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Archive for September 2007

Yeah, I just gave away my real name.  Whatever.

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Sorry!  I’m in a bit of a funk and have been spending very little time online.  I’m trying to get ready for J’s OT evaluation on Wednesday.  I’m reading a good book about Sensory Processing Disorder called Sensational Kids by Lucy Jane Miller.  A good read, and I definitely think J shows signs of having it.  Surprisingly, I see traits of my own while reading this book.  It makes me feel both good and bad — knowing that this might be something I’ve passed on to him (it can be hereditary) but at the same time knowing that I have figured out ways to deal with sensory input in a positive way and trusting that he can do the same.

Other than that, we are busy as usual.  School, friends, doctor’s appointments, etc.  It’s a never ending party here!

Someone emailed me to ask where we stayed and I thought I’d share…It was the Blues Breakers Unit at Serenity Point in Topsail Beach, NC. Pictures and description here!

If that link doesn’t work, go to Century 21 for Topsail, scroll down to where it says Serenity Point Townhomes under Resorts/Condos/Town Homes and choose “Search All.” They have it listed as Blues Breakers AKA Geneva.

Looked just like the photos…a really lovely place to stay!

Well, we’ve been back for several days, actually. I just haven’t found the chance to write about it. It was a great vacation and we all had a lot of fun. C loved the beach, so it was wonderful watching him get into the sand and really play.

Monday, J had a pediatrician’s appt and we got some unpleasant news. First of all, he has high cholesterol. No doubt hereditary, but still something we need to keep an eye on. The only thing you can do in young children is diet modification. As many of you know, this is not possible for us because he’s extremely picky and there’s no convincing him that it’s good to try new foods. And truthfully, his diet isn’t super awful. We ran down the list of the foods he’ll eat with the doctor and she said that in general, it’s not terribly bad. So in discussing his food issues, she asked why he won’t eat anything…he says it’s the way things “feel,” so it’s a texture thing for him. She brings up sensory integration disorder, which is so weird…I’ve been saying I think he has sensory issues for a long time. So we’ve been referred to a therapy center to get help with that. I am really worried about the cost. Our insurance refused payment on C’s therapies, so I fear they’ll do the same with J. Luckily C’s were paid for by our state’s Early Intervention program and we didn’t pay a dime. J is too old for EI, so cost is a major concern. He’ll get it regardless, but I have no idea where the money will come from. Other than those 2 things, he is in good health. He’s moved up in his height and weight percentiles, which is great. He’s been so small compared to the other kids his age for a while, so it looks like he’s finally going to start catching up a little bit.

I took lots of pictures, but haven’t sat down to edit them just yet. I did play around with one of them, and I wanted to share it. We took this the first night we were there. The sun was going down and it was cloudy so the light sucks, but it’s too sweet not to share.

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W Family Players

D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!

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