Roland is walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Laelia has been a rock star standing queen for a while. Here she is with her new KAFOs!

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Roland just learned to stand! Here he is with his new KAFOs.

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Now they stand together!

(And the new KAFOs happened during an insurance hiccup and we are now $10,000 in medical debt because of them. *bangs head on wall* Yay… :-/)

But wait, there’s more!

On Thursday Roland and I spent the morning at Early Head Start, a preschool (only three hours, two days a week) that will help Roland catch up on his language delays. Right before lunch I asked him to sit in his chair at the table and he didn’t want to. He shook his head, said “no” and started to walk (using his little cart) the opposite way. So I took his cart away and led him by the hand to the chair. My little willful guy decided that right then and there he was going to walk independently for the first time ever AWAY FROM THAT CHAIR! Hahaha! So his teacher was cheering and I was half cheering half chiding as Roland took his very first independent steps since being out of casts. And the very first to be initiated by him. He took several steps, got redirected and then walked straight to the table. Once at the table I put him in the chair where heĀ proceededĀ to scream his little head off in protest. Oh boy is this class in for it. :) A few minutes later he was happily playing with his food at the table. Gosh that independence streak will help you later in life, little man of mine, but what a stinker you are! :)

The next day (yesterday) he got a tummy bug and was a little puke factory.

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“I swear it was having to sit at that table. It gave me the plague.”

But today he is totally back to normal and wanted to walk some more!

And he did!

He walked independently several more times!

It took a while for me to get him to do it again, but finally he did it!

Then just now I was sitting in the chair and taking random videos of the kids when he decided to walk again! Well more specifically he decided to yelp for Laelia to get him going and then he walked to me! I didn’t even have a bribe that time!

This just happened, people!

Oh he’s so close to just taking off and walking EVERYWHERE! I can’t wait!

4 Responses to “Roland is walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. Danielle Cervantes Stephens says:

    Wow! My husband watched with me and said, “What an awesome mother!” Congrats to all of you and praise to God!

  2. Carolyn Hemmerly-Campbell says:

    Oh my goodness gracious!! That is so awesome!! I cried happy tears. You are an amazing mother, Alexis…xo

  3. Melody says:

    Wow! This is so cool! And I LOVE what an amazing big sis Laelia is! I love how she encouraged and helped him!! Go Laelia and Rolly!! Thanks for sharing this! We laughed and cried as we watched it!
    Melody and Tim

  4. Randi Legates says:

    I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster award! Click on the link to find out more :)
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