Our little Ali had a very productive day. Today's highlight was the visit from Ali's speech therapist Deb. Deb is like... magic.
Notice that little gizmo strapped to Ali's neck. What Deb the magician is doing with that apparatus is listening to Ali swallow. That thing is plugged into a little speaker pack so we ca all hear what's happening in Ali's little throat. Bet your iPhone can't do that.
So Ali did great! She did well enough that Deb the magician was confident that Ali could take several sips from a bottle with a regular nipple.
Ali LOVED drinking from that bottle. I wonder if it seems familiar to her.
We started out the day this morning playing with some of Ali's new toys. This ball makes sounds, flashes, sings, and rolls around in funky patterns. Ali laughs at it. I help her slap it to keep flashing, rolling, and singing.
I can think of no sounds on earth more heavenly than Ali laughing.