Thursday, November 10, 2011

What's going on with our heads..

I have been hesitant to write this blog for a couple reasons, one being, that I don't want to cause anyone any undue worry. Another being, I am not entirely sure to what extent or if at all the included information or vast amount of details left out, are really anyone's business.

Nevertheless, as a way to keep everyone caught up with Aiden, at the very least, it's what's been going on with him...

We had parent teacher conferences a week ago, and Aiden's teacher began by telling us "Aiden is such a sweet boy" -- if you have kids then you know, this is like the nice thing you say to parents before you give them bad news.

The trouble is that he is not articulating his speech very well, so without a translator (ie me, the only person who speaks "Aiden") it is really hard to tell how much he is or isn't learning, what he is asking for and over all, leading to trouble with his play-interactions.

This is not to say he isn't smart, or retaining information, it's just that without getting plain English answers out of him, we don't really know what he's thinking.

So he is going to be getting some in-home speech language therapy that everyone will be involved with and hopefully that will greatly resolve the issue.

Another problem is that his inward pointing feet seem to be tripping him up a bit.

AS LONG AS THIS CHILD HAS BEEN ALIVE I SWEAR ON MY LIFE I HAVE RAISED THE ISSUE WITH EVERY SINGLE PEDIATRITION AT EVERY SINGLE APPOINTMENT HE HAS EVER EVER EVER HAD.

That being said, it has always been explained to us that boys hips control the straightness of their feet and legs - most boys will have inward pointing legs until 2-4 years old when their bones lengthen enough to square out their hips. NO BFD!

Well apparently now, its a BFD and Aiden also needs to be evaluated for this - which is fine because it's nice to hear that you aren't crazy for asking every random medical professional you encounter over the course of 34 months.

Anyway, we have been working a lot on his reading and speaking in sentences and counting and his alphabet - good thing he liks the attention because we have officially cracked down on him. It's scary to worry about him and any potential struggle he might have, but at the same time, hearing him work on all this stuff is rewarding, because I know that it's there. I am the one who speaks "Aiden" and I know what he is capable of and how he thinks, and i am excited that he will be able to speak more clearly for himself and that everyone else will be able to hear it soon too.

Oh, and officially -- all gifts this year should probably be clothes or Leap Frog related...



2 comments:

Rachel said...

Well I like shopping for those things too, so that works for me! Can you believe it is almost that time of year for me to go Christmas and Aiden b-day shopping?!

Outnumbered said...

Ugh, It comes so quick :( He's growing up way too fast