Thursday, May 27, 2010

Feeding. For the 732nd time.

It seems as though right now, for Dylan, feeding is the one area where progress is, ah, not so great.

As a matter of fact, lately we are actually moving backwards in the whole progress department. Baby foods that he used to love are swatted away, yet solids are refused as well. Pureed "real" food is severely frowned upon. And I mean severely frowned upon.

Apparently I've done something to tick him off, because now most of the time he outright refuses to accept any food from me. He's OK with Dave feeding him and he enjoys Cassidy's help as well. Me? No.

Oh, there's just something about having to ask my 3 year old daughter to "please come and feed Dylan for me" that feels so...wrong.

Oh, Dylan. Don't you know that behaviors such as these:

are not helpful and have now earned you a spot on the Early Intervention Feeding Team?

Our evaluation is in a couple of weeks and while I am not that psyched about adding more to our already full EI plate, I am looking forward to working with someone (heck, working with "A Team") who may actually be able to help us.

Because this

is not working.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The 'Prinkla

Otherwise known as "The Sprinkler".

After playing in it all morning, Cassidy asked to play in the 'prinkla again after we had finished lunch.

She said, "Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease?!! I'm obsessed with it!!".

I laughed and she continued with, "But Dylan. He's not obsessed with it.".

Indeed. The unexpected blast of freezing cold hose water didn't impress him quite as much.

The swing though. He's definitely obsessed with that...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We're raising him well.

How 'bout a Merlot this time Dyl?

Good boy.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just hanging around...

in the park

on a swing

with no pants on.

Just ol' Dylan

being Dylan.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010








Wednesday, May 5, 2010

It used to be the ball...

...but now we have moved on to books.

They are Dylan's newest obsession.

I often wonder why, throughout the day, I continue to clean them up and stack them neatly under our coffee table, because sure enough, the minute I turn my back, they wind up back on the floor scattered all around him.

His favs are books that contain either bunnies (his best new sign) or books with mirrors.

Once he spots a mirror, he'll move in real close, look himself in the eye and smile. "Hey! I know you!".

I absolutely love that Dylan is motivated by books. As I read, "Simple Fist Words: Let's Talk" to him the other day, I realized that he does know ALL of these first words. He may not speak them, but he can sign each and every one. He knows what they are and he understands their meaning. He IS learning! His vocabulary is increasing every day as is his desire to communcate with us. It is such an amazing skill to witness. I am so grateful that he has the motivation to learn and that he has such an interest in gaining knowledge through books.

Cool, cool stuff...