Monday, September 13, 2010

Sitting pretty

Dearest Lily,

Mama has been so busy home schooling, I have hardly had time to journal here. You are doing SO MUCH lately, it is hard to keep up!

Last week when Karen came, your therapy went so well- you did an amazing job, little girl! Karen was so impressed with how strong you are getting...here are the notes she wrote on your progress report...

Lily was able to push up on her forearms and hold a 4 point position w/ support on her hips.

She did some nice reaching and turned to look over her shoulders.

Lily is now grasping and reaching and mouthing toys!

Lily's sit up is much more organized and she will be sitting soon!

Lily is a champ at rolling.


Karen left a huge exercise ball here for us to practice therapy with you. You LOVE the ball. We roll you on it on your tummy, and it helps improve your arm strength. We turn you over on your back and roll the ball towards us, and you "pop up" into a sitting position all by yourself!

Every day you get a little bit closer to sitting on your own. You have done it a few times for a few seconds...you have the core strength to do it, but you don't quite have the balance thing down yet:) We are working on strengthening your arm muscles so you can support yourself when you do fall forward. Work on the ball helps with this as well- as we roll the ball forward with you lying across it on your tummy, you use your arms to protect and support yourself. We also lay you across our legs and have you support yourself doing "push-ups".

We are so proud of you, Lily..

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You're working so hard, and when you do hit that "sitting milestone" we are going to be so happy, we'll probably throw a party!

Your big sissy Naomi said it best in one of her comments here...

Lily will soar in life and you will be so proud whatever she does because we both know that each milestone is really something so much more.. We sometimes take for granted what babies do and each thing Lily does I want to proclaim it to the world!!! I love her so much... and your family. I am so lucky to be a part of you guys and so lucky to know Lily. She has changed my life.
Love, Naomi

Loving watching you soar,

Mama oxox

4 comments:

Ashley said...

Way to go, Lily! Way to go!

Elissa said...

Yea! Lily! What a lucky girl you are to have such a beautiful family that loves and supports you so much! I can't wait to come to the blog and see that you are an official sitter! Patti, your daughter's words are so beautiful. Lily is a very lucky little girl, and I think her family is pretty lucky to have her too.

Jenny said...

Lily sounds like she is doing great!! I love hearing the details of how she is reaching her milestones!! Cant wait to see pictures of her sitting on her own!! Good job Lily!!

Melissa M said...

Look at Lily sitting up so tall! She'll be sitting there on her own before you know it. :)