I attended the weekly OT session that happens at Sweet Pea's daycare today for the first time in a couple of months. Oh my goodness how things have changed! The last time I was there they were doing the therapy in the employee lunch room which was fairly cold (during winter) and just not an inviting place. Sweet Pea quickly realized that when she was brought into that room that she was there to work. It got so bad that she would start to cry the second she was brought into the room! I don't remember how it happened, but somehow they tried doing the session in the main infant room and it went so much better! Since then they have been doing it in the infant room each week and I've heard great reports of how she only has minor crying sessions, which I'm all too accustomed to.
Today was different and I'm not sure I believe what I witnessed! She didn't cry or fuss even once the entire 50 minutes! I loved it!!!! And even more importantly, Sweet Pea loved it! She played and played and rocked on all fours and played and played some more. She was all smiles and grins and waving her hands in excitement. Such a change! For those of you who know how much I've struggled with whether these therapies were worth the aggravation that they cause Sweet Pea, this helps confirm that we've been doing the right thing for her. Switching PTs was the first step and I think everything is falling into place behind that.
The therapist brought out her etch-a-sketch and I asked if she ever drew anything to which I was told "no, she just plays with the string and the pen and mainly just tries to put it in her mouth." Again, today was different! She actually drew on the screen! And not just once, but a number of times! I didn't get any pictures of it, but trust me, she did it and I couldn't be prouder. I'm going to have to call Daddy and share the news with him. Is it bad that I write the blog before I call him? Whoops!
We are celebrating Papa Bear's 90th birthday this weekend so I am very excited!
Happy Friday to all!