it's happening, slowly but surely maya is taking small steps here and there. i wanted to report that, since it's been a long time since i've written. as always i have to remember that maya takes her time at figuring things out...but she does figure them out eventually. this is a lesson in patience and letting go for me. i see that she is getting more adventurous, she stands and looks out the window now, she stands and takes 4 steps to her high chair, she likes walking people to the door when they leave.
we try and cheer her on every time she stands up and take a few steps. now she claps for herself also. she is learning how to balance. and in recent developments we have found out that she has fluid in her right ear. with a couple of ear infections under her belt we have decided to get ear tubes put in. we are hoping that this will help with her speech and her walking. it's coming soon, june 1st and i'm so dreading it. but i've heard from all my friends that it is a good thing.
i have to say that in the last couple of weeks she has surprised me by standing up in places i did not think she would. for example, in story time at the library, when the bubbles started, she stood up and walked over where the other kids were. it was so great to see that she did it on her own, without my prompting. i was a proud mama at that moment...and then i had to jump in because she started using some kids head as support. =)