This week seems insanely busy. Between therapy, preschool, library story hour, and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), my week is so full I don't have time to do laundry. My next project will be trying to have a lighter schedule!
Nolan's CPSE meeting is set for April 27. I am getting very anxious about this meeting, as we are in the middle of testing him with the PLS-4 and he is doing rather well. While I'm thrilled that he is making leaps and bounds with language, I'm also concerned that we'll lose services. Our SLP wants to point out his "language holes" and articulation issues to keep his services intact- otherwise he'll get absolutely nothing in the years preceding Kindergarten. I'd like to have him monitored, at the very least, until he's in Kindergarten. I'd rather prevent a delay than work to remedy one.
Nolan has his tonsillectomy scheduled for April 13.. which is next Tuesday. He's also developing a runny nose. I truly hope a cold doesn't delay the operation, especially since we have family coming in from out of town to take care of Matt during the procedure. Mr. Nolan has also been rather cranky- I'm not sure if he is getting sick or if he is just trying to become the poster-child for the "Terrible Two's."
He also had a complete freak-out attack at MOPS when the nursery worker tried to change his diaper. He shook, cried, and went hysterical for a full 45 minutes after she tried to change his diaper. This is going to present a challenge when we go to California for John Tracy. I either need to get him toilet trained (unlikely) or more comfortable with others changing him. He has a bit of "white coat syndrome" from recent medical procedures and won't let anyone but me take care of him.
I also need to call the pediatrician to get a TB test scheduled for the John Tracy Clinic Summer Session, but I think I will wait until after he is recovered from the tonsillectomy before I have that test performed. I don't want to take him into the pediatrician's office until we are free and clear from the tonsillectomy (we simply don't need any more germs to contend with- preschool offers enough)!
Nolan's speech continues to blossom and we are getting longer phrases from him. Recent "Nolanisms" are:
- When asked "How old are you?" he answers with "THREE!" instead of two, with a devilish grin.
- I asked him if he would stay little forever. He answered, "No, I big boy. I be Spiderman (when) I grow up!"
- "Dinosaurs eat tigers for lunch."
- "I want candy for lunch."
- "I want to go to Disneyland tomorrow."
- "I want coffee in my (sippy) cup."