Posted by Mom to Will & Cate on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Well, we had a good week this week. Both of the kids got over their strep infections and are back to normal. Will started back to school yesterday after a 3 week break. I think he was glad to go back, and I know Jeremiah was glad for him to go back. We love Will very much, but he is exhausting! He'll be in school for 6 weeks and then have another 3 week break. The new school year starts in August. Cate is growing well from what we can tell. She hasn't been weighed in 6-8 weeks, but she looks like she's gaining to me. She still isn't walking, but I think she's close. Once or twice she's really thought about letting go but decided against it at the last minute. She isn't saying any words yet, and that worries me. By 12 months, she should be saying mama and dada to the appropriate person and have 1-5 other meaningful words. She says dada, but not appropriately, just whenever she babbles. She does say uh-oh, and uses it appropriately most times, so that's good. I'm sure I'm just overreacting because of Will, but I just really want Cate to develop normally. She starts mother's day out at Highland Park Learning School in August. I think this will help her development a ton. Being around "normal" kids and getting that socialization will be good for her. They also do music, art, school lessons appropriate for age, and a lot of other stuff. I think it will be very good for her, and it will give Jeremiah 2 days a week to himself to do housework, run errands, and rest. Will goes back to the ophthalmologist in a week, and we'll find out if he's going to get glasses,go straight to surgery, or just wait on his eyes wondering. They are getting worse, so I won't be surprised if we get glasses this visit. Anyway, that's all there is for now.