Friday, May 20, 2011

May 10th - 19th

Picture-A-Day:

Ok, I've been in a bit of a creative funk. I'm feeling like everything in my life is repetitive (and it probably is), and there's nothing to take a picture of that I haven't already done/written about. Also we've been super busy, so maybe I just haven't had time or energy to be creative and look for unique and interesting things.

5.10.11 don't they look alike? they're so pretty.

5.13.11. Little J enjoying a summery day.

5.15.11. Sunday afternoon. Yep, she's reading chapter books.
5.19.11. Jayna with her pre school teacher on the last day.

5.19.11. Alyssa's choir concert, they sounded so great!
Also, this past week we've been painting our house. I could have taken a picture of that, but I don't want to get my camera out when I'm all full of paint. We painted by hand for a while - it took me like 3 hours to do a tiny little section. So we bought a refurbished paint sprayer we found on Ebay for $50. It's much faster. Hopefully we'll get that all done in the next couple weeks.

On Tuesday I drove little J down to Indy to see a developmental pediatric specialist to talk about his delays. He was born premature, and has always been a little delayed in reaching his milestones.  It was a long tedious day - 4 hour drive to the clinic, 2 hour appointment, 4 hour drive home. But I felt it was worth it. The doctor confirmed everything we already knew (which for me is a relief that I'm not making a big deal out of nothing). She said he has significant delays, but they're mild, which is good. And even though he's a bit behind, he's progressing, which is also good. She ordered some tests, and she also recommended additional speech therapy (he's already getting developmental therapy, focusing on speech). I feel nervous about the tests. It's like I'm standing on a bridge and have no idea what's on the other side. We might be entering into a whole new world of parenting ("special needs"). What if all of our tried and true methods don't work for him? But, I know it'll be ok. No matter what the outcome, we love that little guy so much, and the true desire of our hearts is for him to have the most successful life possible. And just as if he were our biological child, I feel that our job is to give him every possible benefit that will add to his success.

1 comment:

  1. love the pics and love the post about J. CAN"T WAIT till June!!!!

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