Luna grows in leaps, I think. In the past week I feel like she has just taken off. She seems less baby-like- is it because she knows that a new baby will be here any day now? Is her therapy sinking in more? Is her brain growing?
-Has almost crawled (still working on getting the front part to cooperate with the back part)
-Has been using her hands more.
-Touched her lion book when we were reading it and tried to turn the page.
-Is sitting up better.
-Is "talking" more.
-Showed at therapy that she understood cause and effect.
It seems like she is losing some of the sensitivity in her hands. One of her therapists thinks that when she touches things, it stimulates her "fight or flight" response, which makes her not want to use her hands. Now, though, she is getting used to touching so many different things that the fight or flight response is starting to regulate itself. It's really fun to see her starting to explore more things with her hands!
We also started "brushing" this week- soft brushing of her limbs 5 times a day that should stimulate more feeling and movement. It doesn't seem to hurt, and she is moving more. We'll see how it goes!