Day 5: I think I can… I think I can

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My little engine that could!

Madison had a great morning at Grandview.  She loves working with Kate (PT) and Kathy (OT) every week and did a super job on supported side sitting and walking. Her legs are growing and she is getting taller which means her little hamstrings are pretty tight at the moment. I predict lots of stretching in the next few days.

We are so grateful to our supporters at Grandview. Tomorrow is ‘Tape A Toonie Day’ which is a fundraising and awareness campaign for all Grandview locations in Durham. Madison’s daycare will be participating tomorrow and her PT Kate will be visiting her and her friends.

Day 4: Say Cheese!

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Madi loves to do things by herself and in her own way. She’s brushing her teeth and loving it! Mom loves to see the independence but isn’t the biggest fan of the toothbrush also being used to brush her hair and clean the tub. Oh well…pick your battles and celebrate! Look at those pearly whites…what a way to end the day…love her!

Day 3: Generations

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At 17 months Madison has already developed important life skills that will serve her well into her school years. Like taking charge and knowing how to work a room full of people. She enjoyed visiting with the Lynch side of her family today where there were 4 generations present. No matter what successes or challenges this kid will come across…we are confident that she will always have not just a room, but a stadium full of people who will have her back.

New word of the day: bird!

New favourite thing to do: smash Mommy in the face and laugh

Day 2: Small wins!

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The weekly grocery shop. Something most people dread, but for me I look forward to it every week. Ever since Madi was diagnosed with CP I have been looking for the small wins in our day to day life and have not focused on the big stuff. The small wins are what bring a smile to my face, and to hers. Madi is now 17 months and struggles to sit independently.  She wants to sit so badly because she loves seeing the world vertically like everyone else. When she sits in the grocery cart every week she beams with joy and is so proud that she can sit and see everyone all around her. It’s so much fun to wonder up and down the aisles watching her wave, say hi and blow kisses to complete strangers.  It brings me such joy to see all the smiles and laughs she puts on everyone’s faces she meets. She loves to kick her legs freely, try and throw things out of the cart and can be so gross at times trying to chew and lick the carts handles and metal pieces. Gross! But I love our time together at the grocery store where she can be proud and I can watch her shine. Cheers to the small wins!

Day 1: Welcome!

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