God doesn't give children with special
needs to strong people; He gives children with special needs to
ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child
with special needs doesn't TAKE a special family, it MAKES a special
Thursday, May 21, 2009
You go, Matthew!!
Our family tradition is to go out to eat for birthdays. Well, we saw no reason to not continue this tradition for Matthew (and I was too exhausted to cook!), so off to Applebees, we went.
Megan, Mason and I visited and sipped our drinks.....
Steve and Micah watched sports on the big screen nearby...
And Matthew, well....
We will be having his official party on Sunday..so more pictures to come then!
How does a baby who doesn't roll start his nap like this.............
And 1 hour later when his mommy checks on him he looks like this??
One has to wonder??? (BTW, I took the first picture because he looked so sweet sleeping, and later I was glad, because I had proof of his antics!)
We've noticed in last couple weeks that Matthew's head control seems to be improving, you can really feel him working to keep his head up. We've been able to challenge him by giving less of a tilt to his blue feeder seat. His therapists on Wednesday were so impressed by the way he was sitting in his seat and the difference in the amount of control he had from the past times they've seen him in his seat.
Today, at therapy, he pulled his head up FROM THE FLOOR and held it up for at least 15 seconds. Chrissy, his PT, said we should have timed it! He did so well, I was cheering so loud.
So this evening, I decided to put him in his highchair. His highchair has three reclining positions. His school therapists, Jill and Beth, had brought out a neck 'contraption' to help with neck control and I tried it out in there. It didn't work as it was supposed to, so I rigged it a bit and it worked really good to position him. So good, that I set him up to the most 'unreclined' position, and he sat up nice and tall for over 5 minutes before he got tired!!! He never used to be able to sit in the middle reclined position, even with support. So I can really see a tangible increase! Here's pictures to prove it!
Don't quite know why my camera has a smudge on the side of his head