I also wanted to put a few pictures up here to show the progress she's made with her walking. When she first got her AFOs, she couldn't put her feet all the way down, especially her right foot. We've really worked on stretching WITH the AFO's on as well as a set of knee imobilizers the therapist gave us. Stretching with the equipment on has really helped her flexibility in the areas that really need it. She also is sleeping in at least one knee imobilizer at night, usually on the tighter leg. This results in a much more limber leg in the morning. She really doesn't fuss too much about it. At first she didn't like having two on at a time because she couldn't turn over in bed very well, but just one doesn't seem to bother her.
Here is a picture of her standing in her walker today with BOTH feet flat and her right knee slightly turned inward.
Also just a little side note. We bought tennis shoes to go with the AFOs but these little cheap croc knockoffs from Wal-Mart are much easier to put on and take off. They're also great because she likes to go outside and scrounge around in the yard, on the patio, and in the sandbox which results in dirty shoes. With these, it doesn't matter! We just bought one size bigger to accomodate the AFOs. Mariah loves them!