Monday, October 26, 2009

Good days and bad days

We've been having some good days here lately. Lex had his second birthday party and he loved it. We had several little boys running around our little apartment and playing together, it was so cute. We also had a conference with Lex's daycare teachers and it went wonderfully. His teachers told us how fun he is to have in class and how much they enjoy having David, Lex's speech therapist, come in to work with Lex, them and the other kids in his class. They have worked it out with the director of the center so that until Lex has caught up to other kids his age he'll stay in the 18-23 months class. His teachers also told me they are writing down every word they hear him say to share with us and David, last week he said "nice" which made me very excited, this was in addition to the word "down". He's been trying to say go, which comes out gah but I know what he's saying.

We had a drive by here the day before Lex's birthday party, luckily none of us were home and the guy who shot at my neighbor has since been arrested. But since then I haven't felt safe in my home and I am looking for a place for us to move. There is one place I'm interested in moving us to but the bad news with that place would require us to find homes for two of our three cats. I know Lex's safety comes first but I love my kitties so it's tough.


Shannon said...

Sounds like Lex had a great birthday party!

I have a friend who's 2 year old didn't say much of anything. They also had her in speech therapy and now she is a highly talkative 3 year old. I'm amazed at the difference it made. I'm sure Lex will make great improvements too!

Sorry to hear about the drive by. That really sucks. Hopefully you can find a safe and affordable place to live.

Sarah R said...

Aw, sounds like Lex is doing just awesome!

You could always move here--too bad the job market sucks. It's very quiet though and violence is practically unheard of (minus the occasional drunken brawl during Oktoberfest or something like that).

MommyP said...

I wanted to ask you if you've looked in to Fish Oil supplements at all? I've been doing some research, and it seems to be rather helpful for kids like ours... It helps with eye contact, and speech development, supposedly. And if it doesn't help these things, at least it's healthy, so it's not hurting! I'm starting the boy on it this weekend, so I'll let you know how it goes!

Lex is doing so well!!!

Cate said...

I have started him on fish oil several times but I don't give it to him with any regularity, I really need to buckle down on that.

MommyP said...

I had Stephen on it for a while, but it seemed to mess with his reflux. Now that it's under control, I'm going to try some of the gummy supplements!