Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Beckett signs and sits.

Beckett has really picked up on signs. He is very food motivated. He signs "Food" and "More" and "All Done". He is also a screamer. When I am not feeding him fast enough, or I put the spoon down, he will shriek like a banshee. We have been trying to ignore the screaming, but it is really hard because he is relentless. I finally turned to him and very sternly said "That is not how you get food. How do you ask?" He frantically started signing "More". I was caught off guard at his response. He repeated it again today. He just turned 10 months, and is showing a good grasp of language.

Beckett is 10 months now, but can only sit for short periods of time before falling over. He fatigues very easily and is not able to remain sitting once he begins to fall over. Carter had the same problem, but I never had him sit on the hardwood floor when I left him to sit for long periods of time. So, when he fell, it was on a soft surface. I didn't think much of it - he reached all the appropriate milestones, just a little slower than his peers.

Because of his delayed gross motor skills, Beckett qualifies for services in our county's early intervention program. He is seeing a physical therapist weekly to strengthen his muscles. We had our second appointment today and he is doing well. He is able to sit up, and hold himself standing now - where he couldn't before. However, he is still not staying up for any longer amount of time. Hopefully, that will come soon.

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