Isaac started daycare last week. We're taking him to Spring Ridge Academy (thanks for the rec Ms. Deb!).It's been difficult...for me at least. Andrew and I brought him on the first day and he did well. We started him part time until Andrew starts school (in 2 weeks) just to ease him into it. The first day went well but then I had to bring him one morning and it was horrible. He clung to me like crazy and screamed. I cried all the way to work. Ugh. But I picked him up yesterday and he was playing outside iwth his new friends. I know it'll take some getting used to (for both of us) but it's been really tough. On his first day, I cried ALL day at work. I can't believe he's such a big boy now. The people are really nice there and we're comfortable leaving him in that environment so that makes me happy. Here are some pics....Oh yeah, and random note: can you believe he sleeps on a big boy mat? *boo hoo*
This year for Mother's Day we went to my cousin Maritza's house for a crawfish boil. It was fun to get the cousins together with all the children. Some of the kids also went swimming. The night before we had went to dinner with Andrew's parents to celebrate the day with them. Oh, and on Friday I got flowers delivered to work :) I am so blessed.
The church has an event every year at the City Park Carousel Gardens but we obviously haven't been able to go in a couple of years. This year we went with Nanny, Grandma, and Aunt J. We had a blast! Isaac ran around like crazy as usual. He also went on the train around the park, the carousel (a couple of times!) and the big slide. I'm sad because I took a video of that with Nanny and Aunt J but it was too dark :( Here are some pics!
Isaac had his 18 month checkup not too long ago. Now that we've moved back to New Orleans, he is able to go to my old pediatrician which is pretty cool. I didn't get to go to the appt because of work, but daddy took him.The visit went pretty good. He had to get a couple of shots but he did ok. He weighed 24 lbs 12oz and 31 inches tall. His weight/age is at the 25%ile, his length/age is at the 10%ile (ok, so he's short! haha). His weight/length is a little above the 75%ile. That makes me laugh because it means he's short and pudgy. And he's my cutie. One thing that the dr. was concerned about is his lack of speech. Isaac says "dada" and that's about it. He recommended a hearing test and to see a speech therapist.
I take things that doctors say with a grain of salt. And no, I don't think I'm smarter...I just take it with a grain of salt. I work with them and they're not always right. haha. So because of that, we decided against the hearing test. I'm pretty sure he can hear just fine. He follows commands and he dances to music. But we did follow up with speech. That appointment was today.
Andrew said it went well. She spent a lot of time observing Isaac. She agreed that Isaac does communicate with us very well and thought that cognitively, he was on track. He was able to point pictures out to her and was able to show her what to do with things (put a cup to his mouth, push a car, brush his hair, etc). She said that he plays normally which is a good thing seeing that with some conditions (like autism) you can see a difference in playing styles. So that makes me happy. She wants us to follow up with either another speech therapist to help him work on his actual physical speech skills (She is really really booked up for awhile). Or she wants us to look into Early Steps which is a program offered by the state for things like this. They come out to your house and everything...just not sure if we'll qualify.
Bottom line: He's behind on his speech but he is communicating with us.We were also encouraged to do some things at home. She wasn't too concerned yet and told us that some babies tend to start talkinga little closer to 2 years old and just like to take their time. SHe also thinks he may be a little behind due to his lack of being in daycare as...which is another post all by itself. :)
Hi everyone! It's time for Austin's army again. The Angelman Walk in Houston is next week Saturday and we are raising funds again for the foundation. Click here to find out more about Austin or to donate. We're hoping we'll be able to make the walk but we're not positive yet. It's apparently going to be a last minute decision. Either way, we support the foundation as well as Isaac's big cousin Austin. He has made so much progress in this past year! We love you, Austin.
A couple of weekends ago we decided to take a trip up to Lafayette. It was really fun to be able to spend time with everyone. Tio Seg and G even came in town! The water was cold but Isaac was still dying to get in the pool, so he did with daddy. He also discovered the doggy door and that kept him occupied for awhile.
Since we've moved back to New Orleans, we've been wanting to go down to the Riverwalk just to hang out. So a couple of weeks ago, we did just that. We ate, played in the grass, and went down to the Farmer's Market. It was a lot of fun. Isaac has a blast wherever he can ran around like crazy. Enjoy these pics and video!
So, we finally got our computer working again and I'm ready to get ya'll updated! This Easter was great. We went to church in the morning. Then we came home and Andrew, Isaac, Molly, and I all went to the park. Isaac was a little grumpy at first but he eventually warmed up to it. He even went on the carousel with me. After that we went to Nanny and Poppy's and had an Easter egg hunt. It was a great day and we are so happy to be back home!