Thursday, July 26, 2012

Six Months

Half of her first year of life has passed.

*sniff*

I know its cliche, but it really is going by way too fast.


Jocelyn is almost sitting up without support. She can only stay up by herself for a second or two before she falls. This was one of those seconds:


Jaina sat right next to her in case she fell. Which she did, a lot.


Jayce wanted a picture with his little sister, too :)


I think she grows more beautiful each day.


At 6 months, Jocelyn is:

- eating rice cereal, bananas, pears, applesauce, sweet potatoes, squash, and green beans.
- sipping water from a sippy cup (we have to hold it)
- sitting up with support
- rolling all over the place
- trying hard to scootch on her stomach to get out of reach toys
- sleeping from 8 PM-7:30 AM with only one night waking
- still fussy in the late evenings
- only takes a pacifier at sleepy times
- is not bearing weight on her legs at all
- is not pushing up on her arms when on her tummy

And being the slightly paranoid mom I am when it comes to developmental delays, I had Jayce's Occupational Therapist to take a quick look at Jocelyn. She is writing us a referral to see a Physical Therapist about her muscle tone and motor planning.

Autism will always be at the back our minds, I'm not gonna lie. Low tone doesn't always equal a Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. However, many kids on the spectrum have low muscle tone. That was one of our first indications with Jayce.

At any rate, we are being proactive and will look into getting Jocelyn some PT to help increase her muscle tone. Jayce's OT gave me some ideas of things to do at home as well!

2 comments:

  1. I just ordered a book about Gross Motor Skills for Down Syndrome, but if it has any good ideas for you, I'll let you know!

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  2. Cam has the low muscle tone thing too, mostly in his face and under his arms. Keep me updated on what happens at the appt!

    Miss Jocelyn is so beautiful. Sarah Hazel and I are sitting here looking at her pictures. She keeps squealing and saying "I want one just like her!".

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