Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WE HAVE A MOVER!!!!

First, why is this such a big deal? I know my fellow DS moms know why but to those that don't have a child with special needs, milestones like this are HUGE! Almost all kids with Down syndrome have low muscle tone so the physical milestones usually take a lot longer to accomplish compared to typically developing children. Months can go by and you don't see much change and sometimes you wonder will they ever do it? Even though you know they probably will but it seems soooo far away. So even though Bennett is not a speed demon when it comes to crawling-yet- and it's still just an army crawl, he decided that a simple green stick, basically, was what would be his motivator and he wanted it.

I am one proud mama right now, I cannot lie. Join us as we celebrate!:)

So here he is in all his glory: Bennett "crawls" for the very first time: Turn your volume up!!!





49 comments:

  1. You're right - these milestones are huge and so happy! Way to go!

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  2. WAHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so proud of him! that was the cutest crawl I have ever seen!!!!

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  3. Very very VERY awesome! And he's so proud of himself, too! The world has just gotten that much more interesting!!! :)

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  4. Awesome!!!! Way to go Bennett!

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  5. it is a HUGE deal!! I did not get it...but I do now...our kiddos work hard - really hard...and we work hard and there milestones are shared with all that is cheering them on!! way to go Bennett...Maddie is smiling ear 2 ear for you!! smiles

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  6. YEAH Bennett! We are all so proud of you!

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  7. oh my gosh!!! It's just too cute!! I have many pics of JEB learning how to 'commando' crawl!! It is an amazing feat, but watch out! Now he'll be everywhere!!

    Way to go Bennett!!!

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  8. LOVE the music + the crawling and the rocking up on arms and knees--- WAY TO GO BENNETT!!!!!!!! :)

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  9. Congrats to Bennett! That is so awesome!!
    Maybe I have just grown to like your kiddo too much through your blog, but he looks really strong. Low muscle tone? Nah. That's a strong boy for sure! Keep him movin', Momma. He is going to keep surprising you and keep you on your toes more so than he does now.

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  10. Yay for Bennett !!! So happy for all of you !!

    Caroline

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  11. Oh, Mr. Bennett! Your grandparents are clapping and cheering for you today, big boy! What a guy! Love you bushels, Grammy and Granddaddy

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  12. That is a great video! He really is doing amazing and has much better form than Sweet Pea does! Looks like he might be doing true crawling (not army) soon! Great rocking! Keep up the great work Bennett (and Adrienne too)!!!!!

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  13. That's fantastic!! Love the video (and the music)! I know how you're feeling...Alexis is sooo close. Any day now I will be posting something very similar...

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  14. Oh Bennett, we are sooooo soooooo proud of you! What a huge accomplishment for a special little boy. We can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you have in store for you!!

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  15. Yay!!!!!! That is wonderful. He looks so pleased with himself.

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  16. Yay yay yay Bennett!!! Way to go bud! We can't wait to see you crawl around some more...now please send over some magic crawling dust to your buddy Liam;)

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  17. Bennett you're awesome, way to go!

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  18. YEAH Bennett!! YOU GO BUDDY!!!!!!!!

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  19. Good job Bennet! Brody started to crawl just after his first bday and he gets everywhere! He is now pulling up and trying to stand on his own! It's amazing how they are so strong willed to do what they want!

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  20. I'm smiling from ear to ear :) yeah Bennett..... you are the man!!!

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  21. WOW. Is that the first time? He was so fast:) Good job B.

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  22. Way to go Bennett....you are just too cute!

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  23. Oh my heart! I loved his little victory chuckle when he grabbed hold of his reward toy! The music just made that whole video!!!

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  24. I am SO, SO, SOOOOO happy for you and Bennett! I LOVED the rocky inspired music, totally deserved! This is just what I needed to see for a little pick me up of our own. Congrats, all your hard work has paid off, both of you.

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  25. Yay Bennett!!! Way to go little man!!!

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  26. Oh my goodness! That was awesome! I loved it. Too cute. I am as proud as can be, too, with my little Peyton's unique crawl. He went from doing a rocking motion to a "kickstand" crawl, as my husband calls it. His PT/OT people aren't too thrilled about it because it's asymmetrical, where he kicks one leg out as balance and has the other knee bent to actually crawl on, but honestly, I LOVE it (although I try to correct it as a PT/OT listener). But man, can he motor around. I don't remember being so excited about my daughter's crawling because I expected it, but Peyton's crawling I brag about. :)

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  27. Now the fun begins!!! There's no stopping him now...thanks for all your help.

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  28. I love it! And the music made me laugh. Go go go Bennett!

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  29. Bennett is just the cutest little guy! Great video, you could just feel the excitment! Loved the music :)

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  30. Love it! Love it! Love it!
    I agree -- those milestones are so much sweeter for those who have to wait (and worry, and fret, and pray, and work hard).
    Way to go, Bennett!! =)

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  31. That was awesome! You could see the beaming pride in his face, too! This is just the beginning of great things to come for Bennett...what a cutie! Way to go, Bennett!!!

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  32. YAY!!! He's doing so great, and he totally knows just how awesome he is! Nice job Bennett!

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  33. GO, BENNETT, GO!!!!! He is doing great and looks like a pro crawler to me!!! Before you know it you'll be running to keep up with him!

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  34. Yay Bennett- what a champ! Love the music- Luke and Emily couldn't get enough of your video. Too cute :)

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  35. That's so great! Go Bennett Go!

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  36. Watching Bennett crawl brought tears to my eyes. I am soooo happy for him. It opens up a whole new world for him(and your family). Congratulations on his mega-milestone. Thank you for educating everyone on the challenges he goes through. You have a beautiful little boy.

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  37. Go Bennett!!! Congratulations!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Okay that is just the cutest thing that I have seen. All for a green stick. Loving it and am so jealous too...we are not there yet. Great work Bennett!!!!!

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  39. I read your blog all the time...i found it on Ria's blogroll. When I watched this video...even i got emotional! I was so excited for Bennett! Awesome! :)

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  40. I love it!! Awesome work Bennett!

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  41. Your sweet Bennett and our sweet Maggie are just days apart, we celebrated Miss Maggie's B-day May 17th. I found your blog through Briget's light shortly after our 3rd baby girl was born with Ds. She and her 2 sisters are our true blessings. Miss Maggie keeps us all with perma smiles! It seems Bennett is doing the same for your family and I can't wait to follow him and the rest of your family..he is a cutie! Our blog is www.missmaggierae.blogspotcom if you want to hop over! Congrats on the crawling...we are almost there!

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  42. yeah Bennett! Parker is clapping watching! LOL love the Rocky music!

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