A quick update on motor development:
We have pencil grasp!
We have pedaling!
Brad's motor developing is taking off. I wouldn't say he's caught up, but he's moving in the right direction (puns intended). That having been said, his fine motor is still a little wonky, and his tone is still low.
And we have another piece of the puzzle: turns out he has an orthopedic problem - he's pigeon-toed. His left foot turns in when he walks. His pedi assured me this is orthopedic, not neurological. In addition, he's flat-footed, and this apparently is neurological; it's like having low muscle tone in the arch of his foot. What are the odds of having both a neurological issue and an orthopedic issue affecting gait? In any event, this explains his walk.
The good news is that being pigeon-toed is very much a condition he'll grow out of on his own with no therapy. In the old old days, pedis used to prescribe orthopedic shoes. In fact, I wore orthopedic shoes when I was a child (for what, I have no idea). Turns out, those ugly shoes aren't actually therapeutic. Just ugly.
And so, I am on a mission. To keep Brad's therapy roster free of ugly shoes, actual and symbolic...