Thursday, April 29, 2010

You know those days?

The ones when you feel really really good about your early intervention sessions? They don't always happen. At least for us, they don't. But today we found success and oh, how I LOVE those days!

Today we started out with physical therapy and wouldn't you know that our PT had Dylan vertical?!!



It felt so odd seeing him upright like that, as I am completely used to seeing him swiffering around the house. Seeing him standing like this...



...it brought tears to my eyes, it really did.



I understand that it may take some time before the little guy is able to do this independently, but oh how I LOVE to see progress!!

Then this afternoon: OT. I'm not quite sure I can express how conflicted I often feel about Dylan's feeding. Some days he does well, most days he does not. Today? It was a good day. A very good day.



His OT guided him with self feeding. Self feeding?!! Seriously?



Guided standing and guided self-feeding in one day.

It all makes me feel exactly like this:



You GO Dylan! I am so very proud of YOU.

26 comments:

Baby Copty said...

That is great news! Dylan, you are doing great things. You keep going, little guy!

Rachel said...

What a great day! Big accomplishments! Keep it up!

Heidi said...

woo-hoo!

Adrienne said...

Looks like it's been an awesome day! Keep it up Dylan!!

Kimberly said...

GO D!! We are all so proud of you, you are the best.

Ellen said...

those pictures are fabulous! Way to go, Dylan.

Katie said...

Yay! Go Dylan! A giant TAH DAH for you!

Wren said...

Way to go Dylan!!! I love the last picture he has the "I did it" pose! Too cute!

Kelli said...

Such a great day! He looks like such a big boy standing. Self feeding, wooohooo!

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

the standing pictures are awesome but the self feeding pics - those are priceless :) how in the world did you get him to put his hands in the air with his hands in fists showing how proud he is and we all are of him???!!! way to go dylan!!!

Kelly said...

Hooray Dylan!! Keep up the good work! I just love days like this, enjoy this, mommy:)

Cathy said...

Love it!!!!! WTG Dylan!

Kelli said...

Oh Laurie, what a great day this is indeed!! I had tears in my eyes for Dylan's WONDERFUL accomplishments!! Way to go Dylan!! Hi-fives from Colin!!

ch said...

It makes me CRAZY when one of the squiblets will do something for their therapists that I can't get them to do for me at home.
I always threaten that I'm going to make them stop by our house on a daily basis...
What a pretty stand that boy is showing off! Once he's got that feeding trick mastered, send him OUR way...we can use ALL the help we can get. Way to GO, Dylan!

Jen said...

LOVE IT!!!!

nancy said...

I am totally crying and those pictures are beautiful. You are a great writer and I love your blog!

Derek, Kenzee and Gage said...

That last picture is priceless, he looks so happy for himself, and he should be! What a big day, so great!!

Christi Harrison said...

i feel like Jimmy and Dylan are at the same exact stage. I haven't given Jimmy a spoon but I am supposed to. Way to go Dylan! Keep up the great work Mom!

The Paskins Family said...

Oh, I can totally relate. There are so many days that therapy just feels like another appt to keep, but then that day comes along when there is big progress and it makes all the other days worth it!

Amy and Aaron said...

That's so awesome! Way to go, little one!

The Sanchez Family said...

Oh that last photo says it ALL!!!! Hands in the air saying YAHOO Dylan!!!!

Melissa M said...

Yay Dylan!! He looks so big standing there and the feeding pics are wonderful.

Katie said...

I have tears of pride for him too. You rock Dylan.

Sasha said...

Way to go Dylan. That is awesome. You must be so happy. Those are 2 biggies in one day. Lucky you. Dylan is looking so happy and proud of himself standing and eating. Fund

Blissfully Building Bridges said...

Yaaaayyyy Dylan! LOVE those days...I guess the fact that they don't come around too often is what makes them so fantastic...its REAL WORK paying off!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Dylan.We are so proud of you.What a good job.Love the excited look on his face and clenched fist.Hope this goes through.