Yo soy La Lay

adventures in family, faith, and Down syndrome

Milestone madness

on December 7, 2014

I swear to you, Tessa comprehends every single thing I say to her therapists. Just as soon as I tell them that she is struggling with anything, she masters the skill and I end up looking a little silly.

Tuesday, our PT and her supervisor came for her weekly session and I had an extensive list for them. I expressed that I was still concerned about her refusal to use her left hand. I shared that she was sort of sitting, and sort of getting into her sitting position from laying down, but that she would not lift her left hand.

As of Friday, we have a sitter. And she’s a sitter who can get herself into a sitting position all by herself. And while she is there, she can play with toys!

I also vented a little about how I have to change the way I laugh because every time I laugh loudly (which is often), she cries. She doesn’t cry when anyone else laughs and I’ve been starting to get more than a little dismayed at being the sole cause of my child’s tears.

Since Tuesday, we have not had even one meltdown.

And, the icing on the cake is that our Little Miss started clapping yesterday. I didn’t even complain about that one yet! šŸ˜‰ It’s very quiet and sporadic, but it is really happening.

I wonder if I start complaining that she can’t change her own diapers, will she pick that up right away??

Needless to say, it has been a week full of Tessa milestones. This will be our first week of four-days-a-week therapy, along with John’s last day of grad school, his graduation, two evening service projects with my National Honor Society kids, and the usual chaos that comes with the end of the semester for two teachers. We’ll see you on the other side…

And now, cuteness:

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7 responses to “Milestone madness

  1. Go Tessa! The sitting milestone is such a biggie! I’m working on that with Eva too, but I think independent sitting is a while away yet. They do seem to make progress in spurts don’t they? Nothing for ages and then all of a sudden a bunch of new things all at once. Very exciting!

  2. Mary Wolodkiewicz says:

    Your Girls are so darn cute!

  3. swerhane says:

    Ahh the pigtails! Can barely handle the supreme cuteness.

  4. Sitting is HUGE! Way to go Tessa! The pigtails are just too cute.. I can’t take it. šŸ™‚

  5. Judy Lay says:

    She CAN hear your worries… that’s the story behind her big grin! Girls always want to have control!

  6. Katie J. says:

    The stickers!! Too cute. I love reading about her milestones. šŸ™‚

  7. So awesome! Four days a week therapy?! We only get it once ever 4-6 weeks!

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