Thursday, September 06, 2007

A conversation with Jenelle & prayer request

I wanted to briefly share that I had an exciting conversation with Jenelle this past weekend. A week or so ago, Jenelle started responding back and forth with me by making "raspberry" noises. At first she would respond to my raspberry 3 out of 5 times. Over the weekend, we had a 20 minute "raspberry conversation" where she clearly waited for me to make a raspberry noise, and then responded in kind! She even showed excitement when I responded by bouncing up and down on her bed! For those of you who remember the early days of your child's speech development, this "back and forth" type mimicking play is key to speech development! I will try to get a video when I can to share with you - I'm sure that would be very entertaining!

And yesterday, we welcomed a new baby into the family. Brett's brother and his wife gave birth to a baby girl and have named her Kiersten Breanna. So we have a new niece and a new cousin! Prior to her birth, Kiersten was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and is currently in the NICU at CHOC where she will have a shunt placed to help drain the fluid on her brain. Please keep baby Kiersten in your prayers. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

That is SO EXCITING! You are so right about the back and forth....I look forward to seeing video. Yea Jenelle! What a great moment for you as a mother Kelly, enjoy it!

Ivey's Mom said...

She looks beautiful in her picture below.