Wednesday, May 17, 2006

GREAT "BUMBO SEAT" PROGRESS

Max is FINALLY starting to accept his Bumbo seat and he is definitely making some real progress! The Bumbo seat is a wonderful therapy tool that provides extensive support for his entire torso so that he can work on sitting. I bought it for him back in December and he would be agreeable for about 20 seconds and then he would be absolutely exhausted.

Every day we have been trying and trying...and finally in recent weeks, I noticed he was doing better and better. Then this week he actually seemed to enjoy looking around and seeing the world from a different perspective. He "sat" in it yesterday for nearly TEN minutes...outstanding. He tried to give up a few times but with a lot of cheerleading and smiling, we kept him going!!! :) Of course his head flops around still quite a bit, but he is definitely much more steady than before. I am sooooooooooo excited!!! :) I will be bringing this seat back with me to WV so show off his progress to everyone!!! YAY!!! I know we have a very long way to go until he can actually sit on his own, but one step at a time!!! :) GO MAX GO!!!

*Oh and notice his Harley tshirt? It was a gift from a dear friend, Ruthie in WV. She said he could wear it if anyone ever questioned how tough he is!!! So the other day I was so excited to bring it out. The local "Ladies of Harley" group wants to help money for The Mighty Maxwell Guild so they came over to discuss the ideas with me and meet lil' Max in person. Well how perfect of an audience for him to sport this fun shirt!!! Thanks Ruthie and thanks Ladies of Harley...so excited to work with you and raise some much needed funds for Children's Hospital!

7 comments:

Ruthie said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! :))) How exciting! And to think I just thought it was cute. Who knew it would actually be perfect for an occasion!

Ruthie said...

Oh by the way- WAY TO GO MAX! I am so proud of you! You are awesome! Keep up the great work.

Kerry said...

Good job Max!!! You're an awesome little guy. We're all so proud of you!

kathryn biel said...

WOOHOO!

ang said...

great job max..keep working on that chair.

Heather said...

Max, you look like you may have a little tough guy snarl going on. Does the attitude come with the shirt? Great to catch a peek of you today, can't wait to get my hands on you again!

elle said...

cant look any cuter