Rewards can be SO Refreshing!
We got up yesterday morning and decided that today would be the day. Out of bed, too little oxygen or not, throwing up or not, we would get up and face the day as if we were at home. Out came the play mat, all our toys, books, and the dreaded gait trainer. It was Ashley's first time in it in 7 weeks and I knew it probably wouldn't be too pretty. At first her little legs shook because they had become so weak, but it didn't take long for her to put her determination in motion and go get what she wanted. I realize it was only one push away, but this push spoke VOLUMES to this mom's heart. She remembered what it was going to take to get to where she wanted to go. This was her first successful attempt. I thought it would make great video, but the throwing up at the end of her drink didn't look that good once I viewed it. So I decided to just share the pictures. I knew you would appreciate me for that (especially those who are reading on their lunch break!). She did this 3 whole times yesterday! I remain encouraged.
Close enough she decides.
Yes! She did it all by herself with no help. I am so proud of you Ashley Kate. Your baby steps will get bigger and bigger someday. I love you!
So refreshed. She kept drinking and drinking and drinking until... well, I promised not to show you what she did next. The point is she earned that refreshing reward all by herself and I couldn't be prouder!