Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Can we go outside today?

The last couple of days it has been raining. Lily LOVES to be outside. She loves to gather pine cones, pine straw, sticks, rocks and especially gumballs! Her apparent love for the outdoors is heartwarming!

Even though she refuses to walk she is not opposed to climbing! Here is a snapshot of her this morning, checking out the current weather conditions...... more rain. :/

Monday, March 29, 2010

Walking and Curls

We are diligently working with Lily to get her walking. I failed to mention that the therapists suggested weighing down her stroller/walker. That way it helps the strengthen her core and help her with her balance. We added 2 lbs to it and she flings that thing around with ease again. It may be time to add more weight. :D

Here are a couple of photos of her after her bath tonight... notice the curls!??? They come from me! LOL Personally, I think that she mostly looks like her daddy.. she has my eyes (the shape) but now the curls are forming too. I really hope that Dr. D doesn't shave them all off when she has to have her surgery this summer. :/

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Early Intervention Evaluation

Early intervention came out to evaluate Lillian this morning. They were very pleased with her progress since their last visit however, She is a little behind in a couple of areas. :/ Lets start with the good.. (not that the other is bad) Emotionally and socially she is at a 16 month old level. So, she is "advanced there." She is at the 12 month mark for gross motor skills and the 12 month mark for fine motor skills. The specialist said that when gross motor skills are delayed the fine motor skilled are as well b/c she is not capable of doing the "big" stuff yet. Like walking. She is not considered 25% delayed so they can not offer services BUT, did give me several exercises to do with her and they will re-evaluate when she is 18 months to ensure she has caught up. We are to work with her on strengthening her core muscles with a stability ball and this will also help with her balance.

We were asked if she is able to climb stairs. I know that she likes to try and walk up them when we are holding her hands but we live in a brick ranch and they only stairs available to her are the brick ones in front of our home. They suggested that I pull the cushions off the couch and let her climb up the couch that way. (Great idea.. why don't I think of things like that!!!!???) So, I fed Lily lunch right after they left and promptly pulled the cushions off the couch and arranged them like they suggested and before I could even finish putting them in place, she had already climbed them and was standing there jumping up and down.... holding on of course. So... that is one thing she mastered in mere minutes of them leaving. :D We have to work with her on stacking her blocks. She just isn't really interested in this... she wants to knock them down. LOL

I am so grateful that we have this service, that we can focus on the areas that she needs to keep her progressing.

Monday, March 22, 2010

15 months old

Amazing.... time has gone by so fast! I can hardly believe that Lillian is 15 months old today! :) This past weekend we had a little taste of Spring, the weather was just beautiful! We took advantage of "daddy" having the day off and went to the park for a little while. we had a really nice time.

Early intervention is coming out to do Lily's yearly evaluation. A Physical Therapist is coming out as well to make sure that Lily is just taking her time walking. I will be back tomorrow to post what they have to say.

Here are a couple of photos of Lily at the park. :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Lillian is perfecting her "walk." Personally, I think that she is fully capable of walking now but secretly perfecting her run! :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm a naughty momma....

Why am I a naughty momma??? Because, I have not been by to post updates. :/ I have been busy "working." Taking care of our home, creating a couple of websites, and working as a real estate assistant. (all from home of course) God is good, he has been aligning things perfectly. Lily is doing great. She is not yet walking on her own but cruises the furniture and pushes her high chair around the kitchen, and uses her baby walker. (looks like a baby stroller) We just bought her a couple new pairs of shoes and they came in the mail today. They looked so big but fit as they should. I guess she is just getting "big." When I look at her I see a toddler.

Yesterday, I had to take her older sister to multiple Dr. appointments so Lily stayed with her daddy all day. :D They had a blast. The weather was beautiful yesterday, mid 70's. Here are a couple photos.