Friday, July 25, 2008

Molly's First Steps....




After a long discussion with two physical therapists (one saying yes and the other saying no, to wait until AFTER she is walking) and with helpful advice from people on the downsyn.com forum, we decided to have Molly fitted for orthotics. I wasn't really convinced that she needed them but since they were covered by insurance (at $1500--Wow!), we thought we would give it a try. I am still not convinced that they are helping her. You see, Molly has been "very close" to taking her first steps for many months now (per her MD's and PT) and I thought for sure she would be independently walking by the 4th of July. Well, if any of you share the life a DS child, you know they will do things when they are good and ready. (We worked with Molly with crawling for the longest time and then one day, she just took off across the room. Like she was doing it in private and playing it over and over again in her mind until she decided to make her debut).
At any rate, the last 2-3 weeks, she has started to stand independently, sometimes with the support of a couch or wall behind her. When PT was here Wednesday, she took 2 1/2 step towards Joy!! I was soooo excited! That was the first time she took big girl steps all by herself. She is so proud of herself, too! She lands on her butt and claps and says "yeah". She is so darn sweet... Here are some recent pictures of her "Independence" and one with her favorite PT toy the glass bowl. She LOVES it!!

3 comments:

datri said...

Great job Molly! You're so lucky your insurance covers orthotics!

Grandma Pam said...

Nana and Boppa are very, very proud of you Molly. Now, would you please talk to your big sister about making messes with her poopies?

Michelle said...

That bowl is AWESOME! Too fun & adorable!

Go Molly!