Friday, September 17, 2010

It's been a while

Ah yes, the inevitable first post after a long break. What do I have to say? We've been busy, but it's boring to just list what's been going on. An update on the "Mama's sad" post? I'll just start writing and see what happens.

Both of my babies are sleeping. I treasure this time not only because I get a little time for myself, but also because it makes me appreciate them more. Sometime I can't wait for naps, but when they're sleeping I miss them. I love Morgan's chatter and how she wants to jump off everything in the living room. I love how Piper constantly crawls up my legs because she wants me to pick her up. She's become a little more clingy with me lately.

Gram and Grandpa B came to visit this last week and David and I got a much-needed two night getaway. While it was wonderful to have some free time (and no diapers), I missed my babies. They had a great time with their Grandparents and only missed us a little. It was just the right amount of time to be away. I was SO excited to see them when we drove back in the driveway.

Mama's feeling a little better. I'm a little anxious about our upcoming evaluation. We have an appointment set for the 29th of this month to start a FULL evaluation by a well-respected child psychologist. This was the one we couldn't get a hold of the first time. I started calling her every day and persistence paid off. The evaluation starts with a two hour consultation in her office, followed by some observation outside the office. I'm not sure of those details, but all in all she said it would be about 5-6 hours of her time to make a proper diagnosis (or none at all). This is much more comprehensive than the one hour consultation we had with the other psychologist.

I'm still going back and forth on where I think Morgan is at. Previously I was resigned to a spectrum diagnosis, now I'm back to hoping we won't get one. Morgan started her once-a-week preschool class this week. She seemed to have a great time! There are 12 kids in her class and I think she interacted with them appropriately. There is a wide range of development in all the kids and also in age from 2-3 years old. So much happens during that time. I don't think Morgan stood out as being odd or different. As it is a parent/toddler class, we were in the classroom some of the time and also out in the lobby area having our own class. The kids were in and out of the classroom, some shy, some just wanting to show their Moms new toys, some not wanting to be in the class at all. Morgan came out a few times just to say "hi" or to see the fish in the large aquarium. When I escorted her back in the class she stayed and found something to do. She seemed interested in the activities and the other kids. I think it's a good place for her. We'll see how she does.

We're looking forward to a weekend of playing at the park and time with Daddy. We've also been more regular with our church attendance lately and the girls have been doing better and better in the childcare/Sunday school. It's good for us as a family. I'm also back to a women's bible study that I took a year off from and our church small group will be back to meeting at our house next week. It all just feels right and we need this.

There's my stream of consciousness for now. More soon! Ideas are coming.

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