She liked that he was "jumping" on the pillow on the ground and on her little trampoline that she brought along and that he is running, just not very quickly or smoothly yet. It will come. I also told her that I thought of her when he was walking on the uneven ground when outside the other day...and he did really well! She loved that.
I mentioned that he holds his right hand in a fist whenever he bears weight on it. While she said it is unusual, but because he can use the hand in a normal way (holding a spoon, playing with toys, picking things up, etc.) she wasn't concerned. But if things changed to let her know.
It is bitter sweet. I am beyond happy that Mac has done so well with the help of physical therapy but it is nice to have a monthly check in on how he is doing and what he should be doing. Kind of like mini well-child visits! But he is very healthy and strong and seems to have caught up developmentally in all areas. I guess I just hope that continues!
And before they came over at 9am, he had two tantrums...a first for him (well, having ONE was a first, let alone two!). The first one had something to do with cereal, the bowl or the milk...I think. I have no idea what the second one was about, but I'm sure equally trivial. While I know the Terrible Twos are right around the corner, I've been enjoying this reprieve. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I LOVE the sweet spot between around 12 and 24 months (give or take). They don't have tantrums yet (without a clear reason, at least), they don't talk back and they are so sweet and loving!
This is Mac winding down from his second tantrum (NOTHING compared to how he was earlier, of course!):
I was afraid the Terrible Twos had shown up in force...but after his PT team left, he took a monster nap AND was gnawing on his nukkie like crazy. So, it might have been a combination of being tired and his darn two year molars (come in already!!!). But at the end of the day, we have a very strong willed boy, so I'm sure the Terrible Twos will be a blast, regardless of when the monster named Terrible Two comes uninvited and won't leave or listen to reason!
Here's to tantrums and transitions!!
Mac "cleaning up" the frosting from Tucker's cake: