We learned that we can work on having her grab things more with two hands and practice transferring objects between hands. Also grabbing for things above her and off to the side are skills we will have to aim for. I think she's close. Seems like maybe she will sit on her own in 1-2 months too at her current rate! This mommy is ecstatic thinking about how photos would drastically be easier to take of Evie could sit up on her own!
"Drool monster" means Mommy shops for drool bibs! Someone asked where I get Evie's drool bibs, so I thought I'd share a link.
The feeding/speech pathologist was next. We already see one at Childrens, but it was nice to check in with someone else to see if we could learn anything new. She saw Evie NOT take the bottle, and do the turning of the head into my armpit. We talked about the straw box and the sippy cup. She encouraged me to give the sippy cup another try. I can say 3 weeks later that this suggestion changed our lives. Evie drinks more out of the sippy cup than she drank in the bottle, and we are averaging more about 30 ml of formula, as compared to before maybe 10 ml if we were lucky. Yay for Tilty cups!
Next we had a break while waiting to see Dr. Davidson. I was impressed with the foresight about when Evie would be in each part of her visit. They like to make the most of the babies' awake time and get them through their appointments before the conk out from the long morning.
And that was our fun morning at the Down Syndrome Clinic! We felt well cared for and like we had just joined a big family. Thank you for such a nice visit, Dr. Davidson, Angela, and team!