Steven didn't crawl until he was 11 months old. Now, at 18.5 months he has finally taken steps!!!! We are so excited!!! I really hope he is really walking well when we go to court on September 8th to finalize his adoption!!!!
It was actually relatively simple that he started standing and walking today. While we were at therapy this morning, his therapist had a student working with her. The therapist let the student take the lead this morning due to an issue with her back. She had some toys and due to Steven's lack of confidence in standing and how he has to be touching something, the therapist and student talked about whether he held a toy in both hands if that would help. So they gave it a shot. The student put toys in each of his hands and held on to them as well. Then when she felt that Steven was steady on his feet, she'd let go and see if he would stand. On three different occasions Steven would stand for about three seconds.
Tonight at home when I tried this he actually stood one time about 10 seconds. Another time he took two steps. The third time, he stood after I got him steadied on his feet and then took off for about 7 steps.
|After about 7 steps! Notice the maracas in his hands. These were his comfort items!!!!|
|So proud of himself!!!!|