Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Orthotics

Here are Madi's Jump Start orthotics and shoes that her PT recommended she wear while working on standing. I am not the best at using these but we do try to put her in them each day for a bit while she is standing. The shoes are pretty heavy and solid so she has a hard time pulling to stand in these. She does have quite a bit of pronation in her feet when she is standing so the orthotics help to properly stabilize her ankles. When she is barefoot, she is now pulling to stand on EVERYTHING and (dare I say it) starting the beginning stages of cruising while holding on to the furniture. This is a big step for her as until recently, it seemes that Madi thought her feet were cinder blocks that were not to be moved. So, we finally have some progress. I was originally hoping that Madi would be walking when the baby is born (in September) but given how BUSY this girl is that may not be such a good thing! :) It's all on her time and I am totally fine with that! Until then, we will keep working on getting stronger and enjoying every minute of this sweet girl!

Showing me how big she is


20 comments:

  1. We're in the same boat. Lucas is pulling to stand on everything but with his orthotics and shoes it proves difficult.

    Cute pics!

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  2. Love those photos and her shoes are super cute. I hope you're feeling well!

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  3. hope you are feeling well!!! ADORABLE pics of Madi - you are right, once she is walking she will probably be into even more than she is now... whitney's whole mission in life these days seems to be to "escape" out of sight and leave a disaster that looks like a tornado hit :)

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  4. Those shoes are super cute! I hope we can see Madi soon and get her and Hanna together before they are big sisters :)

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  5. Madi always melts my heart :)

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