Wednesday, May 9, 2012

At Physical Therapy. Standing up and sitting down practice (and play!)

Lola is making so much progress! Two weeks ago, she pulled herself up to standing for the first time. Last week, she pulled herself up to standing a second time. On Monday, she pulled herself up over and over and over again, all day. We had our second visit with the physical therapist, and she did great, there, too.
This afternoon while playing in our inflatable kiddie pool, she stood without holding onto anything at all for a second or two (I didn't even get to witness it. I was inside folding laundry while my husband was playing with the kids outside.)
We are still working on getting her to stand with a "soft" knee. That is, without locking her knees to hold herself up.
She loves the praise and clapping she receives when she tries something new, and really hams it up! If she does something she's proud of, and everyone present doesn't burst out in applause, she will stare at the offender until they clap.
Now she spends as much time as possible practicing her new skill of standing.
Her legs are so much stronger now. For the entire first year of her life, I never had trouble putting her down on the floor. Now, if she doesn't want me to put her down, she fights back!

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