Maria’s not quite as enthusiastic about the stander, but it’s still going well. The problem according to the therapist is that it is very easy to have her just a little bit out of alignment and then she’s really uncomfortable. So it’s a matter of trying to read her subtle signs and tweaking on strap placement and tightness and so on. However, her speech therapist says she can already see changes in how she holds her shoulders and neck, and Maria will often lay there with ankles bent instead of having her toes pointed so it’s clearly helping already.
Cathy got Maria this little papasan chair that also seems to have really helped her posture and alignment. However since she’s started using the stander, Maria keeps trying to get out of the chair like she’s trying to stand up! We’ve tried to get it on video but don’t have any that really capture the event.
She is so close to sitting up on her own…but we’ve been saying that for weeks. But she’s definitely even closer than before. She has also rolled over from back to belly unassisted a couple of times but certainly can’t do that consistently. But, again, is very, very close.
As I write this, Maria is off to Vegas, baby. Cathy and Manolis are getting married tomorrow in a terribly romantic quickie drive-through ceremony. Rosanne and Paul are heading out today for the whole weekend, and I’m flying out just for the day tomorrow.
I know I keep saying this, but pictures will be posted soon.