Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday: Good Sitting Mummy

Since having botox in March, Ashlea's legs are much more supple.  She has recently started to do this lovely side sitting ...


And then in the last couple of weeks she has started to do THIS!!!


And even very briefly with no hands...


It has happened so quietly and effortlessly that I barely noticed that she was starting to try to sit independently. Then the other day I was in the lounge room (not paying particular attention to her) and I heard a little voice say "Good sitting Mummy".  I looked over and lo and behold she was sitting up.  On her bottom.

What a milestone.  I can't tell you how excited I am that she is still meeting milestones.  They might be few and far between, but boy do we celebrate them when they are reached.

Now if I ask her to show me 'good sitting' she will try and get up onto her bottom.  She can't always do it, but she always tries.  Once she gets there she can only hold the sitting position for half a minute or so, but the fact that she can get herself into the sitting position is a HUGE achievement. Hopefully she will be able to maintain it as the botox wears off.

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11 comments:

Mo said...

We have just begun tossing around the idea of botox for our daughter, mainly her right leg. Do you have any insight from personal experience with your daughter?? How long do the injections last? Would you recommend botox to others?

Alison said...

Mo
Botox has been great for Ashlea. Her legs are so much 'softer' and when we stand her up she can get her heels on the ground. It has also helped with all her sitting as well.
Ashlea gets her calves and hamstrings done. The effect usually lasts 3 or 4 months.
I'd definitely recommend it for spasticity.

rickismom said...

Congradulations on the milestone! May mant more follow....

Missy said...

Woo hoo to meeting such important milestones as independent sitting...especially side and long sitting instead of that naughty W sitting!!! LOL!!
Ashlea continues to meet milestones..what a clever girl she is!!

Sarah said...

Fantastic Ashlea!

I am so happy that Botox works so well for her.

Big brother, Little sister. said...

Oh wow I am so impressed and so proud of her :)

Adoption of Jane said...

Congratulations Ashlea!!!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

That is wonderful! Way to go Ashlea! That is a HUGE accomplishment!

Ashley's Mom said...

That's so exciting!!

The Henrys said...

Wow, she is amazing! I love the pics!

Territory Mom said...

So exciting!!! So happy for you guys.