Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Calvin's in training

So Calvin is 16 months and not walking.  My big girls didn't walk until they were 16 months, but they were really spoiled and carried everywhere.  Calvin has lots of floor time and he isn't even close to walking.  So, I've got him in training.  I make him push his walker every day back and forth across our living room rug and he doesn't like it one bit.  I told him, "No pain, no gain".

When he realized it was a photo shoot, he did his best to smile through the pain.  I love this kid!

Calvin doesn't talk either and this is unusual for our kids.  We usually have uncoordinated kids who talk our arms off from a very early age.  He doesn't even say Mama, which makes me sad.  Sometimes it looks like he's about to say something, like it's on the tip of his tongue, but he never does.  We think Calvin is perfectly wonderful and know that God has a plan for his life.  Hopefully we'll be able to look back soon and laugh about how we worried about Calvin's development.   I tell you there's going to be a big celebration at this house when Calvin takes his first steps and speaks his first words!


  1. He looks so big and grown up! And he looks like he really has that walker mastered! Go Calvin!!!! Jude is 17 months and doesn't say a word. Not a single word. James makes up for it though. He carries the words-per-day load for the whole family.
    I love Calvin's sweet little grin!
    Love you!

  2. My baby brother did not talk until he was almost two. He was 10 years younger than me and 6 years younger than my other brother. Now he is a dentist and he talks plenty! :)
    I can't wait to hear about Calvin's words and walking!

  3. My DD now 11 didn't speak until she was almost 3, we were so worried about her. She is good now, she doesn't stop

  4. ha! Every kid is different! He may walk into the kitchen on day and say a whole sentence to you one day. But good for you for having him practice! :)



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