Tuesday, April 19

Another Family Sunday, Another Bryce First

Bryce has the uncanny ability to do a thing out of the blue as if he's been doing it forver (and you haven't been working tirelessly to get him to do it for months) and then not repeat said action for what seems like forever. It's ironic, it's funny to quip about but it's so frustrating!

For instance, just two and a half weeks ago I posted that Bryce had pulled up for the first time. I was very excited. So excited that I forgot about his track record on these kinds of moments and expected he'd do it again in a day or two. Well, two weeks to the day, with the same occupational therapist here to see, he pulled up for a second time.

It's like when he said apple, or up or yummy. He said them - clearly. But once and only once. It's also kind of like how he has figured out that I can't not laugh when he sticks his tongue out and turns his head up to a food offering at meal time. Except that one he's beginning to make an unfortunate habit out of. (Note to self: must stop laughing at inappropriate behavior.)

That is all besides the point though. My point is actually that we had a splendidly lazy Sunday. The weather was spring-like and beautiful and we were blessed with surprisingly few things to do. So we took Bryce for his first picnic out on the green lawn behind the Arboretum. We had a great time lazing around on the soft, lush grass.

And Bryce FINALLY drank from a straw. Not just a straw, but also a sippy cup. It's the little things that seem to bring the greatest joy. He picked up his cup, took a big gulp like he'd been doing it his whole life and ... wait for it... is still doing it!

It's like he found his desire for fluids finally and is making up for lost time. I must have spent several minutes through out the day today just sitting back and taking in him drink from his cup.

I know it's silly, but this little achievement is huge for me. Bryce may be behind, very behind even, but he's getting it all - in his own sweet time, of course. Bryce style - Bryce time.

Here are a few pictures from our picnic:

Bryce and Mommy

Bryce and his very first, very own hamburger. He ate very little of it but enjoyed very much of what he did eat. (By the way, 5 Guys Burgers and Fries really are good - just ask Bryce!)

Bryce sitting!!!!!!!! By himself!!!!!! He does this on occasion. We've only been working on it physical therapy (and every other day of the week as well) for months and months. He just doesn't have the desire to sit for long, he'd much rather be going, going, going.


  1. What a great post! I feel the same excitement on his achievements....tho many miles away right now....thank you...
    xx g2

  2. Yay for Bryce! No one can understand the overwhelming joy of the little things like fellow micro-preemie moms. Way to go Bryce!

  3. Oh my goodness, he is so awesome, and thank you for sharing this with us all. I get so excited, I could drive over there and give him a hug, just because he is doing so great. Amazing Bryce, he brings me so much joy! MIL


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