Saturday, January 16, 2010

Jilly Update

Now that the girlies are 6 months (!) old, Jill had a big assessment with her physical therapist.

Basically, a checklist of things she should be able to do at this age.

Back when she was first assessed, she only scored 50% for babies 0-3 months.

Now, she scores at 75% for babies 3-5 months.

So, that's pretty good.

Not 100%, but definately better.

Oh, and the places she didn't score on were all physical...not cognitive (mental). So the troubles she is having so far are all with movement.

Another good in my book. :)

Most of Jill's issues with movement are really based on her not being very strong. She can *do* most things, but they are hard for her and she gets wiped out pretty quickly.

A pictoral example:

She can hold her head up when she's on her belly...
But she quickly tires and has to take a break...
Up again...

Another break...
Okay, a little more... But remember: being this beautiful is tough work. :)

She can roll over from her belly to her back...

So that her sister can suck on her fingers...oh, and spread around the germies...

But I'm pretty sure LuLu doesn't care.In the meantime, all three kids are super gunky, nasty, grody sick. Not feverish, just really bad colds.

Me and the booger-sucker-outter are BFF right now.

6 comments:

Peggy said...

Such great news about Jillian!!! Both girls are so adorable, but I am a little prejudiced. :)

Jacquelyn said...

We call the booger remover the "snot farmer". So glad to hear about Jill! Have these gains in ability been due to just growing up more or due to the work with the physical therapist? Is it looking like she'll eventually catch up? You're such a good mommy to those little ones!

Lisa Leonard said...

this is great news. they are both so big and so darling! xoxoxooxo

lindsey said...

so glad to hear how jill is doing - it sounds pretty good!
awesome pictures, and sorry for passing our snot to you!
and we call our bulb syringe the snot sucker.

Priscilla said...

Thanks for sharing the good Jilly news!! Her eyes are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! - like you said about being beautiful :) Sorry about the colds, but, hey, LIFE HAPPENS, right?!! - and it goes on!!! hugs to all!!

Joanie said...

Such good news, Jeannett. Thank You, God!

Very excited to hear what you are going to do with your blog too.