First, why is this such a big deal? I know my fellow DS moms know why but to those that don't have a child with special needs, milestones like this are HUGE! Almost all kids with Down syndrome have low muscle tone so the physical milestones usually take a lot longer to accomplish compared to typically developing children. Months can go by and you don't see much change and sometimes you wonder will they ever do it? Even though you know they probably will but it seems soooo far away. So even though Bennett is not a speed demon when it comes to crawling-yet- and it's still just an army crawl, he decided that a simple green stick, basically, was what would be his motivator and he wanted it.
I am one proud mama right now, I cannot lie. Join us as we celebrate!:)
So here he is in all his glory: Bennett "crawls" for the very first time: Turn your volume up!!!