Where does time go?!?!?! it doesnt seem like it has been that long since I made the last post!
Ok so whats been going on??
Ali has been doing SOOOO good with her speech and language. She has learned some new signs. On top of the all done, please, and more. She has learned eat, thank you, and tickle. I love it when I am sitting on the couch and she comes up to me with the biggest smile on her face and signs for tickle. She has also been doing good on her communication skills, example: I was painting my nails one night and she came up to me and signed please and then looked down at her feet. Something that else I never noticed till just recently, she never made a sound when she was unhappy. Now she does it all the time lol. She still doesnt say no or shake her head at anything, but she has started to grunt or scream her displeasure at things.
She has started school the 2nd of this month. She goes to school Monday thru Thursday, from 12:00 to 3:15. The first day we had some problems with the school bus but after that things have been good. Granted its only been 3 days but she has taken to getting on the bus and off the bus without any problems. Both her teacher and the aide have told me that she is such a firecracker and yet such a sweetheart. It turns out that Ali is the only non verbal child in her class. Everyone believes that by the end of the school year she will be talking alot more since she is around other children that talk.
A few days ago I signed Ali up for a running buddy from a group called I run for Micheal. Its a neat group that assigns a running to a child or adult that is disabled and are not able to run themselves. The disabled person talks to the runner and gives them the encouragement and someone to run for. Now Ali has no restrictions and is asymptomatic but I just like the fact that we can give someone else something to push for and that Ali can learn from someone. Then you also have the fact that at anytime something could change and Ali may end up on restrictions and wont be able to enjoy running or anything like that. It sounds bad to put it like that and I NEVER want anything to happened to my baby girl, but I look at things from the stand point that I almost lost my daughter at such a young age that you never know whats going to happen. I dont let the what if's run my life but I keep them close and keep myself prepared for anything.
The only other news I have is that my sister gave birth to her second baby girl on Friday. Her name is Talia Rose and she was 7 lbs 10 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.