She’s Doing It!!

This morning we have some monumental news to share… LOLA IS CRAWLING!!!!! I repeat…Lola is CRAWLING! Over the past few days she has understood the arm coordination of crawling, but not the leg part. Well this morning, she has managed to put it all together! Is it the most graceful? No. But she’s figuring it out and she’ll perfect it to her own liking. I remember back to when Moises (Lola’s first PT) told us how important crawling is to the development of the brain of a child…well, he will be so proud to watch the video of Lola crawling. I’ll be back later to post it. Lola we are SO proud of you!!! You are the strongest most perseverent little individual I have ever met!!...
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Developmental Pediatrician

Today Lola had an appointment with Dr. Tom Lock who is a developmental pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. At this point in the game you sort of go into these appointments with little expectations as it comes as no surprise that Lola is developmentally delayed. But per the suggestion of one of Lola’s therapists, we thought it would be a good idea just to hear what he had to say. Seeing that we blew Lola’s general pediatrician away with our detailed knowledge of her conditions, we felt it would be nice to have someone understand the lingo we were speaking. Unfortunately we had to wait almost an hour for Dr. Lock to enter in which Lola was not in the mood to be playing anymore. She was...
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Enough About Me

How is Lola? Lola is awesome! I swear she learns something new every single day and we sit back just in awe of every little thing she accomplishes on her own. Sure we push her with therapeutic tools, but sometimes with developmentally delayed kids you have to just take a step back and let them flourish. Remember that line from my favorite children’s book, Leo the Late Bloomer? “A watched bloomer doesn’t bloom.” Well I whole-heartedly believe it to be true. She’ll get it when she’s ready and able. She may not be average on a developmental growth chart, but she’s still developing and that’s what matters. Plus average is such a mediocre term. Lola has this strong fascination with large objects such as doors, dressers, entertainment centers...
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Stepping Out in Style…Orthotics Style

This past week Midwest Orthotics and Technology Center called to state that Lola’s orthotics were ready. Seeing that I had missed the initial appointment due to work, I was still very curious as to how the orthotics would function. I have to admit I also had visions of Forrest Gump and the knee high braces he had to wear on his legs in an effort to walk correctly. I was prepared for anything, but was pleasantly surprised when I actually saw Lola’s orthotics. The orthotics tech took her time explaining to me about why Lola needs the orthotics and how they will help. Anyone that has been around Lola knows that she is a toe pointer. If we let her continue to do this, she would probably walk...
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Our Week

This past week has been a rough one for poor little Lola. I guess I should say it has been a rough week for both Lola and Rob. Lola’s first top tooth has finally made its appearance, but damn has it been painful for her. She has wanted nothing but to be near one of us and, surprisingly, another side effect of her teething has been an incredible increase in hunger. We recently began the transition from formula to whole milk, but it really hasn’t been a transition at all as she simply loves milk! She went from drinking three to four bottles of formula a day to now at least five to six bottles of milk along with at least two full solid meals and an ungodly...
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