Last week an evaluation was done on Shelby's speech and language so that she could begin speech therapy. The results of the evaluation put her in the 18-21 month range for both receptive and expressive language. She will begin speech once a week with the same therapist that works with her on feeding. Honestly, speech is not something that we are too worried about. I feel like a great deal of it will come on its own, but since she is already comfortable with this therapist, we thought we'd give it a shot.
She is getting better every day at expressing herself and constantly adding new words and phrases to her vocabulary. Just last night, I asked, "Where are you Shelby?" and she answered, "Here I am!" from under the train table. When we got home from school this afternoon and I was organizing the stuff I needed to bring in from the car, Shelby announced from her car seat, "Want out!". She amazes me constantly.
Shelby has always loved music and has been requesting (or demanding) that her favorite songs be sung to her regularly for about a year now. Recently, she has started doing some of the singing herself. If you can get past the scratched cheek, booger, and snot in this video, it is pretty darn cute. Without further ado, here is Shelby's rendition of Baa Baa Black Sheep:
Also, notice the use of lefty to help hold her Elmo doll!