I'm surprised at how excited I was to get her braces. Even more surprising is that she really seems to LIKE them! I was afraid she would hate them, but she wears them, and crawls all over with them without complaining. They did take some getting used to, but within 2 days, she started looking excited when we put her braces on.
She is cruising with them now, and turning to grab your hand, walking well forward and side to side (while holding hands of course). She has a way to go to gain full balance, but I see improvement every day with her foot and stepping control.
I put up a new picture of her in her braces at her therapy session. Her PT really was impressed with how she's doing. Moving forward consistently, and really wanting to walk. Very encouraging. :)
I also realize how much she's growing up. She isn't just a baby anymore, and having her up on her feet makes me realize that she is heading into the toddler age quickly. She's jabbering and talking constantly (or yelling) and I think she'll talk earlier than the other girls have. She wants to be a part of the group already.
She is quite demanding, and I'm afraid a bit spoiled. I have to remind myself not to give into her too much. But, when I have a baby yelling, and toddlers running me a bit ragged at times, I do tend to give in to acquire a moment of peace.
Thanks for reading, and for your continued prayers....
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