Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guess who is talking?

Fall is here in New England and both boys are in school full time and loving it so far! Ryan does not love getting up at 6am but he is adjusting. Poor little guy has to get on his bus at 6:45am and has been a trooper. Cj has been waking up for school at 4am...ouch! This results in napping for an hour at school which is not good! But the last two days he has managed to sleep in until 5:30am! (Yay!)

When we woke up today Cj said HELLO (perfectly) I said HELLO back. He laughed. Then his brother Ryan came into the room and Cj laughed again and said RYYYYY! Ryan laughed and could not believe his ears! He just kept saying did you hear that Mommy! Then I said I love you and Cj said IIIIIIIIIII WUV YOU back! I would of kept on going all day but we had to get up and get ready for school. Hopefully this will continue!
I don't know folks but maybe just maybe this is a new beginning for a speech breakthrough...some real words! I have been hearing him say Ma loudly the last couple weeks when he needs something. He has said drink, wawa (water) more, wuv ya and ya (yes) in the past but nothing like this. He also has been trying to verbalize his choices lately too. Maybe his new speech therapist has a trick up her sleeve or maybe his brain is waking up? I am going to contact his speech therapist and see what she has to say about this new development!

All I can say is that we are thrilled!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Having a SN kiddo is tough work to say the least. Rewarding but tough! All the therapies, early intervention, ABR 2-4 hours plus a day for 5 years, doctors appointments, IEP's, feeding, bathing, changing diapers, dressing, equipment clinics and the list goes on and on and on. Plus having a very social, bright and active 5 year old is more work! I know kids are lots of work SN or not. But all you SN Moms know what I mean. We are warriors! I never thought this day would come.
It is Ryan's first day of kindergarten and the bus came at 6:30 I was told 7:30! Alarm was set for 6:40. Oh well my husband drove him his first day which I wanted anyway. My husband ask what are you going to do today? I said NOTHING absolutely NOTHING! I did not even cry! (Should I feel guilty?) Freedom! Time to read, workout and start my portrait business! I will miss the little guys but it is time for me time!
P.S. Cj is doing much better...notice the two top teeth! Gone! It helped having them pulled and a new mouth guard!