Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Early Intervention

Where have I been?

Doing the dishes.

Two weeks ago, it would have been baking.

Since we last met, we had a meeting with St. Paul Public Schools' Early Intervention program; Finn is grabbing his feet and sitting up much better; he's working with consonants; my dad is here helping three days a week; I am out of stored milk; and I am supposed to be back at work, but I am not. There's a lot going on, and yet, no blog. Sometimes, there's too much to write about, but much of it feels un-interesting. My whole Human Resources quest is only interesting to me at the moment, if interesting equals incredibly frustrating, and once it's resolved--if it is ever resolved, I'll report on the experience so that others can benefit.

The Early Intervention program was recommended by a colleague of Pete's. Finn does not need services at the moment, but we figure that it's good to get involved with whatever is offered just in case. Two teacher specialists came to evaluate him one morning last week, and he performed quite well, we think. They had him play with a series of toys like a mirror, a cup with blocks in it, and a plastic ring on a plastic string. They also showed him a series of pictures. As far as I am concerned, he's performing quite well on the developmental scale--they evaluated him at 5 months. I think that for some things, he's a bit ahead of 5 months. As I have said, all babies are different, and I am pleased with where he is.

He's getting so big, and it reminds me that I have to pay attention and enjoy the baby-ness because it does not last long. Our big boy is sitting, partially assisted, and playing with toys, engaging us more and more, and it's going by so fast.

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