Friday, February 10, 2006

She's on the Move!

Just a quick update on our little girl. This morning we picked up Jenelle's new "crash helmet" from the orthopedic vendor. We had a choice of pink, blue or tan and we went with pink. It is a real nice helmet; it is lightweight, soft and looks like a hockey helmet. I'll try to send photos when I get around to taking some. Jenelle will need to wear this helmet when rolling around on the floor and if she starts walking in case she has a drop seizure. She did not look very happy with it on, so we'll she how she adjusts to wearing it.

And speaking of mobility… Jenelle is finally crawling! When I dropped her off at school this morning after we got the helmet, I had a chance to chat with her teacher about her progress. I told her teacher I thought she was close to crawling and her teacher said, "She's crawling for us!" Of course, she is not very quick or very coordinated, and her "crawling" does not look like a typical baby crawling, but she is definitely on the move. Some call it "combat crawling" and she looks a lot like a soldier sneaking up on their enemy. Also she seems so happy with her new "view" of the world. Each day she is stronger at sitting up, and now with her mobility she is discovering new things and learning how to find us in other parts of the house. For example, last night I left her on the floor in the living room while drawing her bath, and by the time I returned to get her for her bath, she was almost halfway down the hall towards the bathroom. Its so wonderful to have her improving so much! I never thought we'd see this type of mobility with our little girl!

Thank you for the continued prayers and positive thoughts! I'll keep you posted!


Danielle said...

Hey, maybe you can catch the combat crawl on video, LOL. Yay Jenelle!!!! I know exactly what the helmet looks like. And man, I wish this kid I had the other day in class would have had a helmet. Any loud noise, and BAM and drop sz. One time he was sitting at the desk and smashed his head into the table. Ugh. :(

I think pink was a great choice

Melanie said...

That is such great news! Thanks for putting a smile on my face. I think pink is a fabulous choice!

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! Way to go Jenelle! I can't wait to see pictures of her in the helmet. I hope she learns to accept it quickly.

Kami said...

YEA!!!!! Go, Jenelle!!

Naomi said...

Great news, Jenelle must be loving her new found mobility :-)

Kelly said...


We're so excited for her...and YOU!