Monday, May 24, 2010


Still no sign of baby! My contractions aren't completely out of control, like I was positive they would be at this point. Hmmmm.

We were able to attend Elijah's IEP meeting this morning. His teachers and therapists had nothing but positive things to say about him. He has really thrived in the three months he has been in preschool. I am so happy I was able to give up some control and let him try it because it has done wonders for just about every area of his development.

(Look at our silly boy.)

Apparently he is "one of the more chatty ones" in the class. :) He does the same thing at school that he does at home and everywhere else: he constantly says "hi!" to people. Like, to the point where it is borderline annoying to people who don't know him. His teachers think it is something he does because he doesn't know what else to say and he wants to say SOMETHING. He knows that "hi" will always get a response back, so he says it 450 times in a row.

Next year he will be going to preschool three days a week (up from two) and he will be in an integrated class, which means part of his class will be non-IEP/special education students. This is very exciting because it will give him a broader peer spectrum, if that makes sense. Right now he is the most talkative kid in his class, so he doesn't have many peers to act as a model for him in that area. I also think being in an integrated class will help to push him in the gross motor area, as well.

I could not be more proud of the progress our amazing boy has made! A year ago he was crying through every therapy session, not talking and fighting us every time we got his walker out. Look at him now!

I will end with a few very cute Elijah sayings:

His teachers told us that toward the end of each preschool day, he says, "Home see Mommy!!" Awwwwww.

Last night when I put him to bed, he said, "Good night, Mom. Mom go downstairs?" I said, "Yeah, Mommy is going to go downstairs now." He said, "Mommy go downstairs and play?" I wonder if he imagined me going downstairs and playing with his barn and animals.

Lately he likes to say out of the blue, "Yo Mommy!"

We always sing songs before bed. Sometimes he will sing along with me and sometimes not. The other night he just listened and when I was done, he said, "Good job, Mom. Good singin', Mom." Thanks, sweetie.


ThePicks said...

Great job Elijah!!! You are one smart cookie =)

We think it is just too cute how he says "Hi Andu" when we see him; love it!

Sarah said...

Sweetest thing... Good job singing Mom...
Evan and his friend were coloring last night and his friend told Evan - Nice coloring in his best teacher voice.

Tina:0) said...

Yay for a great IEP!! Sounds like Vaeh & Elijah will be school kiddos next year!

Sounds like a bit of nesting going on?! Hope things go well... can't wait to get "the post"!

Cecilia said...

Glad to know Elijah has done a great job at the pre-school, he is such a smart little man!

Kendis said...

No new Porta?! Come on little guy, a big wide world is ready to meet you! Just think, your kiddies are going to have such a great time reading these blogs someday, I wish our parents had these, what fun it would be to read them. Elijah will treasure the entries.........will be thinkin of ya!

Kathy said...

look at those rolling eyes...
he's such a ham!
I can't wait to visit with you guys again....
tell Zooter to come on out...we're waiting!

and you got to meet Andrea...isn't she the sweetest?
take care of yourself..and let the house just "be" isn't going anywhere.

smooch on Mr. love muffin for me!

jencooper said...

Way to go buddy! I am super duper proud of you!!

Hang in there. The end is in sight!

Doyle said...

The way Elijah has his legs crossed is definitely a Dan trait... just add a teacher's desk, newspaper and baseball cap! :-) Prayers to you on the upcoming delivery! C'mon Zooter!!!