Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Actually, it wasn't that bad...he resisted this morning but this afternoon he was so hungry that he readily embraced the cup.
Now what to do with all the 25 bottles we have...hmmm.
Monday, July 30, 2007
I never thought "dead" would be one of Timothy's first words, but it was.
The story: After Timothy's hearing test, we went to eat at TGI Friday's with my cousin. Timothy pointed at the street sign behind us and daddy said "That says DEAD MAN'S CURVE." Timothy pointed at the word "dead" and said "Dead? Dead! Dead! Dead!" and the he slid over to the word "Man's" and said "Dead Muh, Dead Muh"
It took me awhile before I was able to get over the shock and get out the camera, but I still got him saying the word "dead"
I just wish I could have recorded "Deah Muh" as he pointed at each word
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
We got there, they were waiting for us, DADDY went into the booth with Timothy this time. When they said "Uh oh! Timothy, Timothy, look over here, buh buh buh" on the highest setting, he looked over. He wouldn't look over at ANYTHING else, though.
So, what she told us is this - We know with certainty that Timothy has *some* hearing in one OR both ears. He might only hear the low-pitched sounds, maybe only the high, or he might have perfect hearing. We really don't know.
She said we could take him to the hospital and have him put to sleep for another hearing test...we said no, thanks. Then she said she recommends we come back in another 2 months and maybe he'll be old enough then. Since we're paying for this out of pocket, I think we're going to wait a little bit past 2 months!!
She said 99% of the time when they pass the first 2 tests like Timothy did they have perfect hearing, but there have been a (very) few exceptions.
So...we really don't know anything.
My mommy-instinct tells me there's nothing wrong with his ears, though.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
And I hadn't even said anything about a book. He knew we get books at the library!!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Timothy had a swimming lesson yesterday morning at the college pool. He LOVED it! He worked on floating, hanging on the side, splashing, and blowing bubbles in the water. He also made a really good friend named Blake!!
THEN we we got home Grandma was here to visit and help out for a few hours.
THEN at 11:30 the speech therapist came. She told me stop speaking to Timothy in sentences. Yeah, right. I will *never* do that. Ever.
THEN at 3:00 the nutritionist and our service coordinator came. The nutritionist said Timothy has perfect nutrition - he needs at least 1000 calories a day and he's getting them. He weighs 22.5lbs and that's EXACTLY average for a child his age (50%). He is also slightly above average in height.
THEN Granny came and spent the night and she went to swimming lessons with us this morning!
Right now, Timothy's taking a nap from all that excitement!
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Daddy: What are you doing?
Me: I just got off the phone with poison control.
Yeah, that's his favorite thing to hear when he calls to check on us.
Timothy carried some lotion from the bathroom into his playroom yesterday, and he was just carrying it around so I didn't think much of it. I was cleaning up his videos that he had thrown all over the room, and when I looked over he had the lid off the lotion and I watched him squirt a big squirt into his mouth. Of course, he wouldn't spit it out, and got mad at me because I wouldn't let him eat MORE.
Poison control said he might have diarreah but he should be fine. He didn't have diarreah, though.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The lady in front of me was paying for her items and she turned around and said "I hate people like YOU" in a most disgusted tone and left.
People like me who...talk to their kids? Or talk to their kids about balloons? Or take their kids to the dollar store? I guess I'll never know.
It was Christmas in July yesterday when Timothy got some new toys I found on clearance at Target and at the thrift store. His favorite new toy was a telling-time owl that I got for $1 at Goodwill. He didn't care for Mr. Potato Head.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I'm so upset!
He *hates* it!!
I sent him more for him than for me. I thought that he'd like making friends, being around kids. I thought they would tell a story and sing Bible songs or DO SOMETHING, but instead they transfer him from one "device" to another (exersaucer, swing, playpen). And they're not moving him to another classroom when he turns 1, although I asked them to.
So, he won't be going back.
Even watching Sesame Street in Spanish like he is now is better than sending him there so he can be put into devices and cry the whole time while I cry the whole time at home because I know he's miserable.
Daddy's working 8 days straight and I'm in a tough class, but I'll drop the class if I have to rather than have him miserable in an exersaucer. *sigh*
His hearing test did not go that well yesterday. We drove to downtown Dallas and they were going to do 3 tests. He passed the first 2. The third test was one where he sits in a booth and plays with toys, and they make a noise around him and he looks over at it. He NEVER looked up from his toys!
I was SO afraid that they were going to say he was profoundly deaf just because he was too busy playing with toys to pay attention to them, but they didn't. Because he passed the first 2 tests, the most he has is mild hearing loss - he should be able to hear speech at a conversational level.
They want to repeat the last test again so they can know if he has perfect hearing or mild hearing loss - we go back Friday, July 27th. Maybe he'll be more cooperative then!
I left Timothy today just screaming and crying - he didn't want to go. I don't blame him. They don't DO anything. I asked the director about what they do and she said they just put him in an exersaucer, put him in a swing, put him down for a nap...I know he hates it! He started crying as soon as he saw the building.
The other kids in his class (2) are not even crawling yet. I asked if when he turned a year he'd move classroom and she said no, and I said I was disappointed because I thought he'd be around children and explained about his delayed language and everything else, and she said "Well, there will be one other kid in the fall and he's only 2 1/2 months younger than Timothy!" Like that's supposed to make me feel better.
I'm so upset - I hate taking him in but I have SO much to do this week for class and this is my only opportunity to get it done. However, I'm so upset that I can't work on it.
He will NOT be going in the Fall.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I'm serious - when he eats pineapple, he eats a whole can of pineapple. He eats a half can of sardines (that's all we give him at a time). He easily finished a stick of string cheese. He LOVES white onion. He'll eat peas, lima beans, sweet potato fries, raisins, olives...he just loves food!
Keeping him full is just about a full-time job, though!!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
He's never shown any interest in the piano before, but daddy was playing with it a few days ago and Timothy realized it makes noise. This is his first time to ever play - watch how he wants up on the seat.
We're very proud of our baby Beethoven!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
When we went to pick him up, they had him in an exersaucer. He was just standing there staring at the woman who was singing to him like she was insane. I don't think he liked the exersaucer too much. He wasn't really having a great time, but he wasn't crying, either.
On Thursday we went to Animal House Parties and Grapevine Mills Mall and we ate at Rainforest cafe. On Friday we went to the Fort Worth Zoo and the Museum of Nature and Science. Yesterday, we had a garage sale. It's been a really busy couple of days. Now, Timothy's throwing fits and is just difficult...we're trying to get him back on his schedule and back to normal.
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
More to come...we've got to leave for a fourth of July parade!!
Monday, July 2, 2007
Yahoo News! Article - Exercise *grows new brain cells*
From the article: "The researchers also examined the hippocampus region of the brain, involved in learning and memory. Neurons there increased dramatically in the depressed rats after wheel-running."
That's why we're focuing so much on the physical program right now.
It is NO coincidence that in families who walk early the children have learning problems. Creeping and crawling are the foundations for intellect later on.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
I'm hoping this clears up before Tuesday - he's supposed to start Mother's Day Out and we've already pre-paid for the whole month. We really want him to be able to go!