|Rachel and Haley|
Haley is so active. She just doesn't stay still and has been climbing on the sofa and climbing on her toys. She is a little daredevil. She is doing great at getting around even with her very limited vision in her right eye. She doesn't have any vision in her left eye. She loves to be held and cuddled. She is doing well at wearing her hearing aids. We can tell she hears good enough with her hearing aids on, but she is still not saying any words. She is vocal, but no words yet. She is doing good with her eating, but we are still working on increasing texture in her foods. She is still drinking Pediasure to help with her growth. She is a small petite girl (she wears 12-18 month clothing). Haley is a sweet little girl. She has a cute laugh. She is so ticklish! She is a lovable little girl. She loves to be picked up so she can give you a big hug. We just love and adore our precious little Haley. Haley is just a sweet happy little girl despite her vision and hearing loss. God be thanked for this beautiful little girl.
I just had to add this picture (below) from Mother's day. Haley is just so beautiful and I love her smile!
Rachel has had a growth spurt. She is getting so big and is getting taller everyday. Rachel wears 24 month to 2T clothing, except for shirts. She has to have 3T size shirts to be long enough. Rachel is feisty! She is strong willed, determined and persistent. If there is something Rachel wants she won't give up until she gets it. She lets us know what she wants in her own way. She is not saying any words yet either. It has been a challenge to get her to wear her hearing aids. She pulls them out and puts them in her mouth. She is so quick at putting them in her mouth. We try to prevent her from doing it, but we don't always catch her quick enough. We have found out that when she does put them in her mouth, it decreases the sound amplification from her hearing aids. So currently her hearing aids are being fixed. So Rachel continues to learn sign language. Rachel is a visual learner. She watches closely what we do and tries to imitate some things. Rachel likes to watch cartoons on Saturday morning. Rachel is still not eating by mouth. She loves to put food in her mouth, but we have not been successful in getting her to swallow the food. It has been a challenge! I look forward to the day I can announce on our blog that she is eating by mouth. I'm sure it will happen, but it's going to take time. Rachel will figure it out, she is smart. Rachel is such a beautiful girl. She has a smile that can light up the room. She has come so far from where she has been. She loves people, she loves all the attention she gets from the various therapists that come to work with her each day. We are so blessed as well to have this beautiful girl with us. God be thanked for her precious life.
|Rachel watching the Doodlebops|
Here is Rachel (below) on Mother's day. So beautiful!