Bit by Bit

If you follow me on Instagram, perhaps you already saw this picture of C standing briefly. To be fair, I should probably show the whole series, which shows her head going down and her giving her mildly anguished face after a minute or so. She might not love it, but she can do it.

Can stand for a couple of minutes now.

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Sometimes things feel like they move at a glacial pace, but it was only a few months ago that C stood for the first time, and for a long time she could not stand really without orthotics (and probably shouldn’t). So she is weight-bearing now, which is amazing. She does not have coordination yet to sit. She can barely roll and can’t really move herself out of a position, so pulling up will be a long time coming. She was very much propped for this photo. But I took a bike ride with her the other day for the first time since August, and I remembered how I used to have to hold her head. The only seat we found that gave decent head support was quite upright, so her little noggin did bob down after a while. By the end of the ride, I’d have one arm behind me propping her up. This time I only had to push her head up once. Slow and steady wins the race. Or maybe it’s not a race at all.