And speaking of Finleigh, what I was going to say yesterday before I was so rudely interrupted by the absence (yes, I actually do know how to spell it properly when my 's' is working) of some crucial letters is that we have an application in for her to get a speech device as well. The good doctor that will be overseeing our appointments for the hopeful diagnosis we will be receiving mentioned that she may be needing one in the future. That was enough for her SLP, who has been suspecting that she may have some form of dyspraxia (or Childhood Apraxia of Speech, as she called it) to say, let's see if we can get her one. Thanks Dr. G. Can't wait to see you in February!
But Finleigh is speaking more now. She still struggles with her consonant sounds, but her vowel sounds in words is pretty right on. She attempts almost any word now, dropping or mispronouncing the consonants, but if you really pay attention, you can figure out what she's saying. She says things like "juice" and other food related words. She also said "pink" and "purple" the other day. Please, Thank You, Sorry and Excused are her best manner words. She'll sing the alphabet song. It' sounds like "A, B, E, E, E, E, E...." But at least she's trying. A year ago, she'd barely babble.
As I sit here, I realize that I haven't even told you about our report cards that came out a few weeks ago. It was all very exciting. Finleigh got a normal report card this year and even scored at level for several things... because her teacher tested her receptive language and not her expressive. She knows most of her shapes, colors and body parts. It was so gratifying to see. And Willem. Willem's report card was AMAZING. I hate to brag, but seriously, I cried when I saw it. It's amazing what a good teacher and more challenge can do for a kid. Nate's was okay. He's showing a lot of the same traits that Will had in kindergarten. He's challenging his teacher just a bit, but he's still doing very well.
I have lots more to say. Now that my in-laws have been for a delightful visit and the house is relatively settled and Christmas is decorated for, I will have a little more time. Still not as much as I used to, but more. And I'll write more in the days to come. If I don't decide to crazily attempt a baking spree.
But my really big news today is that I joined Twitter. Oh yes, I was a hold out for a very long time and I'm not sure how often I'll use it, but my friend Tara is co-hosing an event on Tuesday and I'd love to win the prize, so I joined. Go check it out... you'll want to join too. You can follow me @adaybyday (can you believe that name was free? I was awfully excited), and I'll follow you too. But I will warn you that my life really is very, very unexciting.
I've missed the internet. It's good to be back.