She's putting that toothbrush in her mouth. We have been working for 15 months to desensitize that oral cavity and little by little she is letting me in. She fussed a bit at first when I tried introducing this into her routine, but nothing like the meltdowns that she had when I initially tried to do it months ago. She even avoided taking a bath, which is her favorite activity of the day, for a time because she knew we would be getting this brush out. I felt like the fussing was just that though-normal fussing and so I persisted. I pushed her a bit more each night...
now she is putting that toothbrush in her mouth all by herself!
This is huge! She is making tremendous gains. She is communicating by using more and more signs each day too. I will update that next because it is blowing me away!
I am so blessed to have this little as mine. There are still so many days that I am overwhelmed that God allowed me to be a small part of the miracle of who she is and what she will become. Can't wait to have her little sister home and next to her.
Headin’ Next – Louisiana and Texas
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