Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Strength and New Accomplishments

Abbie is still doing great in her stander. I wanted to post a few pics of her in it so you could see all of it's angels to get a better idea of how it works.

She will last longer everytime we put her in it and it really seems to be giving her strength and stretching her legs out.

She stays in it for at least 10 minutes evey day but if she is getting entertainment from her siblings she does not mind staying in a little longer!

The braces you see on her ankles and a ways up her claves are called DAFO's. I don't know what that stands for but they support her ankles from rolling and make it a little easier to stand.

Abbie is gaining stength very steady. I have had quite a few people comment on how strong she is getting lately! She has finaly figured out how to roll from front to back! This does make tummy time a bit hard since she no longer stays on it long. It has however made her more tolerable towards being put on her tummy. I think it is because she no longer feels traped. If she wants off of it now she just rolls over. It is fun to see her do it! I do not think it will be too long and she will be rolling both ways and we will be looking for her under things!!!! She is also sitting on my hip with me just holding her with one hand for support as I walk! This is such a great relief to me. I know people think I am crazy but after 2 1/2 years it is so nice to have a free hand to use! Her head control is there and her back muscles are comming along just fine.
As I mentioned, Abbie will stay in her stander for longer periods of time if her siblings are entertaining her. They have decided that they can push her through the hall running pretty fast and she loves it! I think she feels somewhat like she is independently mobile. They will also do this when she is in her highchair as it is on wheels as well! She will "play" with them for a very long time doing this! I love to see them interacting this way. I also think Abbie knows that she is actually "playing" with them!
I have many more pics to post and things to "write" about but for now I will end. Stay tuned for some cute halloween pics!


Melanie said...

Way to go Abbie! We are so excited for you! It is so awesome to see our kids make those milestones that they have struggled and worked so hard to do! We are so happy so you! Well done!

Shay said...

Lookin' Good! How exciting!!

Victoria Loveland said...

You know you are a Rockstar mom! You have strength that purely cannot be expressed with any amount of words. I love you and I aspire to be a mom like you everyday! Abbie has brought such a smile to my face. I love how far she has come. My heart melts every time she grabs my hat and her kisses are music to my ear. Thank you for you. Everyone can learn alot from you. You are so very beautiful! I love all the babies and I will see you at school!