Lauren has been surprising us lately with a spurt of inchstones. She is now forking food and feeding herself (not too gracefully, but its definitely a good start) - and today, for the first time, she ate yoghurt all by herself! She doesn't really like cold things, so I"m surprised she ate it, but I think because she can now spoon herself, she's more willing to eat....which is fantastic, because I need to get more fat into her. In the last few days, Lauren has also started pointing her little finger at everything and anything of interest to her. We took her to a toy store today and she was pointing at everything, the kite, the balls, the bibs, the diapers, the toys....so of course, picking up on the opportunity to work on our speech goals - I'm labeling like crazy everything she points to. I probably sound like a walking dictionary. But the best news of all is that our private physio therapist discharged us!! I did feel silly having Lauren walking up the driveway for her physio appointment last week and then having Lauren walk down her stairs - clearly she is now mobile. While we still have to work on squatting and getting into standing without pulling up on something - I have seen Lauren make several attempts, so we both feel its just a matter of time until she "gets it". It was great to get the affirmation that Lauren no longer required intensive physio. We will continue to get physio from the community PT for the next little while, until Lauren reaches her last set of goals. But hurray! One less appointment.
|Lauren WALKING AROUND in her pink tutu swimsuit|
|Blowing out the candles with her sister and friends|
|She loves blue icing...I think she looks like a smurf|
|Lauren and Sidney|
Lauren had a great time at her party. She really enjoys the water and although it was a tiring day for her, she did really well.
Here is a link to Lauren's 2nd Year Video:
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Lauren 2 Year Video from Kate Law on Vimeo.