We have been doing all of her exercises every night and we can definitely see a difference. We love that she gets some extra workouts at daycare too. They spend a lot of extra time with Isabelle and that makes us so happy.
|Daddy doing some exercises with Isabelle. Don't worry, he isn't hurting her. Her neck was going crazy for a bit.|
We have been working really hard to get Isabelle to take a pacifier but look at what she prefers...
I think thumb sucking is cute and all but I can't chop her thumb off when it is time to get rid of the habit. I remember how hard it was for me to stop. Plus, the doctors really want her to take a pacifier. She will need to self soothe after her heart surgery and the pacifier is their recommendation. From our understanding, It might be hard for her to get her thumb to her mouth with the IV and any other contraption she might have going on.
So, I went out and purchased every pacifier every made (or at least the ones they sell at the local Walmart) and have tried non stop to find the perfect one for her. During her last therapy session, I laid them all out and had the therapist tell me which one would work the best. She made her choice and then even started training her with it. Our therapist has the magic touch... Mommy not so much. Pacifier= 0 Thumb= 1
Oh well... we won't give up!