We’ve just passed the 18-month mark with our little Audrey, five weeks after Lilly hit the same mark in November. Although the girls change each and every day, I definitely feel that the second year is one of much more gradual change than the first year. That makes it really fun to do these updates each quarter to really reflect on how they’ve grown over the past three months.
At my last update I mentioned that both girls were late walkers at 14 and 15 months. We recently called on a physical therapist to evaluate Audrey’s gait as we noticed that she was walking consistently on the insides of her feet with her feet always pointed out; put in an adorable way, she sort of looks like a waddling duck when she walks!
The physical therapist agreed that her gait is somewhat abnormal, likely due to the low muscle tone we’ve seen in Audrey since the day she was born. We’ve added some orthotic inserts for her shoes and we’re hoping to see an improvement soon. We are also keeping up the swim classes for both girls in the hopes that this will help muscle tone, and they will begin gymnastics classes once the year turns.