…was a long, fun, exhausting day. We left the house at 8am and we just got back in (it’s 9 pm now)! We drove 1.5 hours to an appointment with the orthotist, who adjusted Nathans Hart Walker. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of him in it. Part of Nathans new IEP is that they will have him in this walker at least 20 mins every day. So now that it’s been adjusted to accommodate his growth, we’re ready to go! I’m trying to cross as many Nathan related items off my todo list before Belle is born – this was one of them! Here’s an old picture of Nathan in this walker:

The orthotist and I can’t seem to come to an agreement – he doesn’t want to give Nathan more trunk and head support, claiming that by not giving him support he has to work and strengthen his muscles. But I don’t think he will ever be able to use this walker functionally unless his head and trunk are supported! So my plan is to figure out a way to give him more support to see if he can one day actually MOVE in this walker.

Afterwards we went to take care of some details to get the Dynavox shipped over to us. The good news – it’s now on it’s way!!! It should be here Wednesday at the latest.

Then, on our way back up from Orange County, we stopped at Disneyland! We hadn’t been there since last summer so it was wonderful to go again. Even though we’ve been a ton of times – I feel that Nathan enjoyed this time the most. He was so much more aware and interested in everything! He knew all the characters, wanted to take everything in. His favorite ride was It’s a Small World. He stood up and held his head and his trunk perfectly for the whole ride, and just looked and looked at everything with awe.

I leave you with a few cute pics:


  1. You Rock! Keep up the good work!

  2. He is cute!

    Not sending you out to find this immediately, just letting you know of another walker – TAOS, Therapeutic Ambulatory Orthotic System. Also provided by an orthotist.

  3. So cute! and at last. . . a belly pic!

    It sounds like the orthotist is trying to use the walker as a stander until Nathan is strong enough to move it himself.

  4. Oh he is such a happy beautiful boy!!! Great pictures! You look amazing mommy!!!

    You’ve been quite the busy bee. Hugs to all of you. Maxx’s says Hi!

  5. Wahoo great pics, and you are also looking cool, now very few weeks remaing for Belle to come, anxiously waiting for her 🙂

  6. Lindas las fotos amiga, tu estas muy linda con tu panzita muy grande y que decir de mi niñito que esta precioso!!!!, ya me imagino a Belle en Disneyland disfrutando con su hermano, les mando un beso

  7. He is just adorable in his stander! And I LOVE the Disney pix…. what a beautiful fam!

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