Friday, December 13, 2013

1 out of 4

The wait for Drake's top front teeth is still an ongoing process. Thank you for the many suggestions to help cope! So far we only have 1 of 4 that have broken through, but we can see  the neighboring tooth becoming visible. Hopefully by tomorrow he will have 2/4 and we will be 1/2 through! His teething has made keeping up with our daily routine and regimen a bit challenging, but we are doing the best that we can. This soon (or eventually) will pass and we will be back on track with our regularly scheduled program. Right now our goal is to keep him comfortable and as pain free as possible. 

He has been doing really well in his therapy pool! We have it set up in Gran & Poppy's bathroom for right now. It says to use it in a garden tub or shower. We don't have a garden tub at our house, but I'm sure we will figure out a way to make it work once we bring it home. He really has to use his entire body and all of his muscles in the water. When his legs float out from under him, it is up to him to figure out how to get them back underneath. I think he enjoys the freedom he has in the water. 

A friend of mine asked what the goals were for the pool and how it works. The warm water soothes, calms, and relaxes while stimulating improved muscle tone through movement. It helps with strength & tone, range of motion, digestion, breathing & cough reflex, alertness and social play, sleep patterns, spatial awareness, scoliosis, shoulder dystopia & high-tone relaxation.  
Kennedy is running all over the house, and she definitely keeps us on our toes! Yesterday she spotted Drake's Speech therapist's iPhone. She reached for it and said, "thank you." His therapist said, "no, thank you" and moved her phone. Kennedy stood and looked at her for a moment and then reached for it again and said, "mine!" I jumped in with a "no, ma'am. That is not your phone." She started saying Drake this week...well, she says, "Dake, Dake." She also started saying, "Mere, Mere" for Aunt Meredith, "J,J" for Jacob, and "See-Sa" for Lisa. She pretty much repeats everything that I say :) It is really cute when she points at the tree and says Christmas Tree. She still amazes us with what all she says and comprehends. She also started bringing us diapers and wipes when she wants her diaper changed. Drake's therapist really get a kick out of it when she does this! Maybe little miss smarty pants is going to be ready for potty training soon. 

Snuggling with mommy! 

Napping on nurse Lisa! Snug as a bug! 

Pool time!

Helping daddy work today.

Hanging out with daddy.

Busted! She climbed in the kitchen drawer to play.


  1. You just made my day. Thank you for sharing.