March 1, 2013

This Ain't the 1950's...

While there are parts of history I think I would have really enjoyed... (sock hops and poodle skirts to name a few), there are some things that make me infinitely thankful that I live in 2013.  For one, the advancement of medical equipment. Instead of this:


My baby girl is kickin' back in these beautiful suckers:


Yes, those are foot braces with lilac and lime green polka dots.They look like jellies really. Out of the 2,000 color combos I was allowed to choose from, I think I did pretty darn well.

She's now rolling strong in this guy:


It's sleek. It's stylish. And all the cool kids want one. 

And standing tall in this beauty: 


I mean it's pretty unbelievable. We call these pieces Abi's "big toys."  I'm pretty darn pleased with each piece that she's gotten and feeling exceptionally blessed.  All of this will be able to grow with her for an anticipated 3-6 years, the "kid-cart" seat can be removed and buckled into a bus or van, and the trays are obviously removable as well. The stander will give her an opportunity to begin weight-bearing on her legs and feet while maintaining the proper alignment, it will provide a different point of view, a stretch of the muscles, and hopefully (and perhaps what I'm most excited about) an improved digestive system. It's a pretty stellar line-up.



And, YES, this is Abi playing with a toy that she otherwise hasn't been able to... before now she was too busy worrying about holding her body in all the right places to explore the use of her arms... She would of course look at the toy, and we would put her hands on it, but until now, reaching out for the toy wasn't happening.  First day in the chair though, and this gal's on a mission.  It's go time.

mae

8 comments:

Danielle said...

Go Abi! She is growing, leaps and bounds!

Empirically Erin said...

That's so exciting!! It's amazing how one little adjustment can change so much!

Alli said...

She looks amazing! It's fun to watch her progress!

Because of Jackie said...

So happy that you have the equipment you need for Abi to grow and move around....lucky girl!

Tamara said...

This is so, so awesome!!!

It's Sooo Fluffy! said...

Look at her in her awesome new stuff! Very cool :)

Treasure Tromp said...

oh gosh, that last picture is so incredibly sweet. good for her!!

Danielle said...

This makes me so so happy - especially the toy reaching! :)