Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Progress


Our babe {who isn't really a baby anymore} has been doing quite these days. From the time we had the school district come to evaluate her to the time the testing was completed she no longer qualified for any in home help. YEAH Sophie! I was given exercises to work with her which has totally helped even though she fought everything she could. An example of that fight is that she would cry every stair crawl as I would physically move her through each step until we made it to the top. With each day she got better and better and now sails up those stairs. As a matter of fact, anytime we are downstairs she immediately climbs back to the top. She just doesn't like doing anything until she wants to and just in the last couple of days has decided she will throw herself down on the ground and cry if she doesn't want to do something. She's definitely a girl who knows what she wants and what she doesn't!

It seems as if Sophie's first birthday was a marker that she's no longer a baby. She has been joining the big kids more and more. She wants what they eat, what they play with and wants to go where they go. She is no longer happy just hanging out with Mom. For me, I am happy to see three playing together. It just warms my heart and yet it's a little sad.



Sophie has also been using her big toys. She has been sitting at the piano now for quite awhile. It blew me away the first time I realized that she got on it herself. She has been trying to climb aboard the zebra but can't quite get the leg over the saddle yet. I think in a week she'll have it mastered. It's just so nice to see her coming along.


Yesterday I went to ask Adam something while he was outside with all the kids and found Sophie climbing aboard the Fred Flinstone car. I had to quick get the camera...it was so cute to see. She's been watching for so long and is now happiest being able to join big sister and big brother. We just love it.


Hopefully soon we'll be seeing her walking, chasing after "the monster" whoever that may be on any given day.

It was hard to know if we were doing the right thing in seeking help for Sophie. In the end I am glad that we did. I am sure that the exercises I was given helped me to help her. I have now realized that she is resistant to change, already likes to do it herself, and very much enjoys her brother and sister doting on her. We also believe her ear infection played a roll in her delay. In any case she is getting back on track!

We love you baby girl. We are so proud of you in how far you've come.

Blessings to you!

Tina

These photos weren't of the best quality but they so caputred her beautiful smile we so love to see.

5 comments:

  1. yeah sophie!!!!!!!
    so glad she is doing so well..
    and great pics btw!!!

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  2. Loved the pics. She's growing too fast!

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  3. Awww, isn't it so nice when you can see your kids blossoming? She's adorable :)

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  4. She is a cutie! So glad to hear that she is progressing so well!

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  5. Hooray Sophie!! Glad to read she is progressing well. She is such a beautiful little one! Love her sweet smile!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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Thanks for making my day!