Friday, May 07, 2010

I love days like these

You know how it is when you have a kid with CP (or any other developmental delay)... you wait and wait (and work them) seemingly endlessly for them to progress. And then, just when you least expect it, things start to click and they make a step forward. With my son, it has been months since I have seen much progress at all. Sure, his head control and trunk strength has improved gradually. But seeing him do something "new"? Well, it has been a long, long time.

However, lately I have seen my boy do things I never thought he'd do again. Tonight he rolled over from his right side to his left. On purpose. Then he grabbed an electrical cord (yes, I let him do it... not plugged in) and lifted it high in the air. He worked like hell to get it in his mouth... like 15 minutes on this one task. Smacking his lips, sticking out his tongue, moving in ways I haven't seen since before the stroke. Now, he is working on rolling over again.

Yesterday morning when I got him out of bed, I neglected to sing his "Good Morning" song to him. When I put him on his changing table, he said "goouh" to me. Clearly, wanting his usual song. Lots of big smiles all around when I complied. I haven't heard a hard "g" sound since last spring. He is babbling more than he ever has. Stroke or not.

And today, he did so well in PT they brought out the cameras!

I'm just so proud of my little man. What a joy to get to be his Mommy and what a fabulous Mother's Day gift he has given me this week!