Sunday, April 25, 2010

Joey Did It!

Joey finally did it! On April 7, 2010, he sat up all by himself for the first time. And he did it in grand fashion! We were at the Occupational therapists office being evaluated for occupational therapy. The therapist was going through the list of gross motor skills and fine motor skills and making notes at which skills Joey has, or has yet to acheive. I was explaining to him that no Joey has not yet sit up, without leaning on at least a hand, on his own. Joey was on a floor mat in front of us, being run through various tests like a lab rat. As the therapist was crossing out the section of his form that listed various activities from the sitting position, Joey all of a sudden pushed himself backwards and into a sit position and then sat all the way up and clapped his hands. It was as if he was saying "liar" look at me! He sat so very straight and clapped like he was so proud of himself. I almost cried. I was so proud of him and stoked! We have been waiting for this day for a long time! We were finally able to break out the "I Did It" tee shirt we ordered from Jen. I ordered one back in August when she first came up with the campaign but was saving it for this very milestone.
Check Joey out sporting his "i did it" shirt.

And a few days later sitting up again!
We are so proud of you baby Joey!


  1. That is about the most well deserved "I did it" I can think of! Way to go, Joey!

    ...Piper's proud of you, too! :)

  2. Hooray for Joey!! Way to go:)

  3. Oh Joey is so cute I can't stand it! I haven't commented for a while but always follow his progress. Our little guys are so similar, and these last 3 posts were so funny to me because: 1) Anthony ALWAYS gets into the cat's dish- I have to remember to put it out of reach when Anthony's nearby, and to the dismay of Kitty Arnold sometimes I go out and forget to replace it. 2) Anthony STILL has no teeth at 14 months- not a one in sight! 3) We're still working on sitting up.
    So Joey is a big inspiration to us. Thanks for sharing.

  4. HOORAY!!!!!
    That post almost brought me to tears! I love that little boy even though I've only met him once! I just feel so excited for him every time there is big news like this. And this is BIG NEWS!
    YAY !!!

    I am going to get one of those t-shirts for Max - how wonderful are those!