And the day arrived for Nickolas to get his first piece of equipment. And I wasn't quite sure how I felt about it. I was excited for him to be able to be upright. I was afraid he wouldn't like it. And I was nervous about the idea of equipment - something that broadcasts that he needs help, that he is different!
And at the same time, knowing that this would actually help him be where he is supposed to be - standing - to help with those developmental tasks. That this was actually a really, really good thing. That was my rational side - but who ever said that motherhood was the same as being rational!
I had a picture in my head of something large and metal with lots of straps and stuff.
Googling standing frames and infants did not help, I just couldn't get a picture in my mind about what we were going to come home with.
But the day arrived, and Leslie the orthodics guy came out, with this little tiny metal and foam thing. And that was it!
And we are up! Whoa
Nick wasn't quite so sure what was going on.
Then he dropped his tiger! I could see exactly what he was thinking! Oh crap! How am I supposed to get that now?! But he actually stopped fussing when he was thinking this over.
Had some last minute adjustments. If you notice - Nick's belly is hanging out of the elastic chest strap - that was most of what we had to change - now his belly doesn't hang out.
I am actually pretty psyched that he has these now. They look great, they help him. AND he likes being in the frame - more pictures will follow.