Girl, born April 2011
cerebral dysplasia, growth development delayed (head size not reach the standard)
At the age of 11 months, she can sit alone steadily. Her left hand movement is normal, and her right hand is not very flexible; when playing with toy, her grip and flexing action is slow; Although her motor development delayed, she would express her love for music rhythm by her body language; for example, she sits in front of me, when I sing while clapping hands, after a while, she begins to imitate me, and shakes her head follow my rhythm, so lovely. At the age of 12 months, she can respond to the facial expressions of adult, can express her emotions. At the age of 13 months, she can crawl while lying on the stomach. When she sees her favorite toys, she would crawl to get them. At the age of 14 months, she can understand instructions; her hands and legs are getting more flexible gradually; she can stand for a long time with hands holding onto handrails; when asked to stand up or sit down, she would stand up with hands holding onto handrails or squat down following instructions; when she stands in front of mirror, she would do some interesting actions; for example, she would clap the mirror with hands, kiss herself in the mirror and make faces or make sounds to the mirror. She is active, has a ready smile and no matter who teases her, she will smile happily.
An update on Hadley from January 2016 says that Hadley is not a picky eater. She can follow simple instructions, she can also speak in simple words. Her favorite thing to do is play with her friends. Hadley will start attending pre school after Chinese New Year, to help with her interact with her peers and to help her catch up with her peers. With love and support, she has almost caught up in physical development with other children her age. Her language, cognitive, and fine motor skills are behind compared to her peers.