It has been so long since I have last posted. Life seems to get in the way of blogging. I have found that most of the older micro preemie moms slack off on their blogs around the age of 4. I am not sure why that happens. Could be that life gets busier with the children in school? Could be that we start to think about how our child feels having their pics out there? Or could it be that we just get tired of talking about it? I am not sure, but I have certainly fallen into that category.
Randy is six now and on his way to kindergarten. I waited a year to send him and I think it will be one of the best decisions I could have made. He is so much more mature now that a year ago. He is able to regulate his emotions better. He is able to communicate the Why and How questions better. He is pretty solid academically knowing all his letter and sounds and spelling some short words. He will still have an IEP and will be in a mainstream classroom with vision supports and support from the intervention specialist. I am nervous as he exits preschool and becomes a school age child.
Randy is doing hippo therapy weekly and his therapist boasts on how strong his core is becoming. I notice that he is beginning to run and not gallop. It is still a very crude run, but is vastly improved from just six months ago. He is also still swimming. He can swim two complete laps (four lengths of the pool). I am beyond thrilled. His teachers want to boot him adaptive aquatics because he is doing so well. I have mixed feelings about this. I understand that they may need room for a more involved child; I get that. But I think what frustrates me is that when a child is successful with accommodations then people automatically assume they no longer need the accommodation. Maybe they were successful because that had the accommodation. This happens in education as well. I am not sure why some follow a failure model.
Randy is riding his tricycle very well. I found a larger one at Tractor Supply Store. It is pretty big. I hope that next year I get him to ride a two wheeler with training wheels. Right now he is too unsteady. I guess that is it for now. I may do a medical update post soon.
6 months ago