So far we have yet to hear from Dr. V, despite the fact that she has no idea we got the results directly from the lab. I'm a bit disappointed, but am trying to give her the benefit of the doubt. I emailed her again on Friday asking if she'd received the written report, but no response as of yet. Now I have this niggling little feeling that perhaps the results weren't clear-cut and she's doing some more behind-the-scenes investigation. Ah, how my mind wanders! She's likely just really busy and hasn't had time to get back to me.
Joey is doing really well these days. He now bounces himself up to a kneeling position, which is great. He has also gotten extremely FAST when scooting around on his backside, he's like a rocket! It's definitely time for some baby gates as he's made it to the top of the stairs many times now, but we're never far behind. All of our stairs are hardwood though, one set ending on ceramic tile, so I'd rather not wait for that one time I can't get to him fast enough and over he would go.
Still no words as of yet, just lots of baby-like noises. We now have a one-on-one worker, Nicole, that takes Joey every Thursday afternoon to work on speech, she's wonderful and Joey loves her! I do feel that he is understanding more, and most recently he learned the word "hug"...when he is on my lap or sitting beside me I can just say "hug" and he lays his head on my chest while looking up at me with his big brown doe-eyes and a smile. It melts me!
Yesterday was the first of the month, which means we marked another month of Joey's life with a picture of him with his bear to show how much he's grown. A whole 26 months old, unbelievable. So here he is, with a shot from when he was 13 weeks old, just for comparison. He's such a little boy now!
This kid now refuses to just sit still and pose with the bear, as soon as we put him down he was off, trying to get to the camera as quickly as possible. My camera is quick but still only managed to capture him while on his way across the floor to me.
So today we're off to OT. Our appointment is at 10am, which I think will yield better results than the 11:30am appointments we've been having in the past. The poor kid is ready for a nap by noon, so he's usually pretty tired and we don't get much accomplished.
P, J & J