September 6, 2011

First Day of School (2011-2012)

When Bertrand gets asked to smile, this is his interpretation.

Don't you just love Bertrand's "smile"? He was so excited for the first day of school! He recognized all of his teachers and did really well! He was alert for most of the time, bore weight on his legs, and socialized lots.

His physical therapist at the school wants to bring in a C.P. walker (which I guess is a kind of gait trainer?), to get him moving around, and a stander, so he can stand for some table work. I am excited to see how he does for her! (He tends to last longer for others than for me because he knows I am a pushover.)

After school, we rushed over to dance class (he ate a snack in the car) and he lasted for 45 minutes before passing out asleep. He was cheerful the entire time.

What a positive change since last year! My boy is all grown up. ;)


  1. Yay!!!! So glad that my best guy is doing so well!

  2. It's so exciting to see all the positive changes in Bertrand! This is an amazing story. I've been following your blog every day to see how the vitamin supplements will affect Bertrand. He looks so much more alert and happy in recent pictures. You guys must be doing something right!
    Take care,

  3. I just realized how much it looks like he is waving here. Love it!

  4. Thanks, all! :)

    I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture, but I let Bertrand "pick" his own outfit for school. Last time I did that, he picked PJ alien-print pants and a crazy top. This time, I was "smart" and displayed only navy blue items. He picked a striped top and plaid shorts. *facepalm* I think he is taunting me.

  5. I'm so behind here! Like the plans his school PT has.