Friday, February 25, 2011

November 13th: Part Two

In my last entry, November 13th: Part One, I shared a little about how we are trying to overcome any sort of worry in our household. I think one of the biggest worries I have is Mikail reaching or not reaching his milestones. So far he is reaching them all in his own time, yet still in the 'normal range' for his age. It's just at the later part of the range and me, being a high achiever, try to push him to get to them a little faster. Yeah, I know, that's not working so well. He will do things when he is ready.

I have been much better at not 'worrying' about him so much anymore. Part of it is that I am keeping the camera near me at all times so I can record all of his 'yay moments'. Here are a few from this past week:

Learning to get up on all fours and rock back and forth.


Signing "All Done" or "Finished" in sign language.


Learning to stand with support.

Clapping! He loves to clap and play high five with Daddy.


Feeding himself. With six new teeth, this is extra fun for him.

In taking these pictures and many, many more, I am reminded that these are ALL things the doctors told us originally that Mikail would NEVER be able to do. So, why am I worried, right? Well, the natural protectiveness in us parents leads us to want the best for our children and do the best we can for them and then the 'what if it's not enough?' question. Blahhh!!!

So, here I am remembering to live in the moment and enjoy all the wonderful milestones we are meeting in 'Mikail's time', not 'Mama's time'.

2 comments:

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

God bless you and your beautiful little baby! thankyou for sharing your story-
kelli

Iris said...

Oh thank you so much, Kelli. Thanks for coming by and reading our story. God is so good.