It has been a really long time since I have had a chance to sit down and blog about our little pickle. Time has gotten away from me. School coming to and end and summer beginning has had me in a whirlwind of work, appointments, vacation and just plain fun. I have been wanted to post an update for quite some time because so much has happened.
Last month we attended a Regional 4p- gathering and got to reunite with families that we met four years ago when Dylan was just three months old and met a lot of new ones. It is always so great to be able to talk with other parents who completely understand and just "get it." I felt very fortunate that we lived only about 20 miles away from where the gathering took place and were able to attend.
Dylan has made recent progress in his means of mobility over the last few months. He now is a pro booty scooter and gets around the house pretty darn fast. He is quick to scoot into the office and dump out the trash can so that he can make a complete mess of all the papers I have thrown away. He is quite proud of himself I might add. I often find him scooting around the house getting into mischief - but I do love it! It definitely is the little things. :) He is also now able to walk in his gait trainer without the crotch strap/seat. He only needs the chest support! He can also propel the walker himself - someone usually would have to push him from behind but now he has figured out that he can move it himself. This accomplishment has been a year in the making and I couldn't be happier. I know that independent walking will come eventually, just at his own time.
Dylan can hold his own sippy cup and drink on his own. He does tend to dribble and makes little wet spots on the floor but I don't mind because he is holding his own cup!!!
Dylan continues to be the light of our lives and brings a smile to everyone's face.