6.14.2013

She WALKS!


It's a full on miracle. 

After our physical therapy evaluation a few weeks ago the therapist looked at me and said, "I wish I had more of a diagnosis for you, but it seems like she is just unmotivated."

The therapist did give us a few things to work on though. We started off playing with Rosie while she was standing - having her play with stacking toys in the middle of the room while on her feet with nothing to lean on. I sat cross legged and held her toy up high for her to play. She also colored this way on firm notebooks while I sat across from her holding it up. We also started having her hold one finger while we walked together instead of two, and lastly we walked with her holding one end of an object like a jumprope handle or a toy while I held the other end. 

She started taking tiny little steps (with a lot of persuasion) about a week ago - but still needed more motivation to get her to want to walk. I'm telling you, this girl is a speedy crawler! 

About 5 days ago Ava bribed her with marshmallows and chocolate chips to get her little feet moving and IT WORKED! That was enough motivation.

 I think I need to make her a T-shirt.

WILL WALK FOR CHOCOLATE



11 comments:

Courtney said...

oh my goodness, that video was so cute!!! I bet Ava felt so proud when she started walking for her.

Carly said...

I could eat her she is so adorable. Way to go Rosie!!

Clandestine Road said...

Go Rosie! I love what the pt said. I learned to walk (at nearly two) in a similar fashion. Chocolate makes people do stuff. :)

Kelli said...

I kind of love her.

Lori said...

Cute! I love her big smile.

Sarah Peterson said...

What a cutie! Her laugh makes me happy. So sweet!

Rachelle said...

i just died. dead. she is the sweetest. so glad she is walking! and i think this video convinced me to have a fourth baby. i'll pray for another girl. :)

AshDaBell said...

YAAAAAAAAAAY ROSIE!!! And yay AVA for providing the motivation! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video, her giggle is so cute I can't handle it.

Katie said...

so so cute! Hudson was slow to crawl. I think he wasn't motivated, as well. Colby pulled out some popcorn and hudson suddenly knew how to crawl. These kids and there food. HA!

Popi and CeCe said...

Way to go Rosie! WE will ALL walk for CHOCOLATE!!

TheKeilShpeel said...

Hooray!!!!! That is a BIG hooray!!!!

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