Thursday, May 19, 2011

Adele learns new tricks

Adele is doing really well in Physical Therapy. She has two people who come out - one is the PT who comes every 2 weeks, and the other is a case manager who comes once a month to see how she's doing in all other areas, and give advice and ideas etc. Both ladies are wonderful, and have been a great help to her.

We have periodic goals for things we want her to do by the next visit, and the last one was for her to be crawling at least 5 feet on her hands and knees. The visit was this morning and she pulled it out at the last minute! Yesterday she started crawling on hands and knees! She still defaults to belly crawl, so we have to work on it more, but she's doing it! Check her out!

She started out doing this goofy hoppy crawl...



But she quickly got the idea that she should move her knees with her hands...



Today the other teacher who comes gave me some handouts about oral-facial exercises and games to strengthen her face muscles to help her with talking (I know, who knew you could do exercises for that?!) but then at dinner time Adele made it pretty clear that her oral-facial muscles were working quite well already...



I'm hoping this is not going to be her new favorite game!


5 comments:

Carole said...

Hooray! She looks really great, what a gorgeous smile and infectious laugh - such a cutie! You go Adele!

Louise said...

Hi Carole, She is so silly, she makes me laugh all the time :-) Hope you guys are all doing well! Can't believe how big Olivia is getting!

Kate said...

Love that laugh! Yay for the crawling! (now you are really in trouble, huh?!)

mobley said...

She is such a star. Next step, world domination. Give her a big hug from me!

Lori said...

She is looking more and more like Fiona with every post you bless her fans with. She is super cute and getting too smart for her own smarty pants :)