Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Look Mom! No Hands...

Mamush showed me today what a lot of hard work and a new environment can do for you. We were in the kitchen tonight when Mamush just went from a bear position to standing on his own. Then he took 8 steps to me! Oh my goodness! I was squealing. He was squealing. What a wonderful surprise! I guess the playing (Don't tell him that it's really "exercise.")that we do is strengthening his muscles. I'm just assuming that he hasn't been walking before now due to his lack of musculature. I don't think the fact that he is blind in one eye would affect his balance? I have a cousin who is blind, and he was walking at a normal age. Heck, we used to play hide-and-go-seek. Trust me. It wasn't cruel to play that with a blind child. I was always amazed that he could find me!

Maritu is also walking better. She started as soon as we got home, and I made the comment about her looking like a drunk Michelin baby, but my husband said she walks more like Frankenstein. He's right! Don't tell him please. I don't say that much.


  1. That is so awesome. It's great what some one on one attention and love can do!

  2. I am so happy to hear all the new milestones!! My little guy was buddies with Mamush. In almost all the pictures the two are together. Hopefully I can go get him sooooooon. When you brought him home, did he drink milk at all? Did he like any little snack food like cheerios, goldfish or anything of the like? Thanks for any info you can give!!! I have always loved those two babes. Mamush has cheeks like my little guy, Zelelam. I want to squeeze them and kiss them!!!