As a mother of a special needs child, I often feel like I should never put limits on Leah, in turn I would never want a doctor or therapist to tell me what they think Leah won't be able to do or when she will do something.
But sometimes, just sometimes, I set these personal goals for Leah. Even though she is 14 months old and wouldn't understand anything I say, I never tell her these goals. I keep them to myself or share them with my husband, but otherwise they are my own private goals for Leah. If she doesn't meet them, it's perfectly fine--but I like to have them in mind!
With that said, One of these goals I "set" for Leah was 4 point crawling by her first birthday. Check! She 4 point crawled around 10 months!
The next one was walking by December. Well, we are already well into December...but let me tell you she will be walking VERY soon!
Leah took 5 (YES! 5!) independent steps today during our PT session! I of course cried my eyes out, watching my sweet little girl take steps towards me was one of the highlights of my life!
Leah's PT says it's only a matter of time, she just needs to slow down and find her balance before she takes off.
It's amazing!!! I'm beyond excited!
I have so much more to update, I will try to get to it over the weekend!!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Posted by Amanda at 1:42 PM