The last few days, we’ve been noticing that Elijah seems to be grabbing for things more often. Andy and I have been concerned that Elijah seems to use his legs more than his arms. He has great lower body strength, but tends to just keep his arms at his sides and often has his hands fisted. At his age, he should be opening his hands a lot more.
He does grab for things – my hair, he feels our clothes, etc. But, usually he is not looking at the thing he is touching and that is what we’ve been concerned about. Once in awhile, he will look at something and purposively try to touch it. Hopefully he will start to do this more often, as it’s important to feel things in order to learn about them. I know, I know, I have to be patient, pray and wait.
Please pray for the tone in his arms (and his entire body), as I believe it might be the tightness that is causing him to have difficulty reaching for things. He’ll get there, I know it.