Friday, March 25, 2011

Catching up

Well it has been a while since our last post so I thought I might go through a little synopsis of what we've been up to around here. Silas' "planned" arrival is only 4 weeks away. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel like such a nerd taking my  own snapshots in the bathroom mirror. Just  havent had a chance to get any otherwise. LOL But here is a baby bump picture. I hate it now but I am sure I will regret later that don't have so many more.

OK. So that is big news, and there is so very much to do before this little guy arrives. He is doing great.... Wiggling constantly leaving me feeling very much like I'm riding in the teacups at Disneyland. My dr. asked me yesterday about being sick.... and yes, I am still sick. His response was merely a "Hmmm,  your'e one of those. "  Lucky me right? Any ways this pregnancy really has already helped me to make Carson become more independent. He is doing fantastic with independent play. He is also showing fantastic improvements in.....

     Crawling around- He doesn't fight me with it anymore. He is enjoying the discovery aspect and likes to get into things. :) YAY!!!! Sounds odd that a mother wants her child into the cabinets and drawers...But Oh how I do. Part of our problem I feel was that he didnt have the desire to "go check it out" That desire is increasing and so is his ability!!!!! Today he even came and found me!!!!

 And the wheelchair has come back into our lives!!!! We put it up about 2 months ago. Everytime we put Carson into it he would cry and act like he was scared. No idea why, but his therapist recommended that we remove it and just wait. Well one of our house projects includes some shelving in Carson's room where he could sit with in his chair and play, almost like a desk. We needed to measure the height so we placed him in the chair. Without hesitation he took off- both hands on the wheels and wheeled himself from the hallway into the kitchen and then back to the living-room. It was AMAZING!!!! Bob and I stood there dumbfounded yet cheering him on. Here he wheeled himself with one hand and pushed the broom with the other.
 Mom's already putting him to work- He thinks he's playing broom-ball.

It has been my prayer for months now that he would gain more independence and more mobility especially with baby #2 coming so quickly. Please pray for that as well. The Lord is hearing that prayer I know and giving me the assurance that He did plan this all along and it is for good. :)

Carson also got his first set of Spiderman pajamas. In our families this is sorta like getting your driver's license or going off to college. ITS BIG!!!! LOL.

We also recently visited the Reagan Presidential Library. What a amazing trip that was. Carson was absolutely wonderful and I made it safely through all the walking. It was so worth it, and I look forward to going again. Here are a few pictures from our trip. I will put some more up on the next post. (different cameras on different computers)

Doesn't this just speak volumes to our hearts spina bifida moms. This is our kids.

Have I ever mentioned my son is a huge flirt?????

This is Lexi- one of Carson's girls.

She is also a girl who has so much faith in Carson, so much trust in the Lord's purpose for his life. She is twelve years old and frequently she will mention something about how special he is. How much a gift he is. She has a spina bifida t-shirt and wears it frequently in support for Carson. On this particular trip she almost brought me to tears. Just off to our left here is a picture of Ronald Reagan walking what appears to be a corrider in the White House. The purpose is a photo opportunity where you line yourself up and look like you are walking beside him. Lexi noticed this and simply said, "Wouldn't it be great to see Carson walking there next to President Reagan?" She said it with such hope too, such faith. She is a special gal to us and obviously to Carson. :)

He was pointing and trying to say plane. SOOO cute!

More to come of the library-- promise. Thank you for your continued prayers!!


  1. Four weeks!! So exciting. You look fantastic! Love the shots of Carson moving around!

  2. You look GREAT and I am so glad you are all doing so well.

    Miss you and can't wait to see baby #2's beautiful face :-)

  3. EEEK!!! Baby bump alert!!! I've been waiting and you look ADORABLE! Why were you hiding this whole time!? I love how well Carson is doing with his crawling and wheelchair "chores" ;) What a superman...I mean spiderman. lol. Love it! Missed you guys! Hope to see you FOUR this summer!! Ahh!!

  4. You look fantastic! 4 weeks - so exciting!
    Carson is doing amazing! He's going to be a great big brother!

  5. Hey! Carson looks like he is doing great with the wheelchair!!! He is a great little boy. God seriously has plans for that little guy! Love you Mrs. Orr.

  6. Soo adorable!
    "One of Carson's girls" LOL

    I bet he LOVED that plane, that thing is HUGE!
    Love the jammies, too btw
    And I can't believe our babies are going to be born soon, but I am much, much, much bigger than you. In fact, I'm a little mad at you about it. lol

  7. I'm late again checking your post...such a bad mom! So glad you a feeling better now and that I will get to see you a few more times before we have to leave CA. You always do a wonderful job on the blog! I love you daughter #3!