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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

First steps without the cast

Today was Connor's first day at home without the cast on. We were worried he'd be in a lot of pain and would be uncomfortable for a while, but since the cast's come off he's improved constantly. He definitely babies the leg and is extremely cautious with it, but he's been dragging himself around pretty well and will even take some steps if you really help him.

When he drags himself around, he's using all his limbs except the left leg. He's gone up on his hands and knees, but you can tell it makes him uncomfortable to bend the left leg, so he just drags it around behind him when he crawls.

It was a little tough to think of a good way to entice him to take some steps, but with Ga Ga's taking the video we told him that if he walked over to her he could see himself on video. That was enough to convince him to try walking. He's actually putting a lot of weight on his leg in this video. Daddy's just barely holding him up here.

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