The Hailey Herald

The Hailey Herald

Saturday, October 6, 2012

31 for 21: I Couldn't Be Prouder

We celebrate a lot of little things in our household.  Hailey works a lot longer and a lot harder than the boys did to accomplish little things.  If you saw these pictures for a typical child, you would think "oh, big deal".  I know that is how I felt with the boys.  Yes, they were walking with a toy, but it was never a question of when or if they would walk.  You just "assumed" it would be close to a year.  With a child with Down syndrome, you are told the average age for walking is 2...some are much older.  Hailey will more than likely be a little past that.  I'm not anticipating it to be before her second birthday. 

With the way little Frankenstein has been acting recently, this made me the proudest, happiest mom in the world this week. 





Even after a full therapy session, I was able to encourage Hailey to walk from the corner to the end of our cul-de-sac.  She generally only walks about 10 feet and stops. 




We are still a long way from walking independently, but we are celebrating!  This girl has worked hard!



10 comments:

  1. Michelle, this is AWESOME!!! Way to go, Hailey! Celebrating for you over in Sharonville!
    Leesha

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  2. That is definitely something to celebrate! Cora has the same stroller and loves to keep her Elmo in it. Can't wait till she can push it!

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    1. Can't wait to see pics of Cora walking with her Elmo :-)

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  3. You rock Hailey!! Way to go!!

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  4. Wooohooo Hailey!!! We had that same walker...LOVED it bc it actually went slower then some of the other ones so it was awesome for Avery to use..the down side i could probably repeat that whole song to u!!!

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    1. It definitely goes slower and it is one of the few that is the right height for short stuff! I think I might
      not replace the batteries :-)

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  5. The pictures from this post and the one before are so awesome! I am looking forward to the walker milestone, and the standing one. Go Hailey!

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    1. There were days we didn't think she would stand and then days that we didn't think she'd use a push toy...now there are days independent walking seems like it will never happen. Ughhh....to live life on their time can be frustrating!

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