Sunday, October 19, 2014

Goodbye and October 15th

This past week was a rough one. For starters my aunt passed away last Sunday from strokes she had the week before. On Wednesday the 15th, her memorial was held. October 15th is also Pregancy & Infant Loss Awarenrness Day. Memorials tend to not be the easiest of days but it was memorial times two with teen tantrum and drama mixed in that caused huge delays and further problems.  The day ended with a migraine and I even forgot to light my candle that evening. Not one of my better days!!

Moving forward, as with any loss in life; remember the good times and look forward to the good times to come. Life is to be celebrated whether it was a short one trimester or a long eighty-nine years, and everything in between.

Unknown - January 2, 2011

Afton Renee Warren
July 31, 1985 - July 31, 1985

Lonnie Delena Haynes
October 1, 1925 - October 12, 2014

Life is fragile! Handle with care!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Tot and his Teen

For various reasons (that will remain private) my great-neice moved in with us at the beginning of the school year. Calvin could not be more over the moon! He whimpers when we drop her off at school in the morning and screams at the top of his lungs when we pick her up. Calvin loves loves loves his cousin!!

Xoxo and tot giggles

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hurdles and surgery

During the last year Calvin has struggled and fallen behind in the speech and vocabulary department. A few months ago at a checkup our pediatrician recommended speech therapy along with a new set of tubes for his ears. We saw our new ENT in Tyler a week later along with an updated hearing test. Good news is his hearing is functioning but the old gooped up tubes were no longer working. Therefore, he wasn't hearing properly. Two weeks ago he had surgery and it was so much tougher than the tubes last year! Besides a new set of tubes, his adenoids were taken out. The first few days were tough while he recovered but he has continued to be Calvin.

Since he is under three years, Calvin is receiving speech therapy services through Early Childhood Intervention or ECI. So far for us they have been a wonderful service. He has a speech therapist that is very patient with him and me too. She is teaching me how to help Calvin along with teaching Calvin. I have had to set back from all the ideas I had accumulated from online sources if what I thought I needed to teach Calvin. Much of what I thought was wrong. My advice has become when in doubt ask a professional!

Xoxo and tot giggles