Friday, January 8, 2010

Brave Little Crew

Crew made two women tear up yesterday. He is becoming such a big boy, making such wonderful progress. His PT Julie was blown away and overwhelmed with emotion when she saw the strides he has made since she was here before the holidays. Continuing PT after the move was the best decision we have ever made for Crew. Julie is truly a gift. She is always ready with a new challenge, but is ever so observant of even the tiniest improvements that he makes between visits. As a bonus, she told me she doesn't consider me high maintenance at all, but in fact I am her favorite, most involved, and fearless mommy. See, I'm not so bad.

Now that Crew sits, we feel like the sky is the limit! We've been working on sitting for five months and at times we were tempted to despair. Reaching this hard-fought milestone has made us very very happy. We feel confident that he will one day crawl and then walk. It will just take time and work. Time we have; work we're willing to do.

Crew is now reaching with both hands equally, with no signs of weakness in his left arm/hand anymore. We taught him to pull a towel off his head yesterday. He fake-coughs to play. He had Julie in stitches with that one! Whenever she tried to get him to do something he wasn't in the mood for, he would just start fake-coughing at her, trying to distract her with his humorous new communication. Hey, it totally worked!!

Crew is now starting to reach for objects that are off to one side of him when he is sitting. It throws off his equilibrium, which he has worked so hard to establish. He's not real keen on it, but he's starting to get the feel for it, gaining confidence. Basically, his curiosity is starting to override his complacency and fear.

He is just doing great, great things. I'm so proud of him! I love you, Crew!!


Cyndi Hendrickson said...

Wow! What a great post to read! Crew is simply amazing!

AWilder8509 said...

Sounds like you have an amazing lil guy on your hands! Hes so strong!...isnt it astounding how many odds they can defy and prove to everyone they can do the things they say they couldnt...I can only hope Ayden will thrive and progress just as well as your lil one!...his story is so moving!

Texasblu said...

Oh yeah! Crew's going on to amazing things - go Crew! Go Crew! :) *waves pom pom madly*