Monday, August 21, 2006
OK So I happened to see our Speech Pathologist in the hall last week and casually asked her about Bowen's speech progress. I told her that he is now 15 1/2 months old and says no words. I also told her that he doesn't try to mimic words we say either. I really thought she was going to blow me off and tell me what everyone else has..."he's fine, he'll talk when he's ready". However, she didn't. She gave me a article on what he should be doing developmentally for 12-17 months old, he aced everything but the speech part. She also gave me a number to call for Early Childhood Intervention. So I called them, a very helpful lady called me back today and we have our first appointment for paperwork next Wednesday. She and a Speech Pathologist will evaluate him and if he is 4 months delayed he is eligible for ECI services. You know, I'm not really worried about the boy, he's so smart that if he does need services from them I know he'll catch on quickly. He's doing so much better when I drop him off, no crying and he reaches for his teachers! In the meantime, he is as cute as he can be and totally knows it.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Here is our cutie in her cutie patootie uniform on her first day of Pre-K! I think (?) she had a good day, but she keeps crying at the drop of a hat so I'm not sure. I believe the crying is just from being tired and not school. I got out of her that she went to the home center, they learned about bears, and they sang a song about parts of the body. Oh, and they had steak fingers and potatoes for lunch. Hopefully the fun will continue!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
I'm SO excited for school to start on Monday! I miss my school friends, my gym, my kids, time alone etc... I know once the day after day hits me, I'll long for summer do nothing days but right now I'm giddy as a school girl.
I think the only time I've been more excited than this year was LAST year. After being at home all summer (and part of Spring) with Damion, oh I mean Bowen, I practically skipped to convocation last year. The freedom I experienced was delightful, no one suckling at my boob all day, no carrying around a baby who takes 15 minute at a time naps, oh and did I say no nursing every 2 hours?! Bowen had increased 10 fold in funness since last summer! He's so cute, he waddles around the house wearing Laine's bike helment screaming with joy. He voluntarily lays his head on my shoulder when I pick him up. It's still so sweet when he signs please when he wants something. He's still much more sensitive than Laine ever was and is really demanding. Like I always say, he better be glad he's cute! I'm going to miss the babyness he's losing but as we've experienced with Laine, they only get more fun the older they get. I WILL NOT be sad that my children are growing up. If they weren't growing up there would be something wrong with them. I know there are some parents that ache and wish they could see their children grow up. So I will take them to school this year with a smile on my face and curiosity in my heart wondering who they will be at the end of this school year.