Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We Have Braces!

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....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Still Waiting....

We are still waiting for Maddie's braces to be fitted. Appt in 2 weeks. In the meantime, though she is pulling up on certain pieces of furniture, and cruising a little bit. She is getting much more stable on her little feet, but not very balanced.

I am quite excited to see this new milestone achieved. She is such a joy and a trooper, and I know she is dying to run around the house with the other girls.

I still don't know how long it will take to get her walking independently. That's up to her, but I know she is motivated. :) She will probably start with a walker of some kind to help her learn how to balance. Balance is tough for her, I assume because she has limited sensation in her feet. She doesn't seem to know where they are going to land when we are helping her cruise around. It is improving, however.

Thank you all for reading, and for your prayers.....

Madison Walking 22 1//2 months old! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Madison and Mommy

Madison right before her surgery on August 25th 2009

Madison almost 6 months