Therapy, Therapy, Therapy!

Whew, it’s been a long time since I have updated the blog.  We all caught that nasty flu that was going around and it took a very long time to get over but we are finally better and caught back up on our therapy appointments!  We have really been hitting it hard lately but the girls both love every aspect of it and as long as their energy levels can handle it, we’re moving full steam ahead!  Brielle has not been able to take steps like she was doing in the past and has also been complaining of hip pain so we hope to get back to the strength she had at the end of 2011.

Right now, our weekly schedule involves physical therapy sessions at our house or at school through the Early On program, hippotherapy (horse back riding) twice a week, therapy on land every other week and aquatic therapy (swimming) twice a week.  It has been amazing to see how each of the different therapies do different things for the muscles in their little bodies. 

Today B&B had aquatic therapy and I saw something happen that I never thought I would see.  Brielle intentionally “jumped” in the pool from the steps at the deep end and went completely under water!  She has been working for weeks on blowing bubbles and putting her face in the water.  Today she had so much fun “jumping in” that she ended up doing it three more times!  Good thing it was the end of the session because she was very tired but so happy and proud of herself!  She is such a great role model for her little sister.  Brooke is doing so well in the water too but she didn’t want to go all the way under today.  I’ll have a video of her doing it SOON!  :)

Here is my brave little mermaid:

Here she is floating on her back and using her arms to move around the pool!