Sunday, February 22, 2009

Both Hands!

Leah has really been using her left hand a lot more lately! It's amazing to watch her, it's almost as if something just clicked! She had literally ignored "lefty" for 16 months and then one day realized that she had 2 hands! She still does not have an active grasp, but I think in time that will come. She really tries so hard to put things in her hand or grab things with lefty. It's fantastic!!

Awhile back, I remember reading a blog post about someone giving their child a sippy cup without handles to promote two-handed use. I thought this was great, so back then I went out and bought a sippy cup without handles. I filled it just a little bit and gave it to Leah, she FREAKED out! She couldn't figure out how to pick it up and how it worked, she ended up getting so frustrated that I decided that it was not the time to for this kind of sippy cup. Last week, I decided we should try it again. This time was much better!! She immediately tried to pick it up with one hand, but realized that it would be too difficult, so she used 2 hands! I was so excited that she was able to do it!! She has been drinking from a sippy cup without handles so nicely ever since!


Ellen said...

That is so great she is doing this—and she's only going to get better and better about using that hand.

Popcorn House said...

GREAT JOB LEAH! That is amazing! Keep up the great work! I love seeing pictures of your pretty LADY!

Kiera Beth said...

Wow! That is great news! I love seeing the photos! She is getting so big!

Keep us posted on how things are going!

Erin said...

YEAH LEAH that is awesome! Amanda she is doing so well! And she is so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

Amanda, she is just getting cuter and cuter! Glad things are going so well!