Friday, September 19, 2008

Owen Update

I know it's been FOREVER since I posted, but really to me, it doesn't seem like it. Time just flies by and the next thing I know, a month has passed. I'll try and catch everybody up on the "goings on" in our family.

First, a short Owen update. He had his 1 year check up and surprise, surprise, he's HUGE! Height 33 inches, Weight 30 1/2 pounds, and head circumference I can't remember exactly, but all three are in the 99th percentile for his age! Luckily, everything is proportioned. He had some immunizations, screamed like crazy for about 1 minute and then he was fine. Everything else looked good and he's a healthy boy!
He is SO strong! It takes both me and Trey sometimes to hold him down to change his diaper. It's hard to believe a 1 year old can be stronger than 2 adults, but it is possible! I think God gave Owen the strength of a normal boy (and then some), and also gave him the strength that Nathan lacks! Owen is pure muscle and I get a work out daily caring for him!

He is starting to take a few steps on his own and can walk all over the place pushing something like his wagon or riding car. And he can walk fine holding one of our hands. It's so cute! It is facsinating to see the normal physical and mental development of a child. We don't take ANYTHING for granted. Every little thing he does is such a blessing! Unfortunately, we didn't get to experience these milestones with Nathan. Even the cognitive development, we really didn't see much of because he couldn't communicate verbally or physically with us. Now, we realize how much Nathan knew at such a young age, but just couldn't communicate it or physically express himself. But, Nate knows nothing different and he loves his life. We are so thankful to have the BEST boys EVER! They are very, very different, but so special in their own ways. Thank you Lord for blessing us and choosing us to be the parents of our wonderful redheads!

Since Owen is starting to walk (sort of), we decided it was time to go shoe shopping. We took him to Trippets, a children's shoe store that has been around forever (I even got my shoes there when I was a kid). He's not sure what to think of his new shoes. You can tell he has a hard time adjusting to the fact that his feet are heavier and tends to trip over his toes and drag his feet. But, he'll get used to them. Enjoy a few pics from the shoe store.

Next is a Nate update with pictures.



NoahandMax said...

We love Trippets too! How exciting to get to see him walk.
- jeri

Emma and Mommy said...

Owen is a sweetie! He is a big boy, my son Derek is the same way, always has been so I guess we are raising a couple of football players. Tall and big. Nothing wrong with that.

Nice to meet you