Well, we are all healthy again. Finally. Boy, if it wasn't Calvin feeling crummy, it was me. We kept trading off sickness for about 3 weeks, but I think we are past all the yuckyness now. In the mean time, we kept ourselves way too busy.
A week and a half ago we had a pre-transition meeting for Charlie. When kids with special needs turn 3, their therapies and services get all switched around. In fact, turning 3 is a BIG deal for a little guy with Down Syndrome. In the next several months we have many Developmental Assessments to schedule (Bailey Developmental Assessment, OT assessment, Speech, Gross Motor, Oral Motor ), and quite a few routine exams to do (eyes, ears, body, neck x-ray, blood work, possibly a sleep study, and a swallow study). All this information will be compiled and will help us to make some very important decisions: Where will we send Charlie to preschool (special ed preschool, regular preschool, regular preschool plus an aid to help him...); What type of therapy does Charlie still need and how much; What type of additional services would benefit him... It is all feeling like a little bit much. I mean, isn't Charlie just a little kid afterall? Oh well, we charge ahead.
My birthday was last Friday. I had a fever, again, but we managed to have a little fun. We went out to a noodle house I love, and had beautiful cold noodle salads. Then we went to pick up a bike trailer I found on Craigs List (a real score).
Saturday we had a honest-to-goodness b-day bash with family. Not only was it my b-day (observed), but it was Calvin's 6 month old b-day. We went out to a fancy restaurant. (Well, not too fancy. We did have the kids with us!) Then we all came back to the house for cake and a sporting game of Yatzee. (Word to the wise, avoid uncle Russell if you ever want a chance of winning at Yatzee. He got two of them!)
I'm 28 years old. You know if you would have told me when I moved to the North Coast what my life would be like in seven years, I would be blown away. A steadfast, fun, amazing husband (who took the kids so I could sleep until 10am on Saturday!!), two beautiful sons (the cutest kids ever!), Down Syndrome (a path I had never considered, but am so thankful for), a wonderful community and town that I live in, the opportunity to stay at home to watch these two spunky boys grow... My life is beautiful. I am thankful.