Saturday, June 3, 2006

A Very Good Day in Toddlertown

Today John has made some improvements in all areas. He woke up with bright smiles this morning after an uninterupted night of sleep, by him or us. We had time to get things ready for his OT Desirae to show up. This was the first time she had seen him in his gait trainer and moving around. Before today we had either just gotten him up or had already removed him from it when she arrived. She was thrilled to see how well he was able to follow her around the kitchen. After seeing him in the gait trainer we took him out and worked on the floor with him in a crawling position and on his side supported on his elbow. This was the first time that he didn't fuss and holler the whole time we were working on him, just part of it. The time flew and therapy was over. John accomplished a great deal, and everything went alot smoother. We also got to pass along the Bumbo chair that had helped John a great deal in the beginning, he had graduated from it weeks ago. Desirae has another little boy that she works with that can use the Bumbo chair, and will mark it, "From John with love."

After Desirae's visit we sat down to eat breakfast, and this morning the little stinker was in fine form. We had cereal and once again he would only eat blueberries from daddy, at least he ate a good mnay and kept them down. But when he was offered a bite off of dad's bagel he bit it off himself, but then looked right at dad and rolled it off his tongue onto the tray. His attitude is certainly not delayed in its development. After therapy and breakfast he was tired and needed changing so we cleaned him up and put him down for a nap.

He took a nice long nap and woke up with big grins and fingers in his ears. John spent some time playing in his exersaucer and then we decided that he looked like he needed some crab legs since he hadn't been very crabby at all today. We went to our favorite Chinese buffet and the crab legs were very good, even John agreed. He ate well and was of course very entertaining to the waitress, who is always glad to see and help him to smile. After dinner we went to the store to pick up a few things that were needed and John was very much the charmer to everyone that looked his way. We brought him home and got him ready for bed and he is now sleeping peacefully, hopefully it will be another good night.

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