We got some good news yesterdayâ€¦Lennox may not have Verbal Apraxia after all. He had a speech evaluation at a private speech therapy center, and they had a different diagnosis. Speech disfluency and stuttering, two things that are very fixable. No neurological disorder, no motor planning issues. I am hopeful but weary to be too much so. He starts with a new speech pathologist on Monday and Iâ€™m going to ask that she not go by our old IEP, I want her to evaluate him as well. I hope that she agrees with the private center and not his old speech therapist, and that she doesnâ€™t come up with something completely different. If that happens I think Iâ€™ll cry. Iâ€™m just hoping with this opportunity to have him evaluated three different times that weâ€™ll have a consistent diagnosis.
Tonight the girls will sleep in their own room. The last 5 months theyâ€™ve been in with us, but theyâ€™re just getting to big. Cuba spent last night poking Cora, so I said enough. Itâ€™s time for me to bite the bullet and get them sleeping in their own bed-in their own room. It was easy with one baby, not always fun but much easier then fighting to get them to sleep in their own bed. Sleeping with two babies has been easy so far, but I can see thatâ€™s quickly changing. Itâ€™s not working any more so weâ€™re moving on. Iâ€™m not really excited about having to actually get out of bed to feed them and a little freaked out about not having their little faces inches from mine. Shuffling around in the middle of the night is not something Iâ€™m looking forward to. That and staying awake while I feed them so I can put them back down. Iâ€™m going into it expecting the worst. No sleep and lots of crying(my own), but by this time next week Iâ€™ll have two girls sleeping in their own beds. There is no other option.
Last night did not go well. The girls spent about an hour in their room actually sleeping. We finally gave up after mid-night, but both girls were wide awake and didn’t go back to sleep till around 2am-fun! I think we figured out why and I’m hopeful for tonight.
Iâ€™m torn. I was involved in a small email debate mostly revolving around Barack Obama and abortion. Wanting to make sure Iâ€™m making informed decisions and have all facts to back up any debates I may have, I went back to all the front running candidate sites and reread where they stand on everything. For me there are only two choices, and they are radically different choices. Barack Obama or John McCain.