Ever since Nate began his therapies last year, people have been trying to get him to stack blocks. I got the impression this was very important to them. They would try to get him to do it all the time. Doctors and nurses would ask me about Nate's stacking abilites at appointments. One really annoying nurse who used to come to our house once a month would ALWAYS make Nate try to stack blocks even though he clearly couldn't even move his wrists. It all really started to annoy me. So what, he can't stack blocks. Add it to the very long list of other "can'ts" in his life and leave the poor kid alone.
Then, during a therapy session a couple of weeks ago, he just did it. He stacked blocks. He needed some help holding down the bottom blocks, but he did it. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. It may seem silly but I honestly never thought he would be able to stack blocks in his life.
Now he can stack three blocks without any help at all, and he'll keep going if you steady the bottom blocks for him. My favorite is when he throws his fist up in the air and says "I did it!". We are so proud of him.
|whoops, wrong block|
|isn't he the cutest kid you've ever seen?|