A Very Determined Girl

We noticed yesterday that Cate was reaching out with her left hand to grab at items.  When I say “reaching out” I mean reaching about 3 inches.  An approvement from last week alone!  Between Cate’s extra tone in her upper body and being blind for the first 9 months of her life with gradual improvement her manual competence has been very much delayed.  We were so excited when she grabbed her spoon in front of her face several weeks ago.

But then today she did this!

Cate got to her toy!

Cate got to her toy!

Cate playing with her ball.

Cate playing with her ball.

It may not look impressive but believe me it is.  I laid Cate down on her stomach (where she spends much of her time, always on her stomach) and this toy was several inches in front of her.  As I was feeding Charlie dinner I heard a little bell ringing.  It took me a second to realize that Cate was making that sound.  She crawled about 6 inches, reached out and grabbed the toy!  There is a small bell inside the toy that rings when you move it around.  She was happy but I don’t think she understood what all of the fuss was about.  I can’t wait to see what she does tomorrow and next week.

Charlie is starting to feel much better.  Here is her Easter picture with Grandpa.  She was a little tired but Cate was mad so no good pictures.

Charlie and Grandpa on Easter 2014.

Charlie and Grandpa on Easter 2014.

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