Bertrand concentrates on Elmo while he stands.
Appropriately wearing his Duke Blue Devils t-shirt.
The reality of another child has finally started to sink-in as we head into the 37th week of pregnancy. Technically "full term", Victoria Elizabeth could be joining us any day now.
(Although, her Daddy has sternly warned her to stay put until after his deadlines this month.)
This has us savoring our last bit of time with Bertrand as an only child. In fact, with all the family we have coming to visit and help, today is the very last day with just the three of us!
We commemorated the day with lots of cuddles, a brunch out, a walk with the dogs, lots of favorite books, "Elmo's World" in the stander, and... the KidWalk gait trainer.
Since we're emphasizing weight-bearing (and, to some extent, calorie burning) exercises with Bertrand, I dusted-off & adjusted Bertrand's KidWalk, simply hoping he wouldn't fuss much.
Much to my surprise, he didn't fuss. In fact, he started taking steps when the KidWalk was pushed! And, he smiled non-stop when he realized that his steps were powering Mama and Daddy's cheers! He is turning into quite the little ham. :) (I promise to take some video.)
A seizure cut the KidWalk session short at about 10 minutes, but we have high hopes that it will become a loved component of Bertrand's daily routine.
Bertrand's seizures are not fully controlled, but I take heart in the fact that I've been cheering him on for 3 years and his seizures are finally reduced enough that he knows it!