We had our IFSP meeting for Nolan. It was an interesting meeting because Matthew kept sneaking into the living room to play with the nativity set we have. I wonder what the EI coordinator thought when I said, "stop hiding the baby Jesus!" That kid loves the baby Jesus and carries the little statue around our house. We're often missing the main character in the Christmas story, lol. Anyway, Nolan will get speech therapy twice per week and we have established some goals:
Turn and respond to voices
Start to recognize and respond to environmental sounds (i.e. doorbell)
Begin to vocalize needs as demonstrated in pitch of cries (i.e. hungry, mad, etc)
Vocalizing more to identify/recognize people/objects (e.g. mamama dadadada)
These are goals for the next six months, so these are things he should be doing by the time he is nine months old. We'll start the therapy sessions in January, because we're off to California and Utah for the latter part of December. Skiing and free babysitting, here we come!