Tales from my life as a mom of 2 sons and 2 daughters


Cheli On Monday, July 6, 2009
I really need to update.. it's been forever since I have.

I finished my 3rd semester of school last week. I somehow managed to keep my 4.0 through the finals :) We'll see what next semester has in store. I am taking Mother/Baby, Health Assessment and Pharmacology 2 next semester. No surprise that I am slightly PSYCHED about the first :) Less than 250 days until I graduate. I'm very excited. I'm ready for the next chapter of our lives to begin. As far as my weight goes.. I'm stuck. I managed to get down to 153 and then gained a few lbs and have been hanging around in the upper 150s-160's since then. Don't think that finals helped much. But now that finals are over, I'm ready to start again. I'd REALLY like to see the 140s sometime soon. Boy you'd think when it's been this long since a real update I'd have more to say about me than I do.. oh well.

River is doing GREAT! He'll be 3 1/2 next month. His therapy for sensory integration is going good. He's made a ton of progress. His speech gets clearer every day. And he seems to understand what we're saying more and more as well. The things he comes up with surprise the heck out of me sometimes. The big news with River is that yesterday he started potty training and he is doing AMAZING! He is having 2 or 3 accidents a day still but he's also going on the big boy potty like 8 or 9 times a day. He is very interested and very into getting to wear his big boy pants and loves the praise he gets for going potty like a big boy. He's amazing! I'm so THRILLED that he's learning this easy. Everyone kept saying don't push him (not that we would have anyway) and he'd do it when he was ready. And it sure seems like it paid off. He's ready and it's going very easy. I'm hoping to have him day trained by the time he starts school next month. Yep that's right, August 24th will be River's first day of preschool! He'll go Monday-Friday 8am to 2pm and we're SO excited to get him back into a routine. I think it's just what he needs. His hair is growing out again. it's been 7 months since we had to cut it. I LOVE it looking long again. I missed it. He looks more like my River now.

Journey will be 17 months old in a little over a week. He's changing so much before our eyes. He's finally getting some hair (blonde) and his eyes have remained that beautiful blue! (YAY). He's got a mouthful of teeth ( 10 at last check) and he's such a chunk. I weighed and measured him here at the house and although they aren't the "official" stats. He is about 30 inches and 24 lbs. hehe. He has perfected the skill of walking. Is even running all over the house now. He's also learned to climb (and loves to show off the skill by climbing onto the couch and running along the cushions). He loves to play with his brother and he's a total momma's boy. He has a sweet beautiful little laugh that makes everyone smile and he's such a cuddle bug. He's learned how to give kisses now (big open mouth sloppy wet ones LOL) and will do so if you ask him for kisses. He's seeing a speech therapist once a week for right now and has learned how to sign "more" and "eat". He's started saying ma ma ma but I don't think he knows what it means yet. Still no actual words in his vocabulary. The speech therapist spoke with his early intervention coordinator a week or so ago and they want to get him started with Occupational Therapy as well. He is on a sippy cup now full time but doesn't seem to have the ability to sit up and drink from it so he has to lay down to do it. They think it has something to do with his trunk muscles. I think if he doesn't start showing some pretty good improvement in the next few months I'm going to talk with Early Intervention and see what programs are available for him that he might get more intensive therapy.

He was scheduled to have surgery on August 12th for his tubes for his ears but we got a call today from the scheduling center saying that the doctor had to go on emergency medical leave and won't be back until September so we have to reschedule the surgery for sometime in September by calling in August sometime to do it. Whatever. At least it's just for tubes. I'm really not even sure he needs the tubes. he hasn't had another ear infection in months. He goes back to GI sometimes this month for a re-eval as we've had him off of his acid reflux medication for a few months and they want to see how he does. He seems to be doing okay with out it. So hopefully come the end of the month he'll be done with one of the specialist. YAY.


dude said...

has anyone mentioned the reflux/ ear infection connection?

if he's outgrown the reflux, the ears may have corrected themselves.
maybe the delay is a lucky thing, and he can skip the tubes.