing

Laelia has been standing without assistance (using only her leg braces) since Saturday night. Since then I’ve taken pictures, marveled, took her to PT to hear her physical therapist squeal, and thanked God a ton. It’s been great!

But since this is all so new the implications of this new ability didn’t sink in right away. Last night they did.

The surgical site on Laelia’s left leg has a red mark on it so we took her to Rapid Care a few weeks ago and they said it was fine. But the right side is completely healed and the left side is still oozing and bright red so I dragged her to her pediatrician’s office last night. Long story short, it’s still fine. No infection. That’s not the point of the story. Here’s the point: When you take your child to the pediatrician they have to weigh them.

Laelia has had to use the infant scale at the doctor’s office her whole life. She’s terribly outgrown it as you can imagine and she’s at the age where it’s embarrassing to use. Even though she has been able to stand while leaning over something for a while, you can’t do that with a scale! You can’t even hold Mommy’s hand! You have to stand all by yourself without a walker or bar or ¬†crutches or anything.

So last night for the first time in her life, Laelia stood on a scale. By herself.

It’s such a little thing, but I’m blubbering over here. My baby can stand! *sobs*

4 Responses to “The gift of independent standing”

  1. Lauren B says:

    Its always those little things in life that get ya. This is a wonderful accomplishment!! Good job mamma and Laelia! Praise God for standing on scales!

  2. Linda Record says:

    Really, really, really hope you thought to get a pic of this amazing milestone while wiping away the tears of joy. :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Never thought of that…..I think I will take Ryan to see his pediatrician right away!!!! How awesome!

  4. Kristin says:

    oh my I love her she’s so stinking cute :) she’s doing so great

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