Hi everyone. Im Jenna, mom to Gina (7) Christopher (6) Maya (3) and G-Anna (7 months). I am a foster to adopt mommy, and love every moment of it!
We have had G-Anna since she was released from the hospital at 14 days old. She started her life really rough .. she was preemie, (only 3# 11oz) and had other ... "challenges" coming into this world. She is doing FANTASTIC now though! Yes, she is delayed, and has sensory issues, but she's a trooper and is getting through it all! :)
We are in the process of working with her therapists to determine what extent her SI issues are .... one thing we do know is she NEEDS pressure ... when burping her, we nearly have to POUND her back (light taps? Heck no! she wont settle unless we pound LOL) ... she needs to be held tightly .. she needs to really be able to FEEL what is happening ...
she is also having feeding issues with sensory situations. if we put food into her mouth that isnt her formula, she cant take it ... we are preparing to work with an OT (Mealtime Connections) for her feeding issues.
so anyways .... figured Id introduce our family here to the board, since it looks like I have an opportunity to get to know other SI families. :) Not always easy, but hey .. this is our kids and its always worth it! :)
(BTW, before the year is up, G-Anna's adoption will be finalized! :)