Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Sheena is rapidly improving with her walking. She is very keen at the moment in getting into standing to walk without holding onto anything. She managed it very well tonight, and persisted at it for half an hour. I was exhausted just watching her, its like watching a gymnast's floor routine, because its not the usual pattern of squatting then elegantly standing, it is much more impressive than that - and involves a remarkable amount of acrobatics. She was puffing and panting by the end of it, and I was offering her milk just to get her to sit for a while.
Thankfully, her parachute reflex of putting the hands out to catch her falls is working remarkably well for a little girl that didn't ever crawl. Her arms and shoulders have never had that opportunity to build up the strength to catch her falls, but Sheena doesn't seem to bothered by that.