Today was THE day… Shepherd’s last casts came off! We were all so ready, and although he didn’t know it, HE was so ready! He loved having a bath in the kitchen sink while I cooked dinner. After dinner, when his casts had gotten quite a bit softer, I was able to cut them off (much more easily than I did with Jude’s casts!) and even though he protested a bit, I managed to get them off with no tears or blood 😉
He has been wanting to take a bath with Jude for weeks now and finally, tonight he did. He looks SO little next to Jude… his legs are so tiny! As expected, his feet are very sensitive, but he’s already motoring around in his P/M brace with no problem. For the next 2 months his bracing hours are 21 hours/day and then he’ll go down to 16. At 3 months he’ll have recheck in Iowa to see how he’s progressing.
What a day!
WoW1 What an inspiration tis little guy is! I can not get over his feet ! I am floored!
Speaking of floors!
Yours look great. I LOVE the big puffy red chair with the green walls. Perfect.
YaY baby boy!!!! He always looks so happy, no matter what! I need some of that love sent my way!! Thanks for the smiles today!
Stef, this post literally has me in tears. Shepherd (and all your kids) are so blessed that they have you for a mommy. You are such a testimony of what true faith and trust is. I hope this reaches many people and teaches them not to fear these sweet little ones with special needs.
hooray for shepherd! he is so precious! his pajamas make it look like it is cold where you are…M is still sleeping in shorts and shorts alone!
the photos of your house are gorgeous. i cannot believe you have lived there such a short time. some day you will have to post about how you can get so much done so quickly with all the kids in the house. i can’t even get through a sink of dishes without M throwing a fit about having to play alone!!!
Congratulations to Shepherd!! What a tremendous blessing. So happy for you all.
Joe and Jane says
Huge congratulations! What an amazing thing!!
Table for Six says
the house and your baby look fantastic!
What a way to start off my morning…..looking at that adorable face, and oh, those feet!!! Simply amazing!! What a service you, and Shepherd have provided in educating many on the prognosis and treatment of club feet. God bless!
Congrats to Sheperd. His feet look amazing!!
Yea for Shepherd! His feet look fantastic!!
Adam and Cynthia says
So glad the “casting” part is over! Your little man will be running around the house in no time!
I love your home pictures! Gorgeous!
Shepherd looks so happy and his feet look incredible. Yeah to no more casts!
Your house looks so beautiful. The hardwood floors really do change the whole feel of the room. Plus, they are a lot easier to clean than carpet. When we were building our house and still in a rental. All the kids got the stomach thing and the place was all carpet…gross! We scrimped and somehow, at the last minute, got together enough cash to have al hardwoods in the new house. I’ve never felt the same about carpet since ;^).
Chad and Sandy says
those feet are just beautiful!!!!!
I just love the sink bath pictures. He is just adorable!! And his feet look AMAZING!! It’s great that you posted the series in your sidebar so that everyone can see how correctable this special need is.
He looks like he’s getting ready to go snowboarding in the bottom photo. LOL 😉
This is truly amazing! I’ve love following along and seeing his progress. Shepherd is so darn cute! Love that little smile of his.
Your floors are to die for. I love dark rich wood floors!
Hope things are going a little better for you.
He is scrumptious!!
a Tonggu Momma says
Thank you so much for sharing Shepherd’s journey with us!!! It has been a blessing to watch.
Those beautiful feet! He looks so happy and bubbly!!
The Gang's All Here! says
He has the greatest grin! Just adorable . . .
48 hours to go . . . . I’m starting to freak out a bit . . . .
mom 2 many says
His feet look FANTASTIC!! I am so ready to get Rubea’s straightened….it will probably be another YEAR!!!
YEAH for Shepherd!!! WOO HOO!!! What a cutie!!! And look at those feet!!!
waiting for CA for LOGAN!!!
Absolutely Amazing!!! His little tooties are just beautiful!! You are truly an inspiration!!
HAPPY Boy with beautiful tootsies!
I can’t wait to see the video of Shepherd running around!
Yeahhhhhhh Shepherd! WHat a great day! Thanks so much for letting us in on the joy!
He is entirely too cute, Stef. This post just makes my day:)
Have a great week.
Your house is beautiful, Stef… really! Even more beautiful are those precious FEET!! What an amazing little man! Is he always so smiley???
Before you know it he’ll be chasing his siblings around at breakneck speed… all over those new hardwoods!!!! 🙂
It’s wonderful to see how well Shepherd is doing! What a beautiful little boy!
Lisa S says
WOW!!! Amazing God bless Shepard and God Bless Dr. Ponseti!!! That man is a saint!! His feet look so wonderful….
what an amazing change in shepherd’s feet!!!
love the look of the new floors. I am sensitive to mold/mildew stuff so totally understand the need for a change. Looks great!!!
ccai wc mom
Wow Congrats!!!He looks great!! He is so darn cute!
YES!!!!!!!!!! Precious baby! Precious family!
Don and Lisa Osborn says
Oh, wow, he looks so wonderful. What a beautiful site for sure.
This is such great news for you and your family. Celebrate!!!
Mike & Ramona says
Shepard’s feet look amazing! I just can’t believe the improvement. And is that little boy handsome or what?
Wow! That is amazing! He is so sweet, and what a trooper for having those on. 2 of my four brothers needed those as babies and it always pained me to see them stumbling around with those bars in between their legs. But obviously it was necessary. They were such long babies to fit inside my mom.