June marked 18 months since Octavia came home! It meant our fourth post placement was due, here some highlights I mentioned on our post adoption report:
Since last July, Octavia has participated in weekly early intervention through Early On services offered by our local school district. Since she is now 2 1/2, she is able to enroll in the school district's special education preschool program and her first day is next week! Octavia is incredibly social and I am hoping that she loves school as much as I did when I was a child.
|A picture of us from the local Down syndrome association's 3/21 party.|
|After her stent was put in. No more tears!|
In February, we took a trip to the cardiologist and he said that everything looks good. He did not perform an EKG but will perform one at her next appointment. In 2 years! She does not have to go back for TWO years! So exciting!
When it comes to speech, she's continually learning more words and sounds. She has 40+ words in her vocabulary but is selective as to when she wants to use some. A few words that she uses on a regular basis include hug, bye, hi, more, and done. She also knows the signs for "more" and "done" and will use them appropriately. Even though most of her words are one syllable, she does say "Where is it?", "Who is it?" and "What is it?" on a regular basis.
|She loves to read.|
We are currently working on potty training (slowly but surely), fine motor skills, language development, and self care.
Octavia eats well. Her favorite foods are chicken, pasta/potatoes, and cheese. She also likes ice cream! She does well with trying new foods and isn't a very picky eater.
|Her first ice cream cone!|