Monday, August 6, 2012


A few people have asked what our plans are for preschool for Lily. She will be starting in two weeks (I CAN'T WAIT!!!), and will be going Mon-Thurs mornings. She will have a para (one-on-one aide) and also get all her school-based therapies there (physical, occupational, and speech therapy). It's going to be great! I have been looking forward to it ALL summer.

I have felt like this summer was hard, not having any therapies or school environment. I really don't think it's best for Lily to go all summer with nothing. So, next summer will probably be different :). I don't know exactly what I'll be able to work out, since summer school has been completely cut from the budget, but there's got to be SOMETHING, maybe some camps?? We'll see. Right now I'm hoping and praying that she makes a lot of gains this school year.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Still Here!

First of all, thank you for all your comments recently wondering if everything is ok with us and Lily. Everything is just fine :)  I've just been...out of blogging mode. I don't know why. But it was nice to keep getting comments and I feel I owe everyone at least a quick update.

Lily is doing great. She has been pretty healthy all summer, and has really taken off with walking. She prefers to walk over crawling now, and now that she has mastered standing up in the middle of the floor without holding onto anything, she walks whenever she wants to go somewhere. She still isn't great at standing, and her gait is pretty clumsy, but she's getting better. We've been hitting physical therapy really hard this summer, in hopes to get her walking really well before preschool starts.

The only problem we're having with walking is that, since she is still fascinated with textured surfaces, she often wants to plop down in the middle of the sidewalk or parking lot (or street--ack!) so she can touch it. Obviously that can be a safety issue, so we are exploring getting a handicap tag so that we can park closer to wherever we're going.

This summer we've also been working on teaching her to drink from a straw, and she's doing really well with that. No more sippy cups!

In June we took swim lessons and Lily loved them. She LOVES the water. We might take some lessons again in the fall, too.

I'll leave you with a recent picture--her hair is getting so long!