God is the madwoman in the attic.
I'm camped out on the threshold with my journal, camera, and plenty of snacks.

Friday, May 06, 2011


Returning here to share some of our gratitude from recent weeks:
~ Little N's speech has more consonants and clarity
~ He can ask for/demand what he wants and needs
~ He is a jumping bean! the sensory information is flowing through his joints and he loves it!
~ He's following simple directions
~ He enjoys sitting on the potty, and will ask to sit on it. Just sitting is enough, no action. The potty used to terrify him.
~ He drinks & enjoys & requests some of Daddy's protein shake! Out of an open cup! not a sippy. Making the shakes frightened him just weeks ago. Now he reminds Daddy to add the milk.
~ He chooses his preferred books for story time at night. First it was just selecting between 2 options. But now he'll just tell me "Red Tractor" "Chicka Chicka" "Higher Higher."
~ He understands and can work with the direction, "You may choose one small toy" even when he wants to buy a big green John Deere.
~ He can call for help. "Mommy! Mommy! Bug! Bug! Bug!" and there was a big scary spider crawling up the wall of his bedroom.

As for me and L:
~ I'm leaving my employer of 4 years and starting a new job
~ My current employer is being gracious about my departure
~ L is reducing his work schedule down to 20 hours on the weekends - more time together!
~ L is also picking up (we hope!) programming contract work

So we've been working on getting a lot of change into place. Next, navigating the transitions themselves.

And in all of this, Little N thrives, charms, and amazes.
We are so grateful.

No comments: