Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Speech & Occupational Therapy

A mother knows...

A mother knows when something is not right.  I'm an experienced mom, not the first mom type (no offense if you are) that worries over every little bump and scrape.  No, not me.  When muffin takes a fall I know he's OK, all the other mothers gasp...but I know how tough this kid is.  He usually hops right up and sometimes for my benefit says, "I'm ok!"

Muffin LOVES sand and DIRT!  I can't keep him away from it.  He loves the way it feels beneath his fingers, he loves to bury his toys and doesn't care if he gets absolutely filthy from head to toe.

He loves to jump, he loves the feeling he gets when he body slams superman style from couch cushion to couch cushion.  He likes to stand on his head.  He loves to jump.

He sometimes wants to be so close to me that he smacks my face between his two tiny hands, climbs on my back and pulls my hair...

Losing a toy can literally feel like a broken heart to him...

He knows all his colors, letters, and numbers.  He can spell his name.  He cannot tell you why something is the way it is.  He has been seen by 3 doctors now.  Everytime I get, "He's very smart and needs more discipline.  It's frustrating.  That is not what he needs.  There are pieces missing and I need to help him find a way to fit them together.  Today he finally met someone, his new speech therapist who also believes he needs occupational therapy.  Finally...

Sensory Processing Issues, or some part of that...I wanted to hug the therapist.  He also has oral aversions that cause him to have a VERY limited diet because he won't try new textures.  I'm so glad I feel like we are finally going to get the help we need for Muffin.

If you have been through anything like this I would love to hear from you.  So often when out with Muffin when he is not behaving I feel like everyone is staring at me thinking what a bad mom I am that I can't "control" my son.  He is a sweet boy and he doesn't deserve that.

More to come...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Still Here...

I'm still here. 

Since school started and worked has picked up momentum life has been in a word...crazy and exhausting.  OK, that's two words but anyway...

Puck is off to a great year in Kindergarten and we are so proud of him.
I joined the PTO and I have been working my little infant size photography business.

I've discovered that I don't do well when I am over scheduled.  It actually depresses me.  I get cranky and resentful.  I think I'm on the right path now. 

New Blog Posts coming soon.  I hope I still have some readers out there!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Mixed Emotions

Tomorrow is the day.  Tomorrow I send my first born son off on a big yellow school bus for the short ride to Kindergarten!  I'm so excited for him!
I'm also so excited for us as a family because having Puck in all-day Kindergarten lessens the strain on my mother-in-law who has been caring for him while I am at work.  She had been doing this since he was 3 months old.  I remember that first day like it was yesterday.  I remember handing him over to her and thinking that he was going to think that she was his mother.  I cried all the way to work and most of the day there.  I was a blubbering idiot.  I never imagined feeling that way and thought I would always want to work.  Having kids has completely changed my personal outlook on working...
We made it.  We made it 5 years and 10 months!  I'll be taking a million photos and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to hold back the tears but not because I'm sad.  No, those tears will be because I can't explain any other way how proud I am of my little man.