Lauren greeted us standing up in her crib for the first time two nights ago. We were in complete shock. She was crying and crying at night and finally we decided to go into her room to check up on her, and there she was, just standing there, holding onto the crib rail for dear life, with streams of tears going down her face. Yay! Another small achievement to celebrate! Now that she has learned how to pull herself upto a stand in her crib, she can't seem to figure out how to get down on her own..which means we were in her room 5 times last night, putting her down to a laying position from standing.
Because of Lauren's recent achievements in the gross motor category over the past few months, she is actually improving and catching up for her age! When she was 6 months old, she wasn't rolling, reaching and was barely sitting. She could do tummy time for only 5-10 seconds at any given moment. She was marked as below 5th percentile for gross motor skills and was diagnosed with low muscle tone by her doctors and we started PT. Now at 12 months, she has moved upto between 10-25th percentile for gross motor! We are so happy that she is getting stronger and stronger. She still has alot of work to do on her core muscle area, but we hope with the motivation of food and the constant wrestling with Kayla, Lauren will continue to build her strength and grow.