Little Miss Minion said her first word tonight! Drumroll….it was “Mama.” So exciting.
In other news, we are looking at getting orthotics for her feet. Due to her small areas of brain damage, she’s at a higher risk for hypertonia, or high muscle tone. Basically, this means that the muscles would be in the stretched position instead relaxed. She does this with her toes, so we want to get them fixed before she starts trying to walk on them. What will happen if we ignore it is that she will walk on her tiptoes. Right now, she stands up on her toes whenever we pull her to standing, and when she’s sitting down, her toes curl in frequently.
The orthotics will be custom made, and will look kind of like shoes. They will stretch her foot muscles while she sleeps, allowing her to stand and walk normally. They are similar to the ones I wear for plantar fasciitis. When I manage to remember to wear mine, my feet always feel so much better, and I hope hers do too.
She’s getting one more Synagis shot, since rsv is pretty bad this year. I’ll have an updated weight on her then too.
Other than that, not much to report. She’s rolling herself everywhere these days, and starting to get into everything at floor level. Time to start putting things up.