Today was exciting! Zadie met her new Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologists from Early Intervention. They all loved her (of course!) and were really impressed with where she is right now. Zadie showed off all her best moves to the OT, including her almost-crawling and pulling up to stand. She also showed off how dexterous she is.
For the speech pathologist/feeding expert, Zadie did really well with a spoon with some applesauce on it. That was the most exciting part for me. It worries me that she takes 100% of her milk by feeding tube. I don't want her to have long term feeding issues. Seeing how excited she was to get that spoon in her mouth gave me real hope that we're getting somewhere! The therapists also said that they can tell Zadie is trying to vocalize. Hopefully soon we'll be able to try the speaking valve out on her.
Next week, we have an appointment with the surgeon at St. Joseph's to talk about a plan for palate repair!