Thursday, July 29, 2010


Lauren is crawling...OMG! We went to for her OT session on Tuesday, and the therapist said she thought Lauren would be crawling soon. I was in disbelief, and told her I didn't think she was there yet, and probably would give her 6 weeks. The OT said she thought it would happen over the next few days...we were both like "yeah right". And sure enough, that night, Steve came up to me and told me Lauren crawled. I asked if he was kidding, he answered no. I asked how far? Usually she'll just do 2 steps and then collapse. He told me about 5-6 feet. And sure enough, Lauren is now crawling. Motivated to crawl only by food, but hey she is crawling!! Just a week shy of her first birthday and she is finally mobile!!

Lauren's crawling is significant to us on many levels. First, it shows that with early intervention therapy, commitment in practicing the exercises, and with ALOT of PATIENCE and love, she will get there. Was it the therapy, or would she have gotten here anyways? I believe the physio helped tremendously and can be attributed to her success in crawling. Secondly, the reason why I'm always freaking out about things is the stupid genetics literature we received said that their study of babies did not achieve crawling until at least 18 months and that it ranged from 18 months - 3 years (with some babies never crawling). I know ppl always say the literature is worse case scenario, but if you think about it, its somebody's worse case and whose to say it may not be mine? Thirdly, we are super happy she is crawling because this will help her to build her upper body strength, overall body co-ordination and will hopefully balance out her left and right side (she seems to have a preference and more strength on her left side). 

So what's next for Lauren? Hopefully i'll be able to report before 6 months time, that she is walking. Again, it seems right now we are a long ways off (she is very imbalanced), but we will just take it one day at a time. 

So my next step is start working with Lauren in the area of communication, language and socialization. I'm going to talk to her doctor about this, but she is really far behind in this area, and progress has been non-existent to date. Overall she is a very quiet and content little girl. She babbled for a week, then stops, then picks it up again a few months later. Odd I know. Right now, she is not babbling. She was babbling earlier this month, but has stopped. We will figure it out. Again, one day at a time.


  1. This is great news! You and Steve are doing a great job. I know sometimes it's hard but you just have to keep positive and believe in Lauren. She will do things in her own way, in her own time...just as you said, one day at a time.

  2. That is great news! Our therapist says once they are mobile everything else just starts blooming!


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