One of the reasons I started searching for this video again, was because of our experience with Jude last night. Jude was on his tummy again, and he is working so hard to actually move. Mike helped push Jude's arms in the correct position, and suddenly Jude's head popped up. It was obvious that Jude knew what he was doing because he kept trying to look back at me. Mike then helped Jude scoot a few spots, and Jude seemed very happy. Mike looked at me and said "That proves to me there is a little boy in there trying to get out". It's so true. Jude is trying very hard. Today Jude went and was fitted with the orthotics for his legs. Next week he will go visit his GI specialist who will again evaluate the possible G tube situation.
Mike was editing photo's that he did for some friends of ours last night. Gena lives about two minutes from us, and has a daughter, and her son Frankie that is special needs. We have labeled Gena our "Diaper fairy", because she leaves packs of diapers for Jude all the time. It has been a tremendous help. In return for all her help Mike gave her kids a free photo shoot. Normally he charges $150 for a full shoot, so we hoped it might repay her for all her kindness. I have also really been nagging at Mike about how I want us to shoot special needs children in addition to his other shoots. He agrees this is something we will do, and I am just thrilled!!! Sometimes we parents of special needs feel so limited as to where we can take our kids from daycare, to the movies, to a photographer that has actually patients. Gena told us the last time they tried to have photo's done the lady told her to bring Frankie back after a nap, people are so ignorant sometimes. So here is the image Mike caught of her son, and I just love it!