This Mommy is about weeping with joy!
These may seem small to some, but we've kinda been in a plateau on both feeding and speech lately (speech being pretty much since forever.) So these steps are very much celebrated!!!!
PHYSICAL THERAPY AWESOMENESS
We bought Annabelle a ride-on "bike" for Christmas, and Scott just put it together this past week.
Annabelle LOVES her bike that we use at PT, but she would never do a push-with-her-feet-on-the-floor kind.
But she's doing AMAZING with her bike at home!
This is her sitting it before church on Sunday, ready to ride.
And this is her pushing the button that makes a silly sound... which makes her make this silly face EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. she pushes it. Oh my goodness. I laugh every time I look at this!
FEEDING THERAPY AWESOMENESS
Yesterday... Annabelle bit an apple. Like teeth on it, cut it in half, hear it crunch kind of bite. I almost cried! She didn't eat it, but she got a mouth full of the juice when she did it. This is a HUGE step, since previous to this, she'd only ever crunched a goldfish, and that was VERY rare.
AND... if that wasn't enough, she also put string cheese in her mouth and bit that too.. a lot!!!
No chewing up and swallowing... but this is progress. BIG progress for my sweet love.
SPEECH THERAPY AWESOMENESS
We aren't in actual therapy yet. GOIng through some insurance changes and need to figure out how all that is going to work, then will go about enrolling her.
But.. her new eartubes seem to be having a positive effect.
Yup. My baby says "Momma", "cracker", and "kay-kay". (Karalynn has decided that Annabelle can call her kay-kay, so has been diligently trying to get her to say it, and it's worked!)
I have a feeling we'll be hearing some more words in the next few weeks/months, and I am SO SO SO excited to hear them! I LOVE listening to my sweet miracles voice!!
*note* I know she has no glasses in the video... she had thrown them at home and after searching the house, I couldn't find them ANYWHERE. Later that night, I found them in some obscure place that she'd thrown them. Love that tricky girl!!