Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Straw #8!!!

Whitney has made it to the 8th and final straw in the Talk Tools straw hierarchy! YEAH! We started using this straw with her about 3 or 4 weeks ago, and I have been meaning to write a post and show some pictures but life (aka hail damage repair and lots of painting inside and out) has gotten in the way :)

Whitney's speech therapist asked if she could have a copy of my pictures + if I would sign a copyright release for her to use the pictures because she has not had someone as young as Whitney ever make it to straw # 8 (excuse me while I brag, just a little - isn't that what moms are supposed to do???)

Whitney is supposed to build up to being able to take 20 consecutive (in one eating/drinking session... not all right in a row) sips from the straw without fatiguing too much. She is doing well - but we still have some work to do.

Here are some pics of straw #8:

As a frame of reference, this is straw #7

Straw #8 (put together)

Straw #8 (in three pieces)

Whitney up to the challenge

I can do this!


Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

Yay! Congrats Whitney! Don't apologize for bragging a little, this is really cool!

And how cute is Whitney with her little blond pigtail? Her hair is getting long! Hugs to all of you!

Runningmama said...

Wow, that's great! You Go Whitney! Whitney is just so adorable and I love her blonde hair!

Kelly said...

YEAH! Way to go Whitney!! And by all means, mommy, BRAG AWAY:) This is amazing!! Can Whitney give! LOL

How stinkin' cute is Miss Whitney? We LOVE her:)

Jill said...

Way to go Whitney!!! You definitely deserved to be bragged about! We're so proud!!
Uncle Tim and Aunt Jill

Sarah, Andy, Murdoch, and Deucey said...

Congrat! That is great news. And may I say I love those pictures - she is such a cutey!


Cammie Heflin said...

Woo hoo Whitney!! That is awesome!!! I use Talk Tools with my clients and love it!

Rebecca said...

Miss Whitney, you are awesome! Those look like some pretty neato straws. Noah is so jealous! Congrats on your progress, we are so happy to hear about Whitney doing so well. You have much to be proud of, Mike and Laura :).

kathy.stadler said...

Congratulations Whitney! wow ..those are awesome straws!
Yes..please brag...the pictures are awesome too!
Congratulatons all around!
God bless all.
Love, Aunt Kathy

Melissa said...

Way to go Whitney! Those straws are cool. :)

heidi marie said...

way yo go whitney! straw number is sooooo long. i wouldn't even want to drink out of it- so much work!

Kele said...

I have no doubt Whitney is up to ANY challenge!!!

Michelle said...

wow! I'm impressed she was able to have the patience to keep sucking on that straw until she got some liquid out of it! LOL I don't think I would have the patience! Great job Whitney!