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!
After excitedly telling Miles's daycare about his encouraging walking progress this week, they shared a video with us today so we could get a glimpse of how well he's been doing with them. I'm not sharing it here since other children are in the video, but it involves Miles holding onto a walker and stepping … Continue reading Year 2, Day 79
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!
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!
In our seemingly unending quest to get Miles on his feet, we've acquired one of those scooty toy things for him to push around and ride on. And you know, so far it seems like a pretty good half-step for him!
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
As a dedicated and determined non-walker, Miles has gradually become the only child in his daycare class who has not moved into the toddler room. This is a shame, because what he lacks in vertical mobility he makes up for with the speed at which he travels on all fours and the tenacity he embodies … Continue reading Year 2, Day 38