Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sarah-bear-a

Wow, Sarah is really growing up fast.  I am so amazed at what all she can do and is trying to do.  She is a climber for sure.  She is climbing on tables, chairs, steps, out of her toddler bed, anything!  Yep, not excited about the toddler bed thing.  Now she gets up and plays when she should be sleeping.  We put up an additional side rail so she would not roll out.  She is climbing over and out the foot of the bed.  Honestly, as hard as it makes it to get her to sleep, I really am glad she is achieving at such a great pace.  We had her 6 month evaluation for therapies today.  I really do not like these visits.  I know it is for the therapist and for them to write her goals for the next 6 months, but I always come out of the meetings crying and upset.  It is just so negative based.  Katie is so great, she brought up so many of the positives of what Sarah can do.  All of the therapist just go on and on about what all Sarah can do, but when they are writing goals you just see all that she can not do.  I don't know, it just upsets me.  On top of all of that this is the last visit we have with Erin our OT.  This is Sarah's first therapist.  She loves Erin so much and is really going to miss her.  I know Sarah did not understand what is happening.  We will be continuing with Irene, we just don't know where yet.  Each of the therapist evaluated Sarah again and this is where she is based on the test scores, that in my opinion are just weird.  Some of the stuff they test for and some of the stuff they do not test for is crazy.  Sarah is at 21 months fine motor which is remarkable!!!!  She is only 20% delayed now.  Not enough to qualify for therapy if it was not based on her diagnosis!!!!  She is at 24 months comprehension with scattered abilities to 32 months.  Woohoo!!  She is at 15-16 months on expressive(language) abilities.  Irene commented today that she has 50 words recorded that Sarah can say or sign.  I was pleased with this since Sarah only talks if she wants too.    She is at age for stationary PT and 15-16 months for locomotion.  Sarah can not move forward in this area until she walks for 10 feet(I think) unassisted with a narrow base and steady speed.  Sarah started walking and then needed the ankle supports and then refused to walk, went back to walk, and now has decided she will only walk a few steps unassisted, but wants to hold your hand and walk everywhere.  Go figure!  In her timing.  One day she will want something and will just take off and realize that it is easier and continue doing it.  Right now she is really fast at crawling, so she uses it.  Here are a few of her 2 year old pictures from our photo session.  Man, I still have tons of pictures from that day to share!!!

God's Handiwork God's Handiwork God's Handiwork

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2 friends said:

My name is Sarah said...

Hi, My mom calls me Sarah-a-beara too. Your sarah is so cute. I love her brown and pink pokadot dress and matching bow.

Mommyto2 said...

Wow, I thought I made that up!!! You must have a great mom to give you such a loving nickname!!!