Oct 27, 2010

See this is how you put them together...

No problem Big Bro...I can do it all by myself!

Hanging out in the Kitchen while Mommy and Carter do some baking...smells good!


Yup, I'm a boy,,,love that remote!

Oct 18, 2010

Bloorview Visit

Yeah, my baby is a rockstar...
Not that I'm bias or anything :)
But Zachary had a great visit at Bloorview this morning. Kim the PT, watched him play and was quite impressed. She was also very happy with his cognitive abilities (yeah he's smart too, lol).
She gave me a few things to help him along, like transitioning him from sitting to lying and vice versa.
She had no concerns about him at this time, he is right on track!
As he gets a bit older and starts trying to pull himself up to stand, she will look at getting him some AFO's (ankle foot orthotics). Zachary doesn't plant his feet, he stands on his heels, so the they will help him balance.

She apologized that we came so far to not really accomplish anything...I said No Problem! I love hearing good news, it was well worth my drive.

Oct 14, 2010

Zachary is 8 Months!

Well here we are again...
I am now embarking on my favourite baby months. I love how they start to interact, their independence, and new ways to get around.
And speaking of ways to get around, I called Bloorview last week to see if we could start on some physio. (a little bit annoyed that we haven't already been set up on a program) They told me Zachary's next clinic day was in February. February? He'll be one by then...that's a lot of lost time in seeing what his potential is and how we can help him get there. I left a message with the physiotherapist.
A couple of days later I got a phone call from Grandview (a local childrens therapy centre) from their physio department.  I just figured Bloorview had made a referal, but 20 minutes after I made the appointment, I got a call from Bloorview!  So now we have two appointments. I am just fine with that. I like the fact I have 2 opinions and one that is close to home.
We went to Grandview on Wednesday for our first assessment. And our rockstar of a baby is right on track for an 8 month old! Music to my ears :)
We will go there for the next 3 weeks to start a program.
We head to Bloorview on Monday. I am excited to see what they have to say.

So here are a few pics of our little man!

Oct 13, 2010

Oh my, I can't believe it's been so long since my last post!
It has been busy around here. The boys have started skating lessons, we went to Great Wolf Lodge, and Zachary is starting physio...
So some of my catch up is going to be through pictures :)

Peyton all suited up


Can't forget that Zachary was there too...

Zachary and Ryan @ Rainforest Cafe on our way to Niagara Falls

The boys seeing the Elephant

On our walk to the falls

Our Family :)

Oct 3, 2010


So October is Spina Bifida awareness month. I only know this because my son has spina bifida...any other October I have never encountered any sort of information or "advertisement" letting me know about this birth defect. (Although on a side note...it is actually awareness month in the States)

So if you read this blog, consider yourself aware...
Aware that spina bifida will add smiles, joy, tears, and triumphs (just to name a few).