Malachi has mastered 2 goals this week, actually 3. He is now pushing up into sitting and getting down on his bellie (thats 2 goals) and he is also reaching for toys out of his base and holding them in each hand. Yes my friend, Malachi finallly realized he has 2 hands and they can both work independant of eachother. This is huge and something we have been working on for months. Needless to say our PT and OT were beyond thrilled! Whats next? We are working on Malachi getting on hands and knees while reaching up for toys. This will teach him how to shift his weight so he can crawl. The PT said she things he will be crawling like a champ by the end of aug. Then we get to start on walking. Woo hoo! She said to Malachi today "does your body know you have down syndrome?" I really think the reason he is progressing so quickly is because he has the drive to do so. Hes not happy just sitting and playing, he wants to move and he will figure out anyway possible to do it.
Tonight is the night we are finally going to get Malachi's 1 year old pictures taken. We are excited because they are being taken by a pro, a real life photographer who doesnt work at sears or the picture people! We are going to a park and taking then all outside. She said something about a vintage red suitcase she want to use in a few of the pictures! I cant wait and I know they will be amazing!!
1 more thing before I leave. Those of you that live around me, we are having a garage sale this friday and sat. Please come and buy our wonderful junk (I mean amaxing deals to good to pass up!)