This weekend we were able to get pictures of my daughter standing unassisted. I've never ever had a picture of her like that - with nothing around her, nobody around her. She's grinning and holding her hands together and she looks like any other kid - I believe if someone saw it without knowing the history, they'd just think I was taking a picture of her outfit or something, nothing extraordinary.
No, I'm not going to post it here - I still am not comfortable sharing pictures in such a public space - but trust me, it's awesome. I look at it and I smile and smile and smile.
She's only had her SMOs for two weeks, and she already can stand for a few seconds, where before the braces she could stand for maybe one or two seconds before falling. It took her a few short months to get the hang of her walker and now she zooms around in it. She's motivated and strong - I cannot wait to see what the next few months bring. She's also making more consonant sounds and every so often saying more words. I have always felt that for her, walking would come before talking. It's just a gut feeling based on nothing, but both are coming right along.
So there you have it - the positive post you get to see. Perhaps the other posts I've written over the weekend will surface in the future, but I decided to start off Monday with a cheer.