Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Great Strides!

Ella made amazing strides (pun intended!) with her leg this weekend. On Friday she still wasn't standing on it, and Friday night Steve had the idea to do a movie night. We kept telling Ella how fun it was going to be and after bath we put her on the couch and she grabbed the remote and was ready to go!

Popcorn! (or dap-dap as Ella calls it)

It was so nice - she sat right in between us on the couch and we watched a cartoon movie, it was so fun snuggling and relaxing with her for the night.

On Saturday she stood up on her leg early in the morning, and by Saturday afternoon she was walking on it. She started pretty hesitantly and was walking with a kind of stutter-step where she'd step ahead with her good foot, pull her left foot even with her front foot, and kept leading with her good foot. A few hours later though she was walking fluidly and almost just like normal, except with the boot.

We didn't give her Motrin all day because I didn't want her to do too much on it if she couldn't feel it, and she did great.

Here she is, up to her old tricks!!

This video is so funny - I was wanting to get a clip of Ella walking but Steve started vacuuming upstairs right when I started filming, and this shows her reaction when it comes to the vacuum!

We had some friends come to visit for the weekend and it was fun to catch up with them for a few days. Valentine's Day was Sunday, Ella and I got some treats from our Valentine, and Ella made an adorable craft at church. A few Valentine's pics -

She continues to do great and this morning she walked down the stairs for the first time. She's getting better so quickly which is just awesome to see!


Grampy-G said...

Thanks for the update. Glad to see she is doing so well. And cuter than ever!

Mom said...

She puts her little hand to her ear and tilts her head; what could be cuter?

Dad said...

If I didn't know Ella has a "broken leg", I'd never know it by the way she played today. She was really on the move. Ella was such a joy to be with today. Ella made my day!

Aunt Erin said...

That is the cutest "What's that?", I've EVER heard! And of course the vacuum makes the sound "auuuuuuuuuughhhhh".