December 21, 2009

Working on the Crawling

We're in full crawling work-out mode here now. We've finally missed a physical developmental milestone and we want to do what we can do catch up. We have some new exercises to get Chase strong enough and used to being up on all fours, and have some exercises to teach him the patterns that he can use to both get up on all fours and make some crawling moves to get him going forward.

It's tough to know that Chase is getting behind, despite knowing that this would eventually happen. The good news though is that he is catching on, and the exercises are making a difference. We just have to keep working him out, and remain patient for him to catch the drift that he can actually move around on his own! Once he gets the hang of it, he's going to love it!

With Christmas vacations and travel, we'll be missing some therapy sessions and it will be hard to keep focused on our daily exercise routines for him. But the passage of time will help make a difference in what he can do! Can't wait to see what he's up to by the time the New Year rolls around! :)

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like Chase and Eon are neck and neck! :) Eon's working on crawling, too. Today was the first PT session that he didn't cry when she was "assisting him" in crawling. It's funny because he can do it with minimal tactile cueing, but you can tell he just doesn't get the point. Oh well...they'll get there!

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  2. what a precious picture...hope you have a wonderful Christmas and look forward to hearing of Chase's progress!

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  3. I remember the various exercises we used to do with Matthew to help strengthen his muscles for crawling. It was also very important to him that he have a motivator - a favorite toy or our cat - to get him to crawl. Chase will get there and you'll be so overwhelmed with joy when he does. Keep up the good work, Chase!!

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  4. That is such a sweet photo of the two boys! Merry Christmas to you all.

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