Guess what? I have lot's of stuff I want to share with you. First, I am having a fun hair day this morning in my tractor jammies! Second, I haven't been sick the whole month of January! In fact, I haven't been sick since before Christmas. I got sick before Christmas and almost went back to the hospital but Mom, Dad, and Nurse Dawn Ogilvie took good care of me and I was able to stay home.
But what I'm super excited to tell you is that not only have I been walking a lot, I have been learning lot's of sign language! My speech therapist, occupational therapist, and birth-3 person came out this week together and spent time with me, Mom, Dad, and Nurse Dawn.
They tell me I am "completely off the charts" for language and language development. I know way over 100 signs and am putting small sentences together in sign language. They say this is awesome because I'm not even 2 years old yet.
I get at least 3 neb treatments a day and each treatment takes almost 1 hour so I sit in my highchair and watch "signing time with Alex and Leah" during my treatments. Also, Signing Time is always on the t.v. during the day and most of the evening. I don't watch it all the time during the day but it is the way I hear and see my language to learn how to talk with my hands.
My care team says it's how I get "immersed in my world of language." Most kids learn voice words by being immersed in family, school, and outings. I am immersed in family and outings too but hardly anyone is using sign language for me to just learn along the way. So I need to see it as much as possible.
I'm not even two yet but my speech therapist told us we need to start putting two adjectives together with a noun because I'm so smart. I thought it was funny because he was trying to say "sticky orange ball" in sign language as an example to mom and dad and Nurse Dawn but he really said "sand old hot". We all laughed. Even me. I laugh a lot. It just doesn't make any noise!
Well, that's about it for now. Thanks for loving me and supporting me. My mom and dad say all the time they can feel the prayers and appreciate the support.