Thursday, August 5, 2010

This week....

Olivia has about eight "words" these days. It is so nice to hear her sweet voice requesting "cup" or "up" rather than a scream. We had been told that words or signs would replace the screams, and indeed they have.

Olivia is making progress in getting into a kneeling position to climb on Mommy. Then she pulls to standing on Mommy. All of this with support, mostly under her low tone belly.

The cushion is usually off the sleeper sofa and the cats have adapted.

Olivia loves taking things inland out of boxes and bags!

Olivia is getting stronger and stronger in the kneeling position.

This purse was a birthday gift from a neighbor whose daughter is an occupational therapist. This has been a great addition to our OT work. It is always nice to have different ways to motivate Olivia to use her hands.


SukiJ said...

I haven't had time to check Olivia's blog altely, but she has made amazing progress. I wish I didn't live so far away because I would love to visit more often. Love, Aunt Suki : -)

Csunshinegirl said...

HOW WONDERFUL! I must admit I'm slightly envious. My Olivia still is not even babbling! No dada or mama and very few consonants. BUT I am excited for you that you have a few words!!! That is FANTASTIC!!!!!

Michelle said...

That's great to hear that she's saying more words and making more progress with her gross motor skills.

Carissa has that same purse and absolutely loves it. I hope Olivia has just as much fun.