So I have been super discouraged as of late when thinking about Addison's developmental delays. Some days it is easier to wrap my head around this than others. But, I was so encouraged this morning by tummy time that I just had to post a few videos. This may seem like nothing to you or something that your child did at 2 or 3 months- no clue and honestly I don't care. This is not a competition. Addison did this this morning, when she is 5 months and I was so proud of her. This made me cry as I loved how determined she was to knock over this mirror with her head. She has discovered a strength in her legs to push her herself forward, but her upper body and torso haven't quite jumped on board with the getting up and moving. (-: Also, you will notice how wiggly she is- I am convinced why this is one of the reasons she struggles to gain weight even though she eats all of the time. She burns more calories in ten minutes of tummy time than she can take in with a few feeds.
Also-please excuse the diaper only outfit- it is really, really hot here. If you look closely you can see the scar from her heart surgery on her back....and her G-tube is taped down because if it wasn't....pretty sure tummy time would do some damage....She started tummy time a respectable distance away from the mirror. Not two minutes later, she was right here, working very diligently to knock that mirror over with her head...
That's my little girl trying to go places! Am I crazy to think that is what she is attempting to do here?
She did knock the mirror over, just as the last video ended. I couldn't get the camera started fast enough to catch it....bummer. Also, she continued to scoot until her body was half off of her play mat. I don't know where she was trying to go, but considering she was dragging her body by pushing her feet- she was making pretty decent progress.
Thanks for indulging with me for a minute as I stopped to think about what Addison can't do and focused on what my amazing girl CAN do! So proud of her and her progress!