Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rolled Over!

Wade rolled over yesterday!! He's been rolling from tummy to back for quite a long time, but he's never managed to go from back to tummy. Recently during nap time, he's been rolling to his back and getting "stuck" and he wakes up screaming. (He's a tummy sleeper!!!) So yesterday we were playing in the floor. Someone online introduced me to the Anat Baniel Method. It's an alternative method to help a lot of disorders. I watched a video where she was working with an 18 month old girl with cerebral palsy. The little girl was laying on her back, and Anat held her ankles and kinda rocked the little girl side to side until she "taught" the muscles to swing her arms over so she could eventually roll over. Don't know if that makes sense, but I was doing that with Wade. I stopped, and he was just laying there, and the next thing I knew, he was on his belly!! He had this look on his face like, "what just happened?" I had to think for a minute if he knew how to do that! We have not had a repeat performance as of yet, but I think he'll come around!

The PT came today, and I was telling her about it. The only problem is that he's not rolling over "correctly". He's kinda pushing off with his feet and using his back muscles instead of his stomach muscles. Wade has a lot of strength in his back and legs, so he uses those for everything because that's what he knows how to do. Unfortunately, he has hardly any stomach muscles. So, that's what we need to really be working on. He doesn't like if very much, but if we can get that going, hopefully he'll be able to sit up soon!

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