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Monthly Archives: April 2012

From the archives: This week I’m… eating big girl food! (May 1, 2010)

April 30, 2012 at 18:48

Mama Lewis


May's parents cut her a slice of cake on her 1st birthday.

While we marvel this week at our little three-year old, where was May developmentally at her first birthday? Rewind almost exactly two years ago: we’d been working with May on eating for six months at this point, but she had made very little progress and was losing weight. Step in May’s SALT (Speech and Language […]

The Mystery of May’s Supergirl Suit (UPDATED)

April 28, 2012 at 15:34

Mama Lewis


May standing in an old supergirl suit circa 2010

I suppose it was inevitable given my uproar. About six months ago, when May was fitted for her new lycra AKA supergirl suit, I was told she would not receive another one if she had growth spurt a few months later. Put aside the lunacy of making a medical decision based on financial constraints and […]

Happy Birthday May! You are THREE!

April 23, 2012 at 00:16

Mama Lewis


May celebrates her birthday at Kew GardensMay celebrates her birthday at Kew Gardens

Six-months ago, when I wrote my bi-annual birthday review of May, I really despaired. I didn’t say so in the post – these birthday posts are times to reflect on progress and celebrate May’s happiness. But, her list of achievements was not all that distinguishable from the six-months previous. When I composed it, I panicked. […]

Learn from my mistake: lock up your strollers, people!

April 19, 2012 at 14:01

Mama Lewis


Ieuan tests out his new stroller and his foot!Ieuan tests out his new stroller and his foot!

A few weeks ago, our beloved Britax B-Ready double stroller was stolen from the front of our house. Even more perplexing, one of the wheels was broken, so how they traveled further than our front gate is beyond me. We were managing to use it – with a bit of trickery – while we waited […]

This week I’m… bouncing (VIDEO!)

April 18, 2012 at 22:49

Mama Lewis



Ah… if only all therapy could be bouncing therapy, May would be an Olympian by now. Normally, I wouldn’t recommend a baby bouncer for a child with cerebral palsy. I know that it can reinforce all the wrong kind of movements: for example, hyper-extension of the legs and an over-reliance on the support of the […]