Yesterday we went to physiotherapy. We don't go as often as we used to but probably every 3-4 weeks.
Caelan continues to make me so proud in his efforts during these sessions. They really are one hour of intense hard work for him and he does give it his all. (With his tongue out for most of it!) Well, at least until he decides he's done and then he's really done! There's no getting him to do anything.
We continue to progress, taking small steps, towards him walking. Currently we are working on his standing and cruising. He's doing fabulously! He understands that if he wants to be picked up we expect him to be on his feet. He begins by getting himself into a kneeling position, like most kids I think. The difference is he has no concept of using his hands and arms to pull himself to stand. It's all in his legs. All we do now is apply slight pressure to his hands and he'll get himself standing, sometimes it enough just to stabilize his wrists. At home I've been trying to do more playing with him standing at the sofa, table or chair to help strengthen those legs muscles even more. We're trying to figure out how we can raise his train table up to a standing level because that would be a great motivator for him.
He's pretty good at cruising from one end of the sofa to the other, all be it a bit wobbly. Definitely still requiring some supervision. He's able to navigate easily between to parallel surfaces and inside corners. I am very happy to say that he knows enough to fall backwards onto his bum. I've been told this is really good for his hips too. Who knew falling would be good!?
We worked on stairs too!! Stairs! Can you believe it? He's got the concept down great and needed very little prompting, initiating most of the required steps himself. I find this amazing since we live in a bungalow and he only really gets practice on the stairs when we visit grandparents - if we think of it.
Not long now... think I may be going back to work just in time. I'll be sorry to miss his first steps but things are going to get crazy around here when this little dude is on his feet!! :)