Thursday, October 1, 2009

Screechy Roller

Today Ellie had her first developmental consult to see where she's at developmentally and to give us information for helping her where she's having troubles.  I'll post all about it later, but she picked up something while she was there.  Rolling.

She's been rolling from time to time but seemed to have seen no need to roll when she could scoot on her back to see in whatever direction she wanted.  But today they encouraged lots of rolling, and she seems to have brought the idea home with her.

Lately she's also started screeching. I got a quick video with my camera phone tonight just in case she decides to stop screeching, but I can't load it on here so I'll get one with our real camera to show you what I'm talking about.  But the girl seriously screeches.  It's a sign that she's either upset or that she's passing gas or that she's pooping.  So in the past few days she's gone from still using her silent cry that was left over from when she really couldn't make sounds due to her vocal cord damage to high pitched screeching.

And a few moments ago she combined her rolling and her screeching to become a screechy roller.  I put her in bed and a few minutes later she started screeching and crying.  She usually talks herself to sleep and maybe cries softly for a minute or two, but this was all out top-of-her-lungs noise making.  So I went into her room to check on her, and she had rolled to her stomach and was not planning to sleep that way.  I rolled her back over and she's been talking to herself in bed ever since.

Isn't she adorable?

Trying a new trick from the appointment today - sitting with the Boppy under her arms to help keep her arms supported out in front of her.  The fuzzy thing in the upper left corner is her big brother pug trying to get in some kisses.


KK said...

She's so adorable!

Claire said...

Oh my life, that little face!


Amanda said...

I love the story of her rolling over and getting "stuck". Good thing Mommy was able to rescue her. Good for you for recognizing to capture the little things now because you never know when she'll stop doing something and move on to a new talent or skill. She's so adorable!!