John Michael may not quite be walking independently yet, but he can stand for 10 to 15 seconds all by himself without holding onto anything and is cruising everywhere, indoors and out. Today, I decided to get his feet measured at Stride Rite and buy him some durable first walkers. His size... 5 1/2 XW, as in extra wide. LOL.
I asked him, "John Michael, can you show me your shoes?" and he pointed to his cool new shoe.
He's discovering that they're good for more than walking... they can even help when climbing up the slide.
I've been married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Doug. I'm a Catholic SAHM to 5 children. Our 4th child, John Michael, was born in November 2007, and has opened us up to the amazing world of Down syndrome. We are grateful to God for the blessings He's given us and the journey He's put us on. When I'm not spending time with my family, I sing with RSVP, an amazing vocal group, educate on Down syndrome, have my own health and wellness business, and blog about our life.