Wednesday, December 05, 2012

On the Move

I wish I had more video for you but alas, I do not.  Christine has been gaining in speed and strength since the last update.  She is really getting the hang of the crawling thing.  She has a little bounce in her step and sometimes she has a bit of a hop resembling Joe's but she is reciprocating her knees (which Joe has never done) most of the time.  

While we are not getting actual words out of her, Christine is babbling a lot lately and making all sorts of sounds.  She is very interactive and engaging.
Christine recently got new orthotics.  The little ones on the left are the ones she was wearing before.  As you can see, the new ones are much larger and more cumbersome.  I wondered if they might slow her down but it seems I worried for nothing because Christine is still crawling all over the place.  The purpose of the new braces is to keep her from back-kneeing while she is working on standing/walking.  She is working hard with her PT and is taking some assisted steps.  Hopefully the support of the new orthotics will help her to make some progress in this area.  The worst part about these braces was finding shoes to fit over them!  ;-)  Thank goodness for resale shops!

She is for the most part a very happy girl.  Though she is still proving to be a very sympathetic soul and cries anytime anyone (mostly Joe) is upset.  I am hopeful that this behavior develops into a fine character trait someday... for now, its just rather exhausting. 

For all the drama she creates, Christine is a joy to be around.  She loves and is loved by everyone she is around.  There is no better way to start your day than to see her smiling face.  

"For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus."
(Philippians 1:6, NASB)

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