Saturday, July 26, 2008

Thank goodness for spare parts!

Thirteen days after breaking his first pair of glasses Noah broke his second. He fell face first off of a bench at the zoo. It was fortunate that the glasses took the brunt of the damage (as opposed to his face). Not only that but the part he broke was not the part he broke the last time so we were able to scavange from the broken pair. Unfortunately he threw a tantrum bigger than any I'd seen from him when we took his broken glasses away from him. He kept screaming "I want to go to the glasses doctor!" over and over again. We ended up buying a back up pair so that we won't have to deal with that anymore. Now Noah has two pairs of glasses to break!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A New Milestone

The other day at speech therapy Noah said, "I want the bears." In and of itself it's not a particularly amazing sentence for Noah, but considering that the jar of bears were about 6 feet away on a shelf it was pretty impressive, vision-wise. Not only that, but when the therapist said "What bears?" he showed off his newest developmental milestone, pointing.
I'm sure pointing is supposed to occur at a year old or so, but it's one of those milestones that Noah never really hit. Eventually our OT got Noah to point at big defined pictures in a book and declared it met, but he was never able to point at things that he couldn't touch (because if he couldn't touch it he couldn't see it). Hooray for glasses!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Signing Time

When Noah was younger I got an e-mail from the local children's museum saying that Rachel Coleman from Signing Time would be coming to do a show. Noah wasn't yet signing (or speaking) but he loved to watch the Signing Time DVDs. I really wanted to take him but it was still cold and flu season, the flu was really bad in our area, and we were on lockdown. Fortunately, we have a second chance.
The best part is that the proceeds go to benefit an organization for families of deaf-blind kids like Noah. So if anyone is going to be in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area on August 12 come check out a fun event and support a great cause.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

29 days

That's how long Noah's glasses frames lasted before he broke them for good. The first two times they were able to repair them, but this time there was no hope. I'm really glad we went with the optometrist with the best replacement warranty. I have a feeling it's going to get expensive after a while. Here's hoping frame #2 lasts a bit longer than #1!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Milk... It does a body good!

At 3 years and 1 months:
your child is 29.5 pounds, and that is at the 22nd percentile for weight.
your child is 35.5 inches, and that is at the 6th percentile for height.

For a few minutes I'm going to ignore the research that says not growing between 0-2 and then growing like a weed is bad and be happy for my big, healthy boy.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Independence Day!

In honor of our country's independence, Noah decided July 4th was a good day not to vomit. There have been quite a few days lately where he hasn't vomited throughout the day, but bedtime Prevacid tends to bring up anything not digested yet. Yesterday he got his Prevacid as we were setting up for fireworks. A new strategy? I'm not sure evening fireworks is a practical bedtime routine, but whatever works!

Days in 2008 so far: 187
Vomit free days: 1

If he doesn't vomit from now until next year, almost half of 2008 will be vomit free! A girl can hope, right?