Monday, August 25, 2008

Updates and Lack of Organization

Do people today lack organizational skills?

Trevor is due to start Head First PreSchool next week - September 2nd. I went to the orientation in July, and was told I'd get a call the first week of August letting me know if he was in the morning or afternoon class, what time the bus would pick him up/drop him off, etc. Here it is the last week of August, and I had still yet to get that call. So last week I called and left a message - nothing! Today I call and leave a message! Then I come across the number for the actual center - so I call - speak to a lady who tells me she is just typing out the information right now as we speak and she is going to get it in the mail tomorrow. Why not just wait till the night before?! Geesh - nothing like keeping people waiting! Why aren't people more organized? I think parents should be kept in the know and not left waiting to find out when their child will be going to school.

Also, I decided today to call down to Bangor - namely the clinic that Trevor is supposed to have his evaluation at. A lady calls me back and we chat - going over Trevor's other evaluation with Child Development Services, and such. And we've come to the conclusion that he can probably get by with a smaller team evaluation instead of making him wait till next year because they are so booked. So she gave me her direct number and is going to talk to her peers about getting him in for this smaller eval. If they find he needs the other evals done, they will try to find people closer to home (for us) to do it, rather than making us come back down to Bangor again. Finally I feel like I am getting some where. I just wish it wouldn't have taken this long - I've been waiting for this since the first of June!

Breakdancing!

Trevor lately has taken to dancing - namely and mostly breakdancing! LOL! He's seen that lil redheaded boy on Disney ...what's his name...think Erin think...oh yeah, Daniel Cook doing some breakdancing, but that was well over a year ago...so where this came from I have no idea! It's way too funny though! He really tries to bust out a move or two! LOL!!

Imagine my suprise when he decided to start breakdancing in the middle of Walmart today! LOL!! It's funny, but you just never know what he'll say or do, especially in public.

Gotta love kids! :-)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Happy Birthday Victoria!

Well, it's not her birthday in the traditional sense - instead, today she is 9 mths old!

I must say it's been an amazing 9 months - full of absolute joy! Victoria has been a wonderful addition to our family - completing us!

She is growing into this little person with such a big personality! She takes after her brother in that sense!

9 months ago today...




And here she is today...






So without further ado, Happy Birthday baby girl! I love you so much! xoxo Mommy!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Milestones abound!

Woke up this morning to discover Victoria had a new tooth! Explains the excessive biting lately, the runny nose and overall crankiness at times! It's funny, by now Trevor had 8 teeth, and here she is just bringing in #3. Amazing how two kids can be so different!

This afternoon, she decided she could finally pull herself up to a standing position! Watch out world, here she comes! Didn't we just bring her home from the hospital? What is she doing standing up already? So not fair!

But, as if standing up wasn't enough - she decided to start cruising around - sometimes letting go - which always resulted in a tumble on her butt! LOL!!

I am so not ready for this - where has my baby gone?

I swear I was just complaining cause she was kicking the crap out of my uterus and now here she is ever so close to walking! Why is it that pregnancy seems to last forever and a day, and yet once they are here, time flies...why can't it be the other way around?

Here she is standing at my stuff to sell on EBAY...(hey, anyone need baby clothes? lol)

And here she is when she decided she could dive in head first! LOL!

(*No babies were hurt in the filming of this picture! LOL!)

Trevor & AS

For those who aren't aware, we have been given the initial diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome for Trevor. We've been waiting since the beginning of June for an appointment for further evaluation, which will take place downstate. Unfortunately, we still have yet to get our appointment. At the time, they were booking into December, but I am afraid that all this time, we probably won't end up getting in till Jan/Feb if not later.

Anyways, we have started Trevor on some medications - we felt this was the route to take for the time being. He was having major issues with rage, and obsessive compulsive behavior. The medicine is working wonderfully - we have our Trevor back without all the rage and OCD behavior. He's been himself again and it's been a wonderful thing to behold! However, the medication makes it so he can't go to sleep very easy at night. So we added another medication to the mix, but that unfortunately didn't work. He started becoming aggressive and full of rage again - complaining how he "couldn't take it anymore"...how his head and brain bothered him...how his heart wasn't beating...so we have stopped that medication. It obviously was not a good mix for him.

So this is where we are at at the moment. I feel like I am in limbo here - this waiting is driving me crazy! I just want some definite answers - I want help - I want to know what direction to go in. I feel like I have my hands tied behind my back! And frankly, it sucks!

Scissors and nailpolish!

Trevor, who is 4, just came at me with a pair of hair cutting scissors - he wanted to cut *my* hair! Yep, you read that right - MY hair! Um...don't be thinkin' so sweetie! LOL!! Several weeks ago, he cut his own hair - a big patch straight down the middle of his head - needless to say, he ended up with another crew cut after that!

When I said "no" to cutting my hair, he got nail polish out and thought he was going to polish my fingernails - AT THE COMPUTER! Just what I want - a 4 yr old with 4 yr old motor skills, opening nail polish around the computer! LOL!! Thanks for the offer sweetie, but mama is set on the hair cut and nail polish front! LOL!!