Here are three videos of my kid and his awesome walking/running/standing/wiggling/winking.
The winking and the wiggling:
No wonder he gets all the ladies.
His physical therapist has been working on getting him to stand for several weeks now. He'll do it at his appointments with her, but he wouldn't do it at home because there was always something around (a wall, a couch, an armoire) for him to pull himself up on. Now, he's gaining a lot more confidence and is able to do it very well.
Also, walking is pretty much old news now. He's got a LOT of confidence with it, and is starting to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and is starting to run. The running... well, it's caused some bumps and bruises. I'm much less relaxed now. He barely ever crawls around the house anymore, and I just couldn't be more proud of him. He's awesome.
I think I've finally decided on the next course of action with his therapy, too. It's called equine, or hippo, or just doggone horse-riding therapy. It is, in fact, the cheapest, but it's also what I sincerely think will be most immediately helpful. His adductors (inner thigh muscles) are very tight, so I'm thinking that straddling the horse will be extremely helpful. The other therapies/treatments I was considering didn't seem to have immediate or concrete results, so they'll be filed away in my brain for another day. Thank y'all... sooooo much... for your prayers, because God has totally led me to a very clear answer.
I'm also gonna be on the lookout for a new chair for him for us to bring to restaurants. He's getting WAY too big for high chairs (AND JUST FIGURED OUT HOW TO STAND UP IN ONE YESTERDAY OH MY GOSH) and he's too stiff for booster seats. He needs something that's got a belt that's big enough for his giant self and just a smidgen of trunk support. That'll be expensive.
3 weeks ago