This is an amazing step for Miss Emma... She didn't get into this position herself.. her therapist put her on the ball.. but she is holding her balance and bearing weight on her legs very well... all great signs for her future. :)
"Oh, hmmmm... I'm not sure how to answer that one... Emerging, maybe?" :)
"You aren't writing this down are you!?!? You better be writing exactly what I say!" :)
"Oh my, this is soooo stressful! Where's my manager, isn't this
someone else's job...I am a celebrity after all.." :)
UP ...... AND..... AWAY!! :)
She is shocking every one of her therapists each and every week. Every time we have given her a new goal, although it may take her longer than most, she eventually catches on and is engaging in activities with the therapists. She plays with toys (something we never thought would be possible).
Now that we have the hearing aids and they are working (from what she is showing us).... we are able to increase Speech Therapy and try to get her vocalizing more.
The questions many of her followers/supporters are asking....
1.) Does Emma sit?........ She can sit for approximately two to three minutes and then she gets tired and falls over. The other morning I went in and found her sitting in bed. The best part was when she realized I was taking pictures she threw herself backwards like... "That did not just happen... that was my little secret--- quit taking pictures Mommy!"
2.) Does Emma roll? ...... FINALLLLLLLLLLLY! :) She is rolling... however rolling when you are attached to two tubies.... It's usually ends a little bit like this....
3.) Can she talk ? (Say MaMa or DaDa) Not yet... but anything is possible. She definitely communicates in her own way. She can wave now which is absolutely amazing!!!!
( I have a video of this but it is not letting me upload it from my phone! )
4.) So, how long have you been out of the hospital now? Nearly 5 months! :)
She has been sick on and off since then but she still has been able to remain home.
Maddie loves teaching Emma new things, the relationship they have is like none other -- that I have ever seen.
"Sisters don't count chromosomes!"
Stepping outside with my Daddy! :)
"As you can see my Mommy, Daddy, Maddie and Miss Tonie have all been very busy helping me accomplish all these amazing developmental milestones that I have met in the last few months. This has taken constant motivation as well of severe sleep deprivation on their parts. I am a hand full these days, although I may not be stressing them with as many midnight trips in the 'flight-chopter' (as Maddie says) but I am constantly wrapping myself up in my tubies and 'making my box beep' (pulse-ox). Thanks for keeping up with me and always keeping me in your prayers. Maybe God will cross our paths this summer and you can see just how great I am doing in person. May God bless each and every one of you as much as he has blessed me over the last year."
---- Baby Emma