Thursday, October 1, 2009

Next step?

Eon is doing great in his gross motor development. I am so proud of him. I think a huge part of his success is his amazingly positive and knowledgable PT, Jill! She is a gem! She is his biggest cheer leader and I joke that he could be laying in the corner like a blob and she would think he was super. :) I once brought up my fear that he would "butt scoot" instead of crawl and she looked at me all aghast and exclaimed, "I have never had a child butt scoot!" I guess we don't need to worry about that.

As he grows and matures, I am feeling like it's all happening too fast! Which, of course, is silly because the reality is that he's hitting milestones in slow motion compared to his typical peers. (I guess....I don't really pay attention to the "norms"). But, I worry that I'm behind.

I want to research vitamin therapies and supplements. I intended to have already decided whether to get the "Love and Learning" or the "Your Baby Can Read" programs and still haven't spent any time on either of them. I've only purchased the first "Baby Signing Times" dvd and only know about 4 signs from it. The kids know all of them, of course. And, I read a thread today on the use of flashcards on Babycenter's Ds board, and I have no idea what they're talking about! But, it sure sounded like I should.

Ack! I can't keep up! And he's moving slowly. I do this every once in awhile. I panic thinking I am not providing all he needs. Then, I realize that he's doing great and being "one of the bunch" is something that he needs and we have that down pat. Balance is key and I don't think I've had that since baby number two!

In other news, he learned to drink from a straw cup, yesterday. How cool is that?!


  1. that is AWESOME that he is drinking from a sippy cup. Give yourself grace, my friend. A lot has been going on in your world as of late......grace...grace....grace....

  2. Flash cards work amazingly well! Did you ever see my post about how it is working with Morgan? I suggest starting them right now. My friend started with her boy when he was 2-3 years old and he was reading by 3!

  3. Way to go on drinking from a straw cup! And I totally know what you mean about feeling behind--what are the flashcards for? We do Signing Time! but only because I did them before with my boys. How did you choose which reading program to go with? Sometimes I suffer from "to do with Miss Banana" overload while at the same time wondering how my other kids learned how to do anything without all the therapies/information that I have now!

  4. Hi! I just found your blog through another one. I also am a homeschooling Mom. We have 10 children, seven still at home. Our youngest boy,14 months old, was diagnosed with Down syndrome at three weeks old. I definitely relate to that feeling of wanting to research things, intending to do so many things in my day that there is just not time for. Even so, with all the older siblings our kids have sooo much going for them in terms of stimulation, encouragement, etc. Just when I've thought,"oh, I haven't worked with him enough today, how am I ever going to do this",then he surprises me with some new accomplishment. How awesome that your little guy drinks from a straw cup! (we are not there yet) I think you're doing great!