This morning I finally captured Micah standing up on video! He's been doing it for a few weeks now but he usually does it when I'm RIGHT THERE so no opportunity to grab the camera. This morning as I was getting dressed I saw Brianna saying "UP!" to him and him standing up! I ran to grab my camera and through just a little prompting they were again playing this game. I LOVE to see how these two interact! They both love each other so much and it's obvious in their play together. :)
It wasn't too long ago that I took this very similar video of Kristopher and Brianna- when she first learned to stand up :)! Isn't it wonderful how sometimes the best 'therapists' are older- or younger- siblings? (July 2008)
Considering Micah is 8 months younger than Brianna and that he had 16 months of doing NOTHING, this is really a HUGE achievement for him!!!
It's been said many times that the best gift you can give a child with disabilities is a sibling. One to learn from and one to teach. Looks like my 3 with disabilities will have each other as well as a big brother to "learn from" and a little sibling to "teach" :)
And as a side note- TREES DON'T GIVE. My parents went citrus gleaning this morning and picked fruit that will be sent to homeless shelters (I think). Their last stop was my house and Kristopher and I went out to help them pick. Mom got at least one orange to the head and Kristopher a few near misses, but when I was scooting all the oranges that we'd knocked down to the ground into a pile I was the unfortunate one that walked right into a protruding branch. OW. Big tree. Hard branches. NO give!