Sunday, March 29, 2009

One Proud Mummy

Master Luke had a fabulous session at the Champion Centre on Friday, and I couldn't have been any prouder! We started with Pip the physio, and Luke has been working on sitting (which he is technically capable of and totally uninterested in!), crawling up on all fours and pulling himself up to stand. Well, he sat on the mat with the others like he had been sitting still for months. Usually he lies straight down on his tummy and commandos off somewhere. Then he pulled himself up at the bench to standing from a side-sitting position, and to show it was not a fluke did it again straight away. By this stage I had tears in my eyes- can be a bit of a leaker I'm afraid. But wait, there's more... he then did two proper crawl steps, witnessed by Paddie the SLT and myself. So I was beside myself with pride.

Next we worked with Gae the EIT and he proceeded to post items 'in' to two different pieces of equipment, an activity that has previously seemed to bore him rigid and in which he has show very little interest. He also did really well at lifting things up to get off a ring etc, and was laughing and smiling all the while and being generally cute.

Then we had Paddie and I had lots of good things to report about his understanding of language and how he interacts with us, so a high score all round.

It was a fabulous session, and nearly our last in this clinic, as Luke graduates next term from Babies into whatever it is that comes next- bigger babies? crawlers? movers and shakers? I'm not sure. It has been great to see him start to make such progress so quickly, and it's been a pleasure, so thank you ladies for all your work and support of Luke. It's much appreciated.


Nan P. said...

And proud you should be Mel, proud you should be.

Kids tend to do that, don't they? Show off their talents at the least expected moment? I think they LOVE keeping their parents guessing...

Nick McGivney said...

Why wouldn't you be proud. He looks all business. Jacob at seventeen months has just decided to start to think about considering to sit up (unlike Cathal who's an old pro!) and just today Mum bought him a nicely low-slung activity centre which is helping him stay centered on his bum. I must post some pics. All good things in time, Proud Mum. He's doing so well.