Adam and Lynette have a new baby girl...Ava Lynn Smajstrla was born at 5:32 am and weighed 9lbs 2 oz and was 21 inches long. Everyone is doing fine. So proud to have a new niece in the family. Mom says she looks just like Jace, and he is a cutie pie!
Rick had ANOTHER good day...wow! I'm so impressed with him. In PT this morning he went up and down the stairs. One time he even had to put his back against the wall and use the railing to side step up the stairs...it was tough for him, but he worked it out. He also got to swim again today. They put flippers on his feet (something I never thought I would see on Rick) and made him walk. The flippers made him overexagerate his steps. He fell a couple of times and got his face wet, but it didn't bother him too bad. Then he hung on to the side of the pool and kicked his feet to make big splashes. It's so amazing what he can do in the water...it really frees him up. He had a good speech session and is using his voice more and more outside of speech without anyone prompting him to. He is also doing very good with his thin liquids; in 2 days he's only choked once, and that's only because he was chugging his Coke.
Praying that we end the week as good as we have started.