Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day!

Memorial Day was one of the best days we have had in a while. Sam has had some issues with feeding which has really gotten Scott and I down. However... Sam has been making some gross motor gains which have made us very proud. He is trying to crawl using his head as a fifth appendage and he has actually moved forward a bit. But the biggest thing Sam has done was push himself to sitting all by himself. He did this about 7 times yesterday!!! This is a HUGE milestone and one that is indicative of a prognosis that leads to one day being able to walk. Some of the CP scales and research state that if a child can push to sitting independently before the age of 2 there is a 90% chance that child will be an independent walker.

We were so happy that this very special occasion was shared by my dad, who I was on the phone with the first time this happened yesterday morning. I think I blew out his ear drum. Sorry pop... Then our friends Nicole, Jack, Nicole, and Eric came and got to witness for themselves in person. We all had a great day as Sam once again was able to shine his light onto everyone he meets.

Take a look for yourselves to witness this amazing event.


23 comments:

Susan said...

OMG CARRIE!!!! Way to go SAM!!! That was so AWESOME to watch!!! Whoo HOO!!! You go little man!!!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!
He looks so proud of himself, that is just remarkable!
I love you!
AUNT BETH

Cliff Burns said...

Carrie, I've got tears in my eyes after watching your Sam perform his amazing feat. Can't wait to show that one to my wife. You folks are to be commended for the love and attention and hard work you have showered on that little sweetheart. It is paying huge dividends and though I know the process is exhausting and sometimes frustrating, it's WORKING. I'm so proud and happy for all of you. Keep it up, I see even more great moments ahead. Thank God for the technology that helps us share these times with you. It's a thrill, it really is. Take care, folks!

Anonymous said...

Carrie,
This is amazing!!! I have tears in my eyes! He is so cute sitting up there like such a big boy. No matter what milestone they are at or when, it is always amazing to see and you can't believe the pride you feel when you see them do something new. I love you guys! You and Scott are wonderful parents and it shows. Go Sam!!!

ali
Ali

Anonymous said...

Carrie,
This is amazing!!! I have tears in my eyes! He is so cute sitting up there like such a big boy. No matter what milestone they are at or when, it is always amazing to see and you can't believe the pride you feel when you see them do something new. I love you guys! You and Scott are wonderful parents and it shows. Go Sam!!!

ali

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of all of you.
You are my heroes.

Love you so much.
MOM

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news!!!!! I can't wait to see you guys!
-Love Kelly

Barbara said...

I am so happy for you all!!! John's Nurse and I are watching it and we were just pushing up on our seats watching him do it! That is amazing!!!!! XOXOX

P.S. I think that is the first time I ever heard your voice. :-)

barb

Anonymous said...

I can watch this all day long. He's the best. I love you Sam!!!

Sam's father

Anonymous said...

I just watched it, Oh my!!! I am speechless...I have to go so I can watch him again!...and again... Love, Auntie Kelly

Debbie said...

WOWEEE!!! Go Sam. Nestor and I are smiling the HUGEST smiles right now. We were so there...bobbing on the floor with him. I am so happy for you guys. Love and kisses to our big boy!!!!!!

shelley said...

Dear Carrie,

Kelly sent me the Link so I can be in Awe of Sam's accomplishments.

It brought tears of joy. As I am sure, it did to anyone else who was thrilled to watch Sam's video.

Every lttle step, every little milestone is a treasured gift.

Love Aunt Shelley

Anonymous said...

I just caught the memorial day video thanks Sam, so wonderful, just what Mom and Dad needed and everyone else, everyone has been working so hard including Sam, you are the man. But only when Mommy and Daddy ask you, huh. Thanks for letting me be part of your lives, we are the lucky ones. Genie

Anonymous said...

This wonderful boy is Incredible.
We simply cried from happiness.
Small steps are moving into large ones.
This is a huge one.....
make sure that with your love & support & believes nothing of that kind wouldn't have happen.
We love you
Irit
from the Holly Land

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!! What an awesome achievement. We were so happy to see Sam's accomplishment. This bodes well!!! Next step...DUKE!

Anonymous said...

WELL - I honestly do not Doubt that any of us - would expect anything less from our GUY !

Always seems to be so proud of all his accomplishments too ! As we all are for these moments -xoxo

Guys After all it was
"Memorial Day"
AND WHAT A MEMORY to mark the day ! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh my god! I am sitting here smiling with tears streaming down my face. That was amazing!! I am so happy for you guys. Sam is awesome! I am so glad that you got that on video. I will be watching that many more times. AWESOME!! Love to all!!

Love- Deb

Barbara said...

HEY! I just had to come back and watch the video again! ":-)

Nicole said...

It was so amazing to see. The cutest part about it was after he got up, he looked around to see who saw him do it and smiled so big. He is so proud. Cutest kid ever. Go Sam!!!
Love, Nicole S.

dori said...

carrie,
i've watched this about 10 times, each times my eyes well with tears and the chills go through my body. you should all feel so proud of all the hard work you are doing. i was never a cheerleader but am here in my uniform and pompoms cheering sam on!

love,
dori

Pam said...

Carrie & Scott,

What a joy to see! I'm so happy for Sam and you. Keep doing what you're doing! Prayers are always with you.

Pam

Anonymous said...

SAM- YES YOU CAN-
PLEASE KNOW THAT AUNT
MADDY , UNCLE LENNY
AND COUSINS ERIC AND LINDSAY
AND VANESSA- ARE ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST FANS- EVEN THOUGH
WE DON'T SEE YOU MUCH
OUR LOVE FOR YOU AND YOUR MOM AND DAD IS VERY MUCH
SO SAM= WE KNOW YOU CAN

Dani said...

yeah sam!!!! that is so awesome! i know how excited you must have been...i can remember when gracie rolled over the first time and pushed herself up to sitting, etc! one thing is for sure we don't take those things for granted do we?! that is so cool! keep up the good work sam! hugs!!