Sweet little man

Mr. Andrew hasn’t had much press time lately, has he?

As you can see, he is as adorable as ever. This was last week while Jonathan and the Blessings were doing some yard work. Andrew was apparently on tool duty.

We’ve been having a physical therapist come out and work with Andrew weekly since mid-summer (with a bit of a break due to the early ed. budget). He has made a great deal of progress developmentally, especially in his gross motor skills. He is now “cruising” around the house at warp speed, and enjoys finding pushable things to walk behind. He has gained a lot of confidence and strength.

We haven’t seen as much progress with his expressive language skills, as consonants are still quite rare, and he really has no “words list.” He does find ways to communicate his desires, though. (smile) He occasionally, in response to being told, “I love you,” makes a series of vowel sounds whose inflection and rythmn have a very close resemblence to “I love you.” Very precious. We are praying for wisdom in helping him with his verbal development.

Andrew is such a delightful part of our family. His smiles, hugs, playing, etc. are a blessing to all of us, and we think he is totally splendid! While we want to help him in his development, we are so content and blessed with who he is.

Today, Little Man could use your prayers. He has what might be a spider bite on his knee. It is pretty inflamed and sore. We are treating it with poultices and salve, supporting his immune system nutritionally, and keeping a close eye on it. Of extra concern are four additional spots that look very much like the spot on his knee did yesterday morning. Prayer for his comfort and our wisdom would be treasured.

So there’s a bit of an update on our little guy, darling that he is. Thanks for checking in!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurie
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:12:17

    Sweet Andrew. I will pray for him and those who love and attend to him!
    Comfort, wisdom and grace!

    Reply

  2. smithlaurel
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 17:01:30

    Thanks, Laurie!
    Update: His apparent bite is doing better today and he is much happier. 🙂

    Reply

  3. Mary
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 09:20:55

    Adorable indeed!
    I love it how you love him for who he is, and not for an preconceived notion of what you thought he would be. ❤
    ~ Mary

    Reply

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