Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Updates: Therapy, Dentist, Brutus, Reading

Whew! We made it!

It has been a long week around our house. Jonathan was gone all week for work, and the kids were, well, kids! But, we made it and are ending on a positive note =)

Therapy: Adding more
Anna had two really good therapy sessions this week. She worked really hard each time, and showed some definite improvement in a few areas.

We are looking at (and most likely will be) adding a physical therapist (PT) to our weekly therapy concoction. We all, parents and therapists alike, would like to see Anna bearing more weight on her legs and, of course, crawling.

So, soon we will have a PT evaluation (required for documentation and procedures for State Early Intervention), and will be adding our third weekly therapy session. Three seems like a lot, but we all want what is best for Anna. Between the ages of 1 and 2 kids learn to do so much, so we want to make sure that Anna is getting every input that she needs so she can continue to learn and develop. Plus, we have some catching up to do!

Dentist: No Cavities!
All three kids went to the dentist this week. Charlie and Paige were excited to get new toothbrushes, and I was excited that they have no cavities! I rewarded them appropriately with a lollipop =)

Anna had her first dentist appointment. I know, she is only one and has only two teeth, but we have insurance for her, so we might as well use it. Anna was not overly thrilled with the whole dental exam. Mostly, I think she was just upset that I was making her miss her nap. Anyway, the doc. said her two teeth that she has look good, and that the overall shape of her mouth looks good. She saw a couple more teeth buds on top, so we might look forward to having more teeth soon.

Brutus: Looking Good!
Brutus seems to be back to normal. He is no longer 'sleeping' on the rock and is swimming around much more. I guess our little guy just has a sensitive stomach and we have to be careful not to overfeed him.

Reading: Charlie is a wiz!
Charlie has been doing really well at reading! He has earned three certificates from his teacher just this week! He is learning new words all the time and is now trying to read everything with print on it. I can't wait for Anna to sit on his lap and him to read a story to her - he can't wait either =)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lori! You must be exhausted after a week of flying solo. Coincidentally, my latest post has a few questions about dental care and it seems you are one of the perfect people to ask! How was it? How did you prepare Anna for it?
    My latest post at: Bill and Ria