If you blinked, you might have missed it, but Joe was on tonight’s NBC 12 broadcast here in Richmond!
A friend of ours helps to organize this annual event, which they were promoting on the news, and asked if Joe and I would talk a little bit about our experience with it. We’ve gone every year since Joe was a baby, and we love it.
So a woman from NBC came and interviewed us both one day last week, but (much to my relief) all they used tonight was Joe footage. (There was a second clip after this one, where they mentioned his name and everything, but I didn’t hit the right button to record it. D’oh!)
This is second nature to most kids, but for Joe it’s a big step!
He has figured out how to hold and maneuver his little Nuk brush, so that he can chew on it for a good long time with no help. This can lead to all kinds of great things, like 1) not chewing on his fingers or sleeves as much, and 2) eventually feeding himself. Oh, happy day!
In the video, you can also clearly see his nystagmus causing “wobbly eyes” a few seconds in, when he looks up toward the upper-right corner of the frame. (It’s always more noticeable when he’s worn out — we had just come from a birthday party, and he went down for a two-hour nap right after this!)
Joe is getting a little closer to walking every day!
Here he is practicing a bit:
And now with one hand:
I’m predicting his first wobbly unassisted steps before his next birthday. But you know Joe likes to keep us guessing!
Yes, I know it’s March. But I forgot to do this little roundup for February, so I’m doing it now. I’ll do March soon!
Joe gets so excited when we put his favorite video on. We had to get video of him watching it.