The graduate.

Lilah officially graduated out of physical therapy today.

This is huge in our book. Just remember where she started.

11 weeks early. 2 pounds 7 ounces. 48 days in the NICU. 4 months on home oxygen & monitoring. Caffeine dosages that are equivalent to six cups of coffee. Just shy of year old before she finally crawled. 20 months (but 18 adjusted) when she finally walked.

If those aren’t some huge accomplishments in less than two years of life, I don’t know what is.

After all was said & done Lilah actually scored second highest in motor skills (the whole reason we started her in therapy in the first place) so that just goes to show how much this therapy has really helped her to improve. & Ms. Rebecca was the leading factor in it all. Honestly, I don’t think we could have gotten paired with a better person than Rebecca. Not only did she know what she was doing, she loved & cared for Lilah like no other. Even when Lilah wasn’t the best of patients (which was quite often every week).

It was a bittersweet goodbye today to Lilah’s therapist, Ms. Rebecca. Lukcy for us, there’s this thing called facebook (not sure if you’ve heard of it or not :^) and she and I recently became friends on there. Thank God for modern-day technology to keep in touch with amazing people!


{Tucker wanted in the shot as well…he and Lexie love Ms. Rebecca, too!}


{But Lexie was being a stinker and didn’t want in the picture}


{The only picture we could get of Ms. Rebecca & Lilah. I promise Lilah loved Ms. Rebecca, she just didn’t love the therapy (mostly the being-made-to-do-things part) so this is pretty much how each session looked…true picture of the times & we love it!}

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8 Responses to The graduate.

  1. casey wiegand says:

    oh boy…I have two NICU babies. It forever changed my heart. I am so so happy the therapy helped! sending hugs!!!! xoxoxo

  2. Oh Congratulations to you and LIlah. I know that that was a lot of work. Early Intervention Specialists are truly special people and sounds like you had the cream of the crop!

  3. Natalie says:

    That is such a great success story for little Lilah! I have always loved that name 🙂

  4. Kimberly says:

    Congratulations to that sweet little girl! Those therapists are amazing people!

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