I can't believe it's been a month since I've posted. Sometimes I don't know where the time goes. Really.

Zoe's last day of school was yesterday. I can't believe she's a 4th grader now. I swear, she just started kindergarten!!! Hopefully she'll have plenty of friends to hang out with this summer so I don't have to drag her to therapy every day. Sometimes she doesn't mind, but for the most part - she'd rather be playing. Can't blame her. I'd rather be playing, too.

Jackson's all over the place now. He wants to walk, but he's just not quite there yet. I took him for his 9 month checkup yesterday (although he's almost 10 months). He's in the 60th percentile for height, but only 25th for weight. Overall though, he's meeting all of the developmental "milestones", so that's the most important thing at this point. Oh, and he wants me ALL.THE.TIME. Seriously, he's a big mama's boy. Which I guess makes sense - he's with me 24/7.

Holden's doing...okay, I suppose. We've been doing the EDTA suppositories since May 11th. He's tolerating them well. We've recently started Carnitine and Biotin. He's been extremely stimmy lately. Lots of visual stims, and some verbal stims as well. He's always been a visual kid, but lately, it's much worse. But, he seems to be doing well at therapy. Some whining during transitions, but who doesn't whine during transitions? I know I do.

They've worked in a potty break into his program at Quest. They take him to the potty every 30 minutes now (for the 2 hours he's there) and make him sit on it. They sing songs, he sits and does the hand motions to the songs while he's on the potty. Last week, I got him to actually PEE in the potty twice - both times were 1st thing in the morning. So, maybe he won't be so far behind on the potty training after all. We'll see.

I can't remember if I posted about this before or not - but he's also finishing songs now. Filling in words to songs like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", "ABC's", and "Itsy Bitsy Spider". He'll also try to count along with you when you count. At therapy last week, they did a small circle time with 3 kids. All around Holden's age. All with 1:1 therapist with them. They sat, had a book read to them and then had to answer questions...such as "Where are your eyes?", etc. I didn't see the 1st circle time. His therapist said he had some trouble at first...cried for a few minutes, but then settled down. The 2nd time, I sat in. I was really pleased with what I saw. He sat and did Mr. Potatohead - and followed simple directions, like, "put his eyes on", or "put his shoes on". It was nice to see. If someone would have asked me if he would/could do that, I would have probably said no. But, now I know he can! We're going to incorporate some of that into things at home, too. So, hopefully he'll just get better and more comfortable with it.

More later!

1 comment:

kasey said...

thats great to hear about the potty training. Im a dad of a 6 year old boy and pee in the potty is all i get but I have to constantly remind him. Isn't it so great to finaly see/hear them do something out of the blue makes you feel like hes not so far behind the other kids.