Ruby has started standing up and sitting down without holding on to anything,she has even taken a few shuffling steps in the last couple of days,and she bear crawls everywhere.I'm so excited!
When Ruby was born and I heard the statistics of when a child with Down syndrome would walk,I thought that I would work with her and she would be one of those super kids with Down syndrome who walked early.Well,I have worked with her,therapists have worked with her,her siblings have helped her, I'm sure that it was all good for her,but Ruby hasn't decided she would walk yet,she is 2 1/2 years old now,and you know what it doesn't matter one little bit to me if she doesn't walk until she's 3 or 4 or whenever.What matters is that she is doing her best,we are giving her the help and love that she needs and she will walk and run when she's ready.What if she can't walk on her own and needs some type of adaptive device to help her? Well that's o.k. too.I'm so proud of my baby!She brings so much joy to our lives.
Here are some pictures of her standing and a video of her bear crawling.In the video you can see the baby gate I had to prop up against the bookshelf to keep Ruby from pulling all the books off,she LOVES to throw EVERY book off that shelf.I'm so proud she can :)