Emma got her sure steps on Tuesday and her knee braces on Wednesday! And look at her!! When she's standing ON HER OWN her knees still have the ability to lock (third photo) but with a little pressure behind the knee she will stand without them locked :) The sure steps are keeping her feet nice and "square" (her ankles are VERY weak and the bones don't line up correctly, so her feet/ankles are another big area needing support).
Now the only thing we're "unsure" about is her hip joint, but she's had an x-ray and the orthopedic doctor says it's ok for her to bear weight (*if she would*) so... here we go!
It's been a bit more pronounced with the braces on that Emma favors her right leg. She will put a majority of the weight on it, will flex the right but lock the left, and her left leg is rotated outward at the hip, so her left knee is almost sideways (I thought her brace was twisting, but no, it's her entire leg/knee).
Emma has PT a week from today, but I'm already so encouraged by her WANTING to be up standing! (granted she'd do ANYTHING to play with that toy! LOL)