Posted: 20/11/2010 at 16:22
I don't often post on here anymore but thought I would just pop on as I am bursting with pride! My DD is almost 23 months (21 months corrected) and isn't walking. She is under the care of a physio, partly due to her prematurity and partly because she is hypermobile in her hips and ankles (her ankles are very hypermobile, to the point that she is going to need insoles when she walks properly), anyway the physio reviewed her 2 weeks ago and said she's not going to walk any time soon and advised us to go to Clarks and get some proper walking shoes as they will help with her ankles, so we went and got a pair of black patent shoes and some trainers and she has been chuffed to bits with them, especially as they have lights on
So today my sister came round and we sat at opposite ends of our living room and were encouraging her to walk unaided between us which she was doing, we were making a huge deal of it, clapping and cheering!! Anyway since then, she has just decided to walk everywhere ON HER OWN!! We are soooo proud, she has come through so much in her little life and it was just the non-walking which was a reminder of her prematurity (together with her tiny size, she's just gone into 12-18 month clothes!), she is now officially walking and I am the proudest Mummy in the world!!