Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kate's exciting morning of progress

From my Facebook update earlier this morning:

Very very excited that Kate just blew into her little horn/recorder three different times producing a sound!! Two months ago she couldn't even organize her mouth to blow, let alone produce a sound! Annnddd, she is biting properly up and down on her chewy tube instead of one big chomp and fixing. I feel like we might just be turning a corner. Video to follow.

and then a few minutes later I posted this video update:

Just a short clip to hear Kate blowing into her little horn actually producing a sound this morning. She had already made it toot three different times before I got the camera and shot this clip, so her patience was probably running short with the activity. We tried blowing bubbles after this but she hasn't figured that out yet.

And on top of all this progress, she has been showing signs of being ready to potty-train, so I have been setting the timer for around 15 minute increments to put her on.  After a few misses this morning, where she had just gone in her diaper despite me adjusting the timer to meet her frequency, we just now put her on and she went "on-demand" for the first time ever.  She seemed to know what she should be doing, so time will tell if she really is ready or needs more time to figure this out.  Just so very excited to see some progress in areas where I had begun to despair.  Thank you for praying and all the kind concern that you all have expressed to me here and in person. We know she is loved and cared for by many, many people.


  1. Oh, HEATHER!
    Hooray for sweet Kate's progress. What a fun moment for you to hear sound coming from that little horn! YAY!
    Rejoicing with you....

    1. Thank you Stacy! ♥ It is fun to hear her play it. :)

  2. Kathleen1:37 PM

    This is so lovely Heather - what a milestone.

    Everyone was around the computer clapping for little katie.

    All our love,



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