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Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!


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We found out yesterday that we will be welcoming Evelyn (Evie) Ruth in January! We are very excited! Everything on the ultrasound looked good and she is measuring right on track! We tried to get Gage to say Evie, but he wouldn't say anything but Baby. I think he's going to be a good big brother.

On Gage- he just got a new set of braces. His old ones were 3 sizes too small and not doing much for him anymore. These are taller and give him more support. We skipped a whole shoe size and only have 2 brown pair of shoes that fit now, so he needs some new tennis shoes. The goal is to get him walking without the walker ASAP. He's still doing great with therapy and is using his walker well now. We swiveled the front wheels this week and he is able to keep the walker pretty much going where he wants it to instead of walking in circles like he did before. He has turned his walker over 3 times in the last 3 days- once backwards on the road in front of our house. He was headed up hill and leaned back too far. He ended up with road rash and a goose egg on the back of his head.After that I raised the back of it a notch to try to keep him from doing that.

Last night after church, he was walking in the grass outside. The first fall happened when he tried to get back on the sidewalk and his front wheels caught and he went over forward. Then he was walking in the thick grass and just pushed too hard and went over forward again. Thankfully, he was fine both times and he got right back up to try again after a little cuddling. I'm really so happy with how he has been progressing since surgery.


Edited to add pics of the new braces:

Compared to the old ones that were shorter, and 3 sizes too small!!

6 comments:

Whitney said...

I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited!!!

Love, Whit

Ashley said...

Congrats! Girls are awesome! The hair bows and dresses are addicting. :)

Jamie said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!! I love girls, though boys are pretty nice too :).

sterlingirl said...

OOOHHH!! YAY!!! How exciting!!! Love her name!

Emmilu said...

Yea for a girl!! And way to go Gage!

Christine said...

Congrats! Girls are so fun! (so are boys) ;)