I barely stepped in the door of Miles's daycare today when I was told to stay near the entrance while the staff started offering encouraging words to Miles, who was in an adjacent room. Moments later, Miles walked out of the toddler room and, in time, managed to step all the way over to me, … Continue reading Year 2, Day 137 – Operation: Babywalk Update 5!
I was prepared to write about Miles's second-ever trip to the dentist today, but then he had to go and start standing and walking (a couple steps at daycare today, but hey -- progress is progress!) unaided!
There's been another big advancement in Miles's quest to become a biped, as his daycare attendants have let us know that he walked several feet while using only one hand to hold onto his teacher for support. While he quickly resisted reproducing this at pickup, plopping down onto his butt instead, we were able to … Continue reading Year 2, Day 105 – Operation: Babywalk Update 3!
We've had a major breakthrough in Miles's development as a biped in the last 24 hours! Last night, Miles independently started hoisting himself up on the coffee table, the couch, and his own chair at the dining room table. Even more impressive, he started scooting along and transitioning from one support to the next without … Continue reading Year 2, Day 78 – Operation: Babywalk Update 2!
At daycare this morning, I tried to set Miles down on the floor so he could start crawling around and playing with the other kids, but something different happened this time. Where he usually lifts his legs up and refuses to lower them until his butt is firmly planted on the ground, today he not … Continue reading Year 2, Day 73
Miles has fought using the bottom of his feet in any practical way for months now, resorting screaming, falling to his knees, or crawling away from us as quickly as possible in a never-ending quest to avoid personal growth. But today, Miles finally took a step in the right direction. Normally, when held by the … Continue reading Year 2, Day 70 – Operation: Babywalk Update!
Miles has been going to physical therapy for a couple months now, and while he has made substantial strides (HA!) in crawling, he is still extremely reluctant to get on his feet. While this does seem to have more to do with his emotional tendencies than his actual physical capabilities, he has appeared to become … Continue reading Year 2, Day 49 – Operation: Babywalk Begins