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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tanner July Update - 19 months

July has been full of adventure for Tanner. He is constantly learning new things and loves to get dirty! If he is not getting into things around the house, like emptying the cupboards, scattering toys and books everywhere, "helping" with the laundry..... He is playing in the dirt outside! Tanner loves the dirt! He would probably eat more if I would allow it! :) He is learning how to use different sand toys, and has mastered getting covered in dirt from head to toe! Tanner is also getting into building things, he loves legos. He also loves trucks and anything with wheels. And he loves water! He is having more and more fun in the tub and pool, but still hates to get his face wet. He says new words all the time, and is growing as he should.
Tanner is now 19 1/2 months old, weighs 23 1/2 pounds and is 34 1/2 inches tall. He is becoming such a big boy! And is so cute too!

We have been able get a couple of Standers (standing frames) to help Tanner get stronger to stand on his own. The one with wheels we are borrowing from his physical therapist, until we are able to get one just for Tanner. Needless to say, it took about 2 seconds for Tanner to learn how to roll it around, and saying that he loves it is an understatement! He would probably stay in it all day if I would let him! I love that he thinks he is playing, but he is gaining strength while doing it!

This is a stationary stander that was given to us by another mom that has a spina bifida son from Texas. Thanks Kari! I "met" her on my favorite online support group, the spina bifida group on babycenter.com. Best support group and bunch of parents ever! Greatest source of information and understanding! Doesn't he look so big in it?

1 comment:

Paul Jessie and the Boys said...

when did he get so big?! tanner looks likes he LOVES his standers. i like the picture of him in the one with the wheels the best. he is so cute. :) we miss you guys!