Friday, November 20, 2009

Video: animal sounds

Feels like we're hitting milestones every day, and there's no time to blog. I baked cookies a few days ago to try and teach the word "cookie." No one, not even Hannah, could refuse to say "cookie" for some hot gooey chocolate chip goodness right out of the oven. It was so much fun to have her say cookie over and over that I baked peanut butter cookies the next day for when the speech therapist came!

I've been working on animal sounds with Hannah for a long time, and they are clicking this week. Two weeks ago she said horse and would "nay." All of a sudden last night she will meow, woof, quack, and baa too! Fun times!

Today the decision was made to officially discharge Hannah from First Steps physical therapy but keep on with the speech therapy. Hannah is meeting 21 month milestones for gross motor skills, so she's pretty much caught up. We're continuing to work on balance skills by sitting on a ball and going up and down small steps, but it looks like we don't have any more major obstacles ahead of us.

Oh. And Hannah learned that bologna has adhesive properties. Apparently it's fun to stick on your arm, on your bouncey ball, and in your airplane. Ew. Ew ew.


  1. Yeah Hannah! Mama is a good SLP!

  2. Congratulations, Hannah! You're graduating! :-) All that hard work is paying off, huh?

    Sarah, we had an eval. with Dorothy for our Early Intervention program the other day. They totally had no problem with her being "new". In fact, no one in from that office ever even asked me how long she'd been home. We got the lady to show up in our house for the screening 4 days after calling, and already have an appointment soon for the full evaluation (since the screening showed her behind in two areas). Thanks for encouraging me to start action early! We will only qualify for a basic program until she gets a social security number... hopefully that won't take too long. We just got her green card the other day, and I'll need to go to the SS office. Rolling, rolling, rolling right along! :-)

  3. Congrats, Hannah, on all your hard work! It's a wonderful feeling having a graduate, isn't it?


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