But bare with me; It is the last week of classes before breaking for the Holidays so teachers were keen on showing parents a sneak peek of what the girls have been working on for the big recital in June.
Almost 6 months ago, Alexa had her 1 year post transplant check up. Among many, many tests was a physio exam to quantify how her gross motor skills were in comparison to the pre-transplant numbers.
Happily, all gross motor skills were excellent--Right on track for her age!
However, the physiotherapist spoke to us a bit about Alexa's muscle tone. It is quite low--I guess 5 years of extremely restricted quantities of protein will do that to your muscles. It makes sense I guess. Anyhow, the physiotherapist gave us some exercises to work on and was pleased that she would be enrolled in dance classes to strengthen up a bit.
Alexa started dancing 3 times a week in September. For many of the students this is their second or third year there, so Alexa had a little catching up to do. She is a little behind on the moves and some of the skills.
But, boy! This girl tries so hard! And practices so much. In September, she could barely do a "bridge" on her own. Three months later and look at how long she holds that bridge: (at the end of the video)
Every day this little girl of mine, gives me yet another reason to be so proud of her.