Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's Here!!!!!

We received a call on Tuesday that Emma's KidWalk arrived and so the girls and I headed over to pick it up right after nap time.  I was so excited I couldn't wait for them to drop it off later on in the week.  It was a beautiful day and I set about to adjusting the gait trainer for Emma's size and then putting her in it to see what she would do (note:  I will bring it to Emma's PT on Monday for him to check the sizing and make any necessary adjustments, but we couldn't wait that long to try it out).  

And what she did was mostly a WHOLE LOT of SMILING!  She loves this gait trainer and we have been using it a little bit each day.  Last night we even put Emma in it for our evening dance party.  At first she didn't want to get in it because she thought it would hold her back - and, she does love to dance in Chris' arms!  But, after a couple of seconds she came around and LOVED using it for dancing.  We were able to hold hands and spin around in circles together, I could have her standing in it and help her wave both hands in the air, she could run after Julia when she went down the hall, and then run back up the hall to Daddy's open arms.  It was AMAZING.  I think we all had some huge smiles on our faces last night.  

Ok, I have to disclose that Emma isn't actually moving independently in the KidWalk yet because it might sound like it in this post.  But, she is moving her legs to try and walk and moving them when I help wheel the KidWalk about.  Eventually, she'll get there on her own but it will take time.  In the meantime, it's so nice to be able to have her participate more fully in our activities without having to put her down sooner than either of us want because of my aching back :-) 

6 Comments from readers:

Angela said...

Yay Emma! I think we need a video of these dance parties :)

Kristina said...

Angela - I agree! I'll have to take a video one of these days because we all sure do have fun at them!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

That is wonderful news! Emma looks GREAT in it. I cannot believe how much she has grown!

Karen Owens said...

Awesome! I just love it! I've always been really big on positioning and this is right up my ally. I love how it helps a child who otherwise would not get this feeling of being upright and not totally strapped down as in a stander.

Love it!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I was thinking video too :-)
I'm THRILLED for you guys!!! Big smiles here as well!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!!! Emma looks great in her kidwalk. Good for you guys!

Laura G