Wednesday, June 25, 2008
So this weekend we are headed to Kansas for vacation, so we are so excited to see our family and new cousin Tristen! Cousin Paxton is SO very excited to go swimming with Braden, it should be a blast. These are some pictures from our latest class. Braden is making friends, and so are mommy and daddy with more special needs parents. One of the things Braden and mommy do in the pool, is when he is in the floating devices, is he pushes against mommy with his feet as mommy pushes him away. Then we sway side to side and Braden will usually bend the opposite leg - but sometimes he finds it fun to fight mommy and push back keeping his leg straight. Of course, Braden is still a model floater, only needs the head support. Being in the water really relaxes him, so even if he is sleepy, we get good stretching in. The naps he takes after swim class are really long. Not sure if it's a combination of exhaustion or relaxation, but Braden really seems to enjoy being in the water.
Braden is doing new things all the time, subtle as they may be. He is doing better at lifting his head up from a tummy position, learning to put weight on his arms, and he is holding his head more mid-line when snuggling (instead of one side or the other, but this is a great progression!).
Thanks for checking on us, drop in again soon!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Here are some pics from our first swim class. This is a class for special needs kids, and our first class was last Saturday. Of course the Heckert's are in the class with us, so we look forward to posting more pictures in the weeks to come. Braden is a chunky-monkey, as you know - and his whole body floats if you just hold his head. If we have to do stuff under the water, I actually have to push his body down in the water! :-) So cute.
We hope you all have a very enjoyable Father's Day weekend... it looks like our family will be welcoming a baby cousin for Braden this weekend. Uncle Scott and girlfriend Patty will be bringing Tristan Blake into the world this very weekend. Not only is it Scott's birthday, but will be his first Father's Day too:-)