Since Christmas, Aubrey has decided that she doesn't like her PT teacher. I don't know why, can't pin my finger on it. The only think I can think of is that she was the first teacher we saw after her hospital stay and she had to work and it scared her all over again...don't know...but she cries a lot during her therapy now and I feel awful, but she needs the work, so we try to get through it. I even gave her a couple M & M's one day. She couldn't even eat them because she was so worked up and almost hysterical! Anyone have suggestions out there?
Her Developmental Therapist was here on Friday and we did a lot of work on the cruising thing (she is anti-crawling even though she can do it and screams when we try to correct her). It took her almost 30 minutes and a lot of help from both of us, but she went all the way around the coffee table holding onto her music table while I inched it away from her. There was "complaining" but as long as we distracted her with goldfish, she was good. And that way we are replacing any calories she is burning, while she is burning them!
Liz said that there was nothing keeping her from walking but herself. I don't REALLY believe that, but I agree that Aubrey is a little stubborn. And if she falls or gets the least bit unstable, OH MAN THE TEARS AND CLINGING. She doesn't like to try new things or unfamiliar things. So I recommitted to pushing her to do things and getting her really familiar with things that we use for therapy. We do short spurts of "work" throughout the day and it seems to work much better than spending 30 minutes all at once "working".
And after a weekend of work, she can get around the coffee table (without distraction) in under 3 minutes! It's all about pushing her and just letting her do it in her own way and time...and treats help too:) Enjoy the new video!
*Lily-the rest of Aubrey's videos that you like to watch over and over during the day are all the way at the bottom of the page. Just tell Mommy to scroll down!