Izzy is having a great week… I got a text from Camilla Tuesday (13 today!! Totally upright!! No complaints AT ALL!! Sooo good!! Had to match that dollar in her hand!!) and this picture…


Slow and steady has been the pace for standing this year at school.  Last year it was almost not possible, with the tightened ankle tendons and unstable hips.  We were all excited to start a new year with flat feet and new hips.  No one was more cautious than Camilla when beginning to work the new hips.  Aware of problems that could occur, it has been done with Izzy’s comfort in mind.  I love Camilla, Izzy loves Camilla and more importantly I trust her completely with Isabelle.  So to finally be in a totally upright position is really an accomplishment!  Today Melanie texted another picture showing Izzy at a level 14 in the stander!


Matt gave Isabelle five one dollar bills last night and she was hesitant to let me pry them from her fingers to put them in her purse.  I am amazed that dollars are such a motivator for her.  So… the plan is after a completely successful week in this stander to move to a different stander and to the kid walk.  She is able to rest a little on the kid walk and because we want all her weight on the hips and legs that is going to come last.  I can’t begin to describe how hard Izzy works, and how smart she really is.  I also can’t begin to describe the patience Melanie has to do her classwork with her, waiting many seconds between each answer and letting Isabelle answer in her own time and way.  Amazing to have Camilla and Melanie.

7 Responses to “standing.”

  1. Kat says:

    Way to go Izzy! I’m so excited. What a BIG accomplishment!


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  2. This is such WONDERFUL news, Annie and I can just imagine all of your joy. I am so happy and delighted for all of you.

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  3. Jodi says:

    What wonderful news!!! Go Izzy Go!!!

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  4. That is awesome!! 🙂

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  5. toknowhim says:

    Long time no visit to your blog… How exciting for your family and Izzy!!!

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  6. Nancy Face says:

    I’m so happy about Izzy’s wonderful progress! And it was sweet seeing the picture of you and her on Lauren’s Valentine post today! Hugs! 🙂

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  7. Ellen says:

    every child truly is a blessing from God, i love this site hope more progress will come up,be strong God bless

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