Realizing that I have written very little during January, I thought I would upload a few photos and try to fill you in on what January has been for us. Olivia had a 24 hours stomach bug a week ago. She is fine, but it does set her back in the sensory issues of eating. We are now going to Therapy at the hospital. It is going great! Olivia loves her OT and PT! Olivia is so brave and friendly there! So good to see! At therapy we are working on learning about Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). This is extremely common with Ds. Olivia has this, but not as severe as we have heard some stories about. So I am reading some books on SPD and learning how we can help Olivia more at home. One thing is that we are encouraging more old fashioned play, and have ruled battery powered toys for gross motor motivation and for when she needs a break (or mommy needs to get laundry started).
|After Therapy, we stop by the cafeteria for a quick snack! Olivia is starving by this point! |
And when we are driving home, she quickly takes a nap! Therapy is fun, but tiring!
|Making progress in moving on all fours. She cannot crawl, but is pivoting and hopping forward a few inches.|
|Olivia LOVES LOVES LOVES her car!|
|And for one of her battery powered toys, she has a Leap Frog cell phone. |
She really loves this and we pretend to call Grandma! Olivia has become a great mimic!
|Olivia thinks standing in front of a mirror is great fun!|
|And I think she really has grown fond of the cute little girl in the mirror who always smiles back at her and also has a great sense of humor!|