Ot evaluation

This morning to our surprise, B had an evaluation in her OT session..This is something that done every 6 months and we talk about goals and progress we would like her to make..

So today we went in a room she hasn't been in before and she was very distracted..

So we closed the door and the blind in the window and that help a little..

Our OT asked B to take some block of a stand..and after a couple of tries she did with no trouble..

She asked her to put them back and she could not do this..

She showed her a toy with a string attached to it to see if she would pull the sting to pull the toy to her..no such luck..

She gave her some puffs and watched her pick these up to eat..

She asked her to give her a block to see if she would release it in her hand..

Not yet..

So after all the little test we talked and come up with we think she is functioning at about 8 months OT wise..

After OT we had speech which is going so well..B is eating and starting to feed her self with ease..and wanting to do this more..she is losing interest in the spoon fast..And no more baby food for her..she is on to way more tasty things..she is chewing great and keeping her tongue in the right position..something I had never noticed until speech..

We talked about introducing her to a cup but not one she has to suck from..just sip..which equals mess.. :)

We talked about mixing her formula with some whole milk and slowly changing over..I assumed we should keep giving her the formula for a while longer but our speech therapist said "don't hold her back" she is ready..we also talked about taking her bottle at one year.. and after thinking about this a lot and taking to Travis we have decided to wait on that..

It wasn't until last week that she really started holding her bottle on her own..I think we should not put a number on these kinds of things and watch to see when B is ready..

I look at it like you would not take a baby's bottle at 8 months so why would I consider doing this now..So many decisions..I don't want to enable her or hold her back in any way..but still want to enjoy every stage of her life..

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