Friday, September 11, 2009

Excellent post by Peas' Mom

You need to read this post: http://nopeas.blogspot.com/2009/09/dont-read-blogs.html

It captures so well the feelings and challenges of those first few months. And Susannah's comment at the end has some great advice for audiologists -- give out e-mail addresses (not phone numbers), as well as (I'll add) references to listenup and cicircle. Before we can even start to make sense of the medical information, we need support and reassurance, of a concrete kind, in form that we can believe -- meaning from other parents.

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Thanks, Julia! ;)

leah said...

That is a great post- talking to other parents (especially via email) is extremely reassuring and lets you know that you aren't alone.

Leah said...

I thought I'd post a follow-up comment here, so that you could see it.

Oh, toilet training. We've had an interesting run with that (with Matt, of course)! We started Matt at 2 years, 8 months. At 3 years, 3 months he was still not trained for either solid or liquid matter. That's seven months of no progress, in real underwear, and a frustrated child and mommy. Then at 3 1/2 he finally trained. Now, at almost four, he has regressed with the solids and we are nearly back to square one.

It's been a frustrating ride all the way around. He was trained fairly well for a full six months in both directions, so it is quite frustrating that he is taking a step backward. The problem is preschool will kick him out if they find out he's not "solidly" trained- so I hope he gets back on track soon. At least he's a December birthday so he'll be older for kindergarten and UPK.

This is why I am in no hurry to train Nolan- with PUV's they are often older than kindergarten before training completely (they can leak) and I do not want to put pressure on him when he already has a physical problem to overcome. Plus, "family history" shows that our boys might be VERY late trainers!