Monday, March 30, 2009

Early Childhood Special Education Summer Program

So today we got the information about the Early Childhood Special Education summer program that Sean qualified for. It is for four weeks over the summer and for 3 hours a day four days a week.

It is so crazy when we first found out he qualified for the services we didn't think he would need to go to the summer program but now that he has started and is going every day we have noticed a lot of great changes in his social and coping skills.

He still needs more help in those areas but with us going to the summer program he will continue to get those therapies as well as the OT and SPEECH which is great.

We will continue to get the OT and OT aquatic therapy. Well actually we are switching to PT aquatic therapy so we can get PT in there is over a year and half wait to get an after school, evening, weekend PT session.

So things are going well and we will be sending Sean to the summer program.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sean is 3 and Spring Pictures

Here are just a few of the pictures mostly my favorites out of the 80 pictures:)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

More Big Boy Bike Pics

Here are some pictures today of Sean riding his big boy bike!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Big Boy Bike

So life has been so hectic lately that I have not much time to blog. I feel like life is busier now that I am not working not sure how that works.
But just wanted to check in and give an update on how life is going around here.

Sean continues to amaze us daily my dad got Sean a bike last summer for a garage sale and than for his birthday he got training wheels. My mom and dad watched him a few days last week when I had a few meetings, and job fairs.

I came home and he was outside riding his bike his BIG BOY BIKE with training wheels all by himself. I had tears in my eyes I know the training wheels helps with the stability but he can get on and off the bike himself and he can steer and ride in round and round.

We drew a fake road on our driving with chalk and it had stops signs, and go signs and he was driving on the road it was too cute. My camera only let me take one picture and than it died and it has rained every day since or has been to cold to be outside to get more pictures but here is the one I did get.

As for the potty training front we have gone about 25 times in the last 7 days but it isn't something I am pushing because he is tending to hold it now longer and than go and explode during nap time or bedtime so maybe he just isn't ready yet so we will see how the next week goes and take it from there.

As for the job front still looking, still applying, not to much out there but I know there is something it is just finding it or it finding me, please continue to pray thanks so much.

As for the seizures there has not been anymore activity that I have seen and I feel I would see it more now that he is home with me for a half a day each day.

As for school he is doing great he loves getting on and off the bus, he is still hitting, pushing, crying a lot at school but we are working on it and it has gotten much better.

Sean has decided to not eat anymore. I know he has so much going on that he would rather be doing but for example today he only ate
breakfast 1/2 banana, and a 4oz yogurt, water

lunch 1/2 peanut butter jelly sandwich, 1/2 cup milk

dinner 3 bites of chicken squares, 1/2 cup milk

That is so little, but he is a big boy so I am not to worried but it is unlike him normally he eats a lot. But the last few weeks I notice he has eaten a lot less.

As for being home with each other we both love it. He is on spring break this week so it is a crazy week. Today we went to the library and played on the computer, played in the Thomas hut, and checked out a bunch of books. Tomorrow we are playing with Amanda and Leah at Kohl's Children's Museum which should be a lot of fun. Thursday we have therapy and on Friday we are going to attempt to get his 3 year old/spring/Easter so wish us luck I may need it.

Here is the ever so cute picture of my big boy on his BIG BOY BIKE.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Potty Training Help

So I need everyones opinion on the so much talked about topic of POTTY TRAINING.

Okay so I think Sean is really ready.

He tells us he needs a diaper change with both pee and poopy.

He will go lay down and asked to be changed.

He holds it for a couple of hours at a time.

He wakes up most mornings dry.

We put him on the potty every morning that he is dry and he goes most of the time.

He will tell us sometimes that he has to go potty and we put him on there and he goes.

So all those cues and things makes me feel he is ready............................. but

He holds it in sometimes and won't go on the potty and say his tummy hurts (from holding it) so we know he has to go.

Should we do the whole Pull Up thing or straight to Big Boy Undies?

He sometimes fights us about going on the potty. A few months ago he would go all of the time and than we tried big boy pants and he went them and than refused to go on the potty and wanted diapers....................

So I don't want to push him if he is NOT ready but there are so many more signs showing he IS ready?

What is your opinion?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

no naps, painful recovery, mud, but loving it

So Sean has been doing pretty well this week and adjusting with me being home with him after school the only struggle we are having is that I am in TONS of pain from the surgery and Sean has decided he doesn't want or need a nap.... anymore.

The only day he has napped this week was the day I had surgery and my dad watched him all day. Today was a beautiful day out and still is so we played outside for a little while hoping it would make Sean tired, but no such luck. I will be going to bed early tonight.

Well mud is for the dog he is covered in mud when he comes in an it is very hard for me to bend over to clean his paws off so that is irritating me a lot.
But here are some pictures from today! I have truly enjoyed every extra moment I get to spend with Sean but mommy needs a nap and to rest so I can stop bleeding!

Tonight we have open house at Sean's school to we have to go to so it is going to be a long evening with no naps:)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Lots of updates and prayers please

So I have a lot to update on, sorry I have not blogged in awhile.

1. I got laid off this past week. I can not believe it, my entire team got laid off. So I am now looking for a new job please pray I can find one and soon. The way it was handled was not nice, or professional (but more on that later)

2. Please pray Patrick does not lose his job too. We both worked for the same company and he was told last week he was "safe for the week".

3. I am having surgery this Tuesday, a couple of weeks ago I was in the ER and was told I had a cyst on my ovary and a kidney stone. Well the kidney stone is gone but my cyst has gotten double it size. They are suppose to get smaller (I just ended my cycle)

Now it is to big for it go away on its own, the doc is hoping to do this laparoscopy but may have to open my c-section scar because of scar tissue. Please pray he can do it the non invasive way.

4. I got invited to go to DC for Lobby Day with the American Heart/Stroke Association so Obama HERE I COME! I can not wait!

5. I am now a steering member of the SSEEO for pediatric stroke through my local hospital and AHA/ASA so I am excited about that too.

Please keep us in your prayers that my surgery goes well, Sean adjusts to his mommy being home for a little while (which I am looking forward to as well), that Patrick is safe in his job and I can find something soon. So if you know anyone hiring please tell me!

Thanks and more to come after my surgery!