Sunday, August 29, 2010
Update on the Girls
I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since our last blog post. Time flies by when we are having fun with the girls. Not a whole lot has happened in the last 2 weeks. The girls continue to get some type of therapy (PT, OT or speech) everyday except Friday's. Usually they get therapy in the morning and afternoon Monday - Thursday. We are working on mobility/strengthening, feeding and early language development. At times I feel the progress is slow, but when I look back on it all, they have come a very long way. It will take time, but they will continue to develop and progress.
Haley has definitely come a long way with her strength and mobility. She is our mover and shaker. She loves to stand (with assistance) as well as bounce and jump. We put her in one of those doorway jumpers and she loves it! Despite her small size, she is so strong. She is a spitfire. Haley has been working on more teeth. She has two bottom teeth. Now a top tooth is making its way in. Haley has progressed in her baby "talk". She is making more sounds. Its so cute to hear her "talk". She is going to be our talker - just like her daddy. Haley will be getting her cranial shaping helmet this week. We hope she adjusts to it as well as Rachel has.
Rachel has been our laid back, easy going girl lately. When the TV is on, we find her watching it. She is not as strong as Haley, but she will get there with more work and therapy. Rachel sure does love to put her toys in her mouth and chew on them. I find teeth marks in all of the girls toys. So I know she is working on getting more teeth as well. About three weeks ago when Rachel was seen by the ENT doctor, we got good news after the doctor looked at her vocal cords. The doctor said she could see the supposed paralyzed vocal cord moving. This is great as that means that her vocal cord paralysis is getting better. You couldn't tell that Rachel has some vocal cord paralysis because when she "talks" she is loud.
I haven't taken a lot of pictures lately though we did get the girls one year old professional pictures taken this past weekend. We look forward to seeing them. I will post them when I get them.
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