Happy Holiday's everyone! I'm sure you've noticed the number of blog entries for Jaylie have diminished, which is a good thing :). We do not have anything super eventful to write about, besides Jaylie learning growing and developing at her own pace.
Jaylie is growing and developing well. Jaylie has yet to catch up with her peers but is growing and progressing very well. We visit Jaylie's Dr's every 3-6 months to perform checkups and evaluations on Jaylie's progress. All Jaylie's Dr's and Therapists are quite pleased with her progression and growth. The Dr's and therapist are encouraging us to continue doing what we are doing. We thank God for the progress Jaylie has and is making and for the skilled professionals God has brought into our lives to help guide Jaylie's growth and development - thank you Lord!
Jaylie is still not eating orally but does show a lot of interest in food. We are positive Jaylie will overcome her food aversion in the right timing.
We are very pleased with Jaylie cognitive and speech development. We are able to have simple conversation with Jaylie asking questions like "what's that?", "who's that?", "where are we?".
Jaylie absolutely positively LOVES music! Jaylie is infatuated with singing and dancing! Jaylie sings and dances with enthusiasm all the time. Jaylie loves music so much I had to bring the guitar out of retirement and learn Ole McDonald. Jaylie is enamored with the playing and singing of Ole McDonald on the guitar.
Jaylie is enrolled in a early education program. This state run program is designed to help children, like Jaylie, develop and catch up to their peers as much as possible before starting kindergarden. Through the early education program Jaylie starts preschool in Jan. We are excited to see what new things Jaylie will learn and be exposed to while participating in the early education program.
This year has been a great year for Jaylie. This is the first full year she/we have been able to live a more normal type of life, one in which we are not constantly battling some type of critical medical issue. We have had a couple of ups and down but overall are very pleased with this year.
We are reminded daily how blessed we are. Your prayer and support has sown seeds into our lives that have forever changed us.
Thank you so very much for your prayer and support!
We wish you all Happy Holiday's and a very Merry New Year!
Nathan, Kristina and Jaylie