We try to make every bite count. We cook, puree and freeze vegetables, which we include with his cereal. We can get cooked sweet potatoes on the street here- we buy those for about 50 cents! One lasts through two or three dinners. The day starts off with oatmeal chopped and bananas. He snacks on cereal and small crackers. For dinner, we just grind up whatever we are eating.
Getting healthy means wanting to move. He can roll. He can sit by himself if we put him in a sitting position. Now, he really, really wants to move and is doing everything he can to do it.
He does this a lot-has since the beginning. He is incredibly flexible, one of the characteristics of Down Syndrome.
Strong at pushing up and schooches a little.
Almost crawling- strong arms, strong legs but coordinating opposite and alternate body movement is not quite there.
Since he can't really crawl yet, he does this to move! He arches and scooches backwards. It gets him about an inch back but hey! it's progress!
He likes to look at toys and is beginning to hold them with two hands or pass from one hand to another.
He loves to touch different surfaces and will spent a lot of time touching different things.
This position usually means "Pick me up."