Cate is doing amazing with her physical program. She beat her recent record for daily crawling 2 days ago, 402 feet is her new record! It was only 328 feet 2 weeks ago. She has the crawling bug. This is all she wants to do. If we are holding her she kicks her legs and fusses at us until we put her down to crawl. She is even preferring to crawl longer in between books because she doesn’t want to break to read her next book. This is a huge difference! We should be getting her assisted gravity environment in the next week to two weeks. I will definitely post photos and a video when we get it all set up.
She is reading about 3-4 new books each day depending on the length of the book. I am working my way through the children’s nonfiction section of our library so there are a lot of short chapter books she is now reading (about 150-200 pages) with larger text. I am not sure what we are going to do when she has read through the local library. Our wonderful nanny/helper is teaching Cate and Charlie Spanish so maybe that will be the next books we will need to find in abundance. She is currently reading and being read simple Spanish books.
Both girls are growing a lot! They have grown about 3 inches in the past 7 months. All of their clothes are too short.
Unfortunately Cate had her first seizure in 10 months this month. She had the seizure while in bed. I went to check on her at 10pm and she was seizing. We are not sure how long she had been seizing for… Because she was full into her seizure it took a lot to get her out of the seizure including a trip to the ER and a transfer to the Denver Children’s hospital ICU. Her follow up EEG the next day looked great and we were able to go home 24 hours later. We now have a seizure alert pad under her bed and it detects repetitive motion alarming us if she has a seizure while in bed. It works too! I recommend this product http://www.emfit.com. Cate has had 2 small seizures following her large seizure but she seems to be doing very well now. 10 months seizure free is still a huge accomplishment!
We are enjoying the Colorado winter and snow that comes and goes. Although this mom is getting a little tired of winter. At least the sun comes out almost every day here.