I am one proud mama!
Yesterday was a big day for our little family. Once a month, we travel the 2 hours and 30 minutes to St Louis for Bear and Lion to have occupational therapy. We have been doing this since last May, when the OT in our area left.
First off, Bear did great. She has a different therapist now than what she used to have because her first therapist had a baby. She loves Amy and does wonderful with her. She fed herself and graduated to a new goal: Dressing herself. This should be fun. I really am not looking forward to her learning how to take her clothes off…
And for Lion, I was worried. He has been struggling with separation anxiety pretty hard core lately so I thought for sure that it would be a disaster. We did have some success on Wednesday during PT, when he decided that pulling up to stand would be a good idea
But, Lion proved me wrong. He did great putting objects into things and using his index finger to push buttons. He graduated to some new goals as well, but nothing would prepare me for what he would decide to do in less than 24 hours.
The above picture is a picture of our new friend. I will call him Honey Bear. Honey Bear was given to us to help Lion learn to drink from a straw. We have had lots of difficulty with drinking and eating lately as we have been weaning since little baby is coming. His therapist gave us a brush to use for brushing therapy and the Honey Bear to drink from.
We spent a lot of the session time learning to use the brush and the purpose of it. We are hoping that by brushing Lion’s arms, legs, hands and feet before eating that he might not be so adverted to new things. So far, so good.
I also learned how to squeeze the Honey Bear so that enough liquid gets to the tip with the goal to be that Lion will learn to suck it up. Family and friends, Lion no longer needs me to squeeze the bottle!
That is right. In less than 12 hours, he has mastered drinking from a straw! My son is a beast!
What new things have your little ones mastered lately?