As you can see in today’s video Noah is trying hard to stand up on his own. I just love how hard he tries!
Our little boy is seriously one of the hardest working one year olds I know! He works so hard at his physical therapy appointments, and I can’t even guess how much time he has spent doing treadmill training. And while he’s sitting up on his own, crawling on his own, and even taking steps on his on, he isn’t quite ready to walk or stand up on his own quite yet.
But he’ll get there.
When I took this video I remember wondering if Noah would ever walk on his own. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. I knew he would walk eventually, but it just seemed like it was taking forever for him to even stand up on his own. (Although he had recently learned to pull himself up to a standing position on his own, and took his first steps, which was huge!)
I continually remind myself that every child is unique, will meet their milestones at different times and try to focus on celebrating, not comparing. When I do that my heart fills up with pride for my child, instead of bitterness in my heart of what other children can do, that Noah can’t.
In other words, when I line my heart up with truth, I start thinking about true things, and life is good.
It’s so much fun watching him learn to connect the dots. He’ll get there, and I’m enjoying every moment of his journey.
If you’re a parent of a child with Down syndrome I want to remind you to enjoy every second with your chid. Don’t let comparison or developmental milestone charts steal one once of joy from your life. Every child is unique, and uniqueness deserves to be celebrated.
Have a great day!
Is your child standing up on their own yet? If so, what age where they when they started to stand up on their own? Leave a comment below and let us know.