No, Carter is not crawling, yet! But, I am confident that he will soon. Carter's appointment is set for May 8. The ped. wanted him to get in within 2 weeks. After phone tag with Cincy Children's and with our Ped. I actually just felt a calmness come over me. I spent a week on the phone everyday with nothing coming from it. It is as if, nothing I can do, can get me to talk with the ped. Normally this would completely frustrate me, but on Sunday, as I was at house church, we were discussing "The Lord my Shepard" a calmness came over me. And I thought for a moment - The Lord is Carter's Shepard - he wants and IS taking care of him. And I realized that maybe the reason I can't get ahold of anyone to get Carter in sooner, is that God has already taken care of it. That maybe Carter doesn't need to go see the neurology Doctors. That he will be okay. I can't explain it and I think that many people may question the fact that I am not pounding down the doors to the pediatrician's office, but I really do believe that God is in control and He doesn't want me to rush things, as I sometimes do.
Case in point, on Monday, Carter was playing on my parents living room floor, when my dad walked out of the room. This really made Carter mad, and before he knew what hit him, he was up on all fours! YAY! I started to cry, silly me. But it was like an affirmation that he will be okay. Now, after getting up on all fours, he freaked out by what just happened and flopped back down on the ground. But that is okay, I know now that he can do it when he is ready.
He is already showing signs of conquering crawling. He is playing on the floor now without screaming, he lunges and reaches for objects, he is scooting backwards when he moves his legs, he will play in the exersaucer and will actually stand up in it, he has resumed rolling toward objects, he is wanting to chase the cat, he will stand up on our legs. ALL of which he wasn't doing 2 weeks ago. So in my mind - God has answered a lot of prayers.
I am definitely keeping an eye on him, but in my heart, I really think God has, in His timing, brought Carter through this. And in His timing, reminded me again, that He is IN CONTROL, not me. And that feels AWESOME!! I can relax and enjoy my kids a little bit more this week, knowing that God is Carter's (and mine) Shepard.
I will definitely keep you all posted! I hope to bring even better news next time - that is of course the news of Carter crawling!! But I am enjoying the journey of that "light bulb" finally coming on with Carter and the brand new world he is now experiencing!