Saturday, April 03, 2010

Way too long...

Sorry it's been a while. Things have been going well. Squeaker started speech therapy in February and in the last month or so he's really making a lot more noises and occasional word. We've decided on a preschool which is scary and all that rolled in one. It'll be 5 days a week and he'll still receive speech therapy as part of it. I'm nervous about sending my baby off in the fall for 5 days a week, but we want what we think is best for him. The teacher seems wonderful.

In January my mom had her cataract removed... since then things have been interesting. She has had an increase in her blurry vision to the point that I decided after a bad appt with her current eye surgeon to see a true cornea specialist. That appt will happen on Wednesday. A part of me wants her to just have the cornea transplant, and the other part of me is like suck it up. She's terrified of losing her ability to drive. I don't blame her it's a big loss of freedom.

In other news - we're in negotiations about getting back on the bandwagon of trying. Nothing official yet - no phone calls to the RE have been made, but it's something we're talking about - which is more than we've done in the past.

And yes - Squeaker is still nursing... which is a challenge. I'm trying to do the child led weaning and I remind myself it's not hurting anyone. He nurses for naps and bedtime. He doesn't take a bottle at all and so it's just a part of our daily lives. We're working on potty training.

So that's my update for the moment. Hang tight I'm sure soon I'll have lots to write about between the thought of trying and my mom there's plenty of stories out there!


DinosaurD said...

Sami - it's so good to hear from you. I have a ton to say (as always) but not much time. Both my kids were very speech delayed but both were fairly normal (at least with regards to speech) by a little over 2 and a half years. My daughter still wasn't talking (really at all) this Christmas when she was 2 and a half and now she doesn't ever stop so some kids just take longer - hopefully Squeaker will be the same.
We did finally stop nursing during the very last days of 2009!
Anyway, I must try and get a hold of you on facebook so I can check out your Ernie pictures - I noticed you didn't include any info about the dogs (the dogs, darn it... how are they)?
I'm so glad you posted.

Yo-yo Mama said...

Well you know I'll be here waiting to see what comes next. I think preschool will be someting Squeaker enjoys. Plus, I love how they act when you come to get them: like you're the best thing since a scoop of ice cream on a hot day.