Here are the boys stats from their 2 year checkup. No shots, just a finger stick for a lead test.
Caden: 27 lbs 14 oz; 49%
Conor: 36 inches; 92%
Caden: 35.5 inches; 85%
Since I have all the time in the world to write this deep and meaningful post, I figured now is a the perfect opportunity. I've been collecting my thoughts about our new EI experiences and new SLP. I personally have had such positive and great interactions so far and I am thrilled (and relieved!). After all, there are so many stressors and challenges day to day, I prefer my blog be a fun trip down memory lane (documenting delicious meals, remembering different moments in pregnancy, or looking back at fun memories with my babies). I've also been thinking about some of the best parenting advice I've received, as well as good lessons I've learned along the way. So I thought it would be fitting to share these together in a post!
*New EI experience blurb: We think our new SLP is fantastic. She and I are totally on the same page with things. She has SO many positive things to say about Conor and Caden and genuinely seems thrilled to be working with them. It's a fantastic fit. I also have to stop a moment and give one of my sister and Lindsey's friends Sondra a BIG shout out and thank you for helping us over a hurdle a month or two ago. Since we weren't having the most positive EI/SLP experience, Chrissy reached out to Sondra who is an SLP in a different area. She wrote me lengthy emails, watched videos of the boys, took the time to write the nicest and most thorough responses, and included different tactics we could implement ("BOOM!") which have been tremendous with the boys, especially Caden. So Sondra (and Chrissy), I need to thank you because you showed me the positive and fun side of working with an SLP...and honestly you are the reason why we started back up. We love our new SLP and couldn't be more grateful. for the extra push. I know for sure I will be much happier in the long run and even happier than we didn't just abruptly quit the program. After all it is intended to help the boys, not just give mama anxiety and stress. :)
*Current situation. The boys woke up, and we came inside to have a relaxing nursery rhyme show on youtube ("little baby bum" - their FAVORITE) while they wake. It's very calming.
This picture feels like it was taken last week - not a year ago....