Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Too busy eating to talk...

This kid won't let me feed him with a spoon anymore. And he scrapes it off his own chin when it drips! Crazy guy! I happen to think he's the smartest kid in the world.


The thing is... he's not talking. No words. He babbles all day long and he understands a crazy amount of what I say, but won't form a single word. Tomorrow I'm going to request speech therapy through Early On. I really feel like his speech will just take off one day, but I'm getting impatient. Hopefully we can get started soon and it helps!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Crawling forward

I  have a couple videos here that I took to show some of Lewis's progress. The first is from a couple months ago and the second is from yesterday. You can see that in the first, Lewis keeps his left arm under him and the right arm out. We think this is because Lewis can lean into his left hip better. When you lay on your stomach and lift one arm, you shift your weight to the opposite hip. It's harder for him to shift his weight to his right hip, even though it's his stronger hip. We've been working on that a lot in therapy and it's helped him to adopt a new crawling style. In the second video, you can see his arms are much more symmetrical. It's definitely still a work in progress... if he's tired or on surfaces that are harder to crawl over, he'll fall back on his old style, but I still think the improvement is huge.





Saturday, October 22, 2011

Favorites

Lewis's favorite things can really be narrowed down to a list of two: the ball popper and Gauge. Here's a video that sums it up.


As you can see, he has that toy (which may be the loudest toy in the universe... I covered the speaker with tape which cut the volume in half and it's STILL loud) figured out. When it's low on battery (which happens every other week) it doesn't always pop the balls very well so he knows you either have to shove them down the hole or pop them off yourself. His favorite one is purple, which he carries around all over the place. And if it's lost... well the ball popper just isn't worth playing with. The balls are not limited to being balls either. As seen in the video, they can also be food. They're also commonly used as a phone. 

As for Gauge, well Lewis is just in love with him. Gauge is in love with anyone who will give him food. And since Lewis is either spilling or covered in food about 95% of the time, Gauge is never far away. 

And in case you had no idea what he was doing, Lewis is debuting a new and improved kiss-face in this video. I think it's hilarious and I can't get enough of it!
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