And it has always helped when kids are around for him to have a desire to get on and jump--and tonight his cousins were over. The girl his age & the other that will be turning 3 soon were jumping high:) & I think Eli was watching. And the next time it was his turn--he jumped! It didn't last long, probably didn't help that chad and I were clapping and so excited. It brought tears to my eyes. (And chad said it did the same for him.) I've been wanting him to jump forever!!
I have no idea why he hasn't been able to jump. He still hasn't learned how to ride a tricycle & I am hoping by the summer he & his little sister can learn. Those are the big two motor skills that I have noticed that he hasn't mastered. Jumping & Tricycle. Hopefully I can get him on the trampoline to keep practicing the new skill.
I eventually want to post how behind he is--so I can keep track of his progress better. But today he jumped!! And the diet is going well--but it isn't easy. He is actually eating a lot more food but its still a lot of the same things. I believe the gluten free diet has helped his stomach a ton. He has always been a bad sleeper & a year ago he'd wake up in pain and I thought it was growing pains. But he wouldn't take medicine so I'd hold him and rub his legs til he went back to bed. But the last 4 months he has woken up in pain saying, "stomach." And although still wakes up every now and then (need to try a weighted blanket)--he doesn't cry about his stomach! Which means no more pain & it stopped as soon as we did gluten free strictly.
Alright--this is too much to read. I always stop reading someone's blog when it gets too long. I thought I'd post more often & I want to--but end up doing something else.
Thanks for reading!