We are about 6 weeks into private physical therapy and it's awesome. We love Heidi, the therapist. She's very sweet, but also aggressive in her work with Sylas and the goals she has for him. My mommy heart breaks as Heidi stretches and pushes our little man to his limits, but the progress he's made has been wonderful, so I know it's worth it. He can now sit unsupported while playing with toys for about 15 seconds. He can also sit on a low bench or stair with his feet planted for about 2 minutes. He's also doing more standing with flat feet (as you can see on the picture above) instead of standing on his toes. We are believing that he is going to continue to make great strides in his gross motor skills during the months to come.
I took Sylas to the doctor last week, because he kept pulling on his ears and he was/is so fussy. Thankfully his ears are fine and all that ear pulling is a result of the 5 teeth that are trying to come in. Two of them poked through this week (which makes12 total), so we're still waiting on the other 3. I'll try to get a closeup of his mouthful sometime soon. I'm loving the toothy grin.
Verbally, Sylas has taken off in the past month. He now says dada, mama (or more often mom), baba, gaga (froggy pacifier), more and hi, usually in context. I know only time will tell, but it seems that the cerebral palsy is just affecting him physically and not mentally. He's so smart!
Due to my new job, Sylas and Daddy have been spending lots of quality time together.
All in all we're doing well. We've hunkered down for the winter to avoid germs, so we spend lots of time at home playing with toys and reading books. I'm already longing for Spring, but still trying to savor these baby moments with Sylas. He's growing up so fast and he won't be the baby for much longer.