In true Rosie fashion any worries and anxieties raised in last weeks post were swiftly put to one side (for a short while at least) when she walked across the room for the very first time with the aid of a baby stroller in front of 'Mummy' and her physiotherapist.
Karen quickly caught the moment on video and sent it through to me at work with the message "Look at our girl!”. I assumed it would be a clip of her standing up holding onto the stroller before dropping to her bum, but when I played the video (edited version below) and saw her walk across the room I'm a little red faced to admit that my jaw dropped and the tears came on, full flow whilst sat at my desk! I had to run out of the studio to compose myself and then proceeded to watch it over and over for the next five minutes!
I really didn't anticipate seeing her do this anytime soon due to her legs and arms still appearing so weak because of her hyper-mobile joints. She has obviously moved on much quicker than I had thought as this huge step shows in itself the improvement of strength to both her legs and arms.
I'd like to end this post by sharing one of the simplest and most precious moments I've known yet as a parent...
Yesterday morning (as is often the case of a weekend), the kids all piled into our bed and we were chatting, having fun, giggling along with Rosie when Joe just suddenly turned to Karen and said:
"Thank you Mummy".
"What for?" replied Karen.
"Rosie" he said.
Rosie-Strolling from The Future's Rosie on Vimeo.