Saturday, September 22, 2012

Grown Up

Given that this is my third pregnancy, I become highly volatile when asked if I am having more than one baby. I carry big. And our third baby is measuring large. My other two babies are also growing with me. I was cleaning out their dresser to get ready for winter clothes and I found a few 2T sweatshirts that had never made it down into the basement. I remember dressing them in the sweatshirts. They were so small then. Their faces are changing, their bodies are lean. Matthew is in kindergarten learning math. Jacob has his second IEP meeting in a month. His speech therapist wrote to me the other day to tell me not to worry about him repeating words over and over - it is developmental non-fluency - totally normal. We met with a hand and wrist specialist over the summer who believes that surgery will help correct Jacob's right hand. She said that he has good extension of his fingers and if we move a tendon from below to above, he will be able to straighten his wrist and his fingers at the same time. This meeting caused me to rethink our OT goals in the IEP. I think we may have been aiming too low in terms of functionality. He will be able to do more with his hand than steady a piece of paper or hold an object to his chest.

Anyways, I am thankful that Matthew decided to buy his own house when he is older but to sleep over at Mommy's and Daddy's house every night.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

If I knew then...

The note I would have written to myself would have said "Just breathe. You will find your way." Link