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Look what ds can do now!

(26 Posts)
emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:06:52

Picture in profile - I am so thrilled!

TellusMater Fri 14-Sep-07 20:07:37


emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:18:58


Tiggiwinkle Fri 14-Sep-07 20:22:12

That's wonderful, emkana! grin (He is gorgeous, by the way!)

emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:31:31

Thanks smile

berolina Fri 14-Sep-07 20:33:14


(When I read the thread title there was one about iron in breastmilk immediately above it and my tired eyes amalgamated them to 'ds can iron now' grin)

emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:34:11


Are you getting any phone calls yet a la "Have you still not had that baby?" And how are you doing?

TotalChaos Fri 14-Sep-07 20:35:42

that's great emkana smile

berolina Fri 14-Sep-07 20:36:16

Getting the phone calls, getting fed up, screening them grin

Due today and feel positively overdue, ds was 2 weeks early. But feeling fine - having been psyched up for it for weeks now (expecting this one to be even earlier than ds), the idea of giving birth is getting extremely surreal hmm Danke der Nachfrage!

emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:37:32

Well good luck for when it all happens - will look out for the birth announcement!

berolina Fri 14-Sep-07 20:38:05

Thank you

MegaLegs Fri 14-Sep-07 20:38:41

That's lovely. It opens up a whole new dimension for him. So brilliant for his development.

My DS is up and just starting a little bit of cruising. He seems to be reaching all the milestones, just at his own pace.

emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:42:16

It also means that ds can now pull all the toys out of the toy box and spread them out nicely all over the floor. grin

emkana Fri 14-Sep-07 20:42:44

(well done to your ds, btw, mega legs. Do you see a physio?)

Sidge Fri 14-Sep-07 20:45:25

Fab news grin

Won't be long before you can have him up at the sink washing the pots!!

MegaLegs Fri 14-Sep-07 21:15:30

Yes, DS sees a physio every month, she has sorted out his Piedro boots and is about to book him in with the foot specialists (can't spell real term). He is going to have moulds of his feet done for special inserts for his shoes to strenghthen his feet and ankles.

He sees the OT more, she has done lots of stuff with him to keep him on his feet.

<<He has just woken up again!! Need to go and calm him - I wish he would sleep>>

emkana Sat 15-Sep-07 19:58:03

What are piedro boots?

I'm never quite sure what an occupational therapist actually does. hmm

emkana Sat 15-Sep-07 21:53:07

One more shameless bump just for the hell of it.

potoroo Sat 15-Sep-07 22:06:10

Wow - what an incredibly beautiful child!

emkana Sat 15-Sep-07 23:04:37


stleger Sat 15-Sep-07 23:21:29

My dd2 says he is lovely! She is 10 and always right.

2shoes Sat 15-Sep-07 23:38:41


ScummyMummy Sat 15-Sep-07 23:42:11

How gorgeous he is. Congratulations - no wonder you're proud.

Christie Sun 16-Sep-07 00:15:27

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MegaLegs Mon 17-Sep-07 10:31:01

these are Piedro boots DS4has the blue ones at the bottom with the little cat on.

The OT has been working on particualar skills to help strengthen and develop different parts of his body.. for instance when he first started going at 11 months he couldn't sit unsupported so he was given a corner seat and small table and given baby toys and stuff to paly with. She worked hard with him to improve his grasping and pincer grip and hand eye coordination with big puzzles, posting peg games etc.. Now he is standing she has him drawing on an easel with chalk, putting balls through a hoop and gets him to do puzzles or other activities whilst standing at a table.

She showed me how to sit behind him and support his pelvic area as he sat and later the same when standing to get him in the correct position. As he works she massages and tickles different area of his body to make the muscles react, she also puts hers hands on his hips and does irregular jerky movements to encourage muscular development and weight bearing.

Long ramble there sorry - hope it gives an idea of what an OT does - it has been invaluable to his progress.

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