Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Erin's Speech Therapy

Erin had speech therapy today. She's been having it twice a month for about six months or so now. It's amazing to me how much her language skills have grown since she started. I'm so very proud of my big girl! She's making choices for herself lately....I was going to get Taco Bell for supper the other night, when she said "fry-fries"? How could I deny her? She went through the McDonalds' drive through with me to get some "fry-fries". She'll also tell US when she wants to go to bed....the other night, she crawled up on Aaron's lap, put her head on his shoulder, lifted up her head, looked at Collin, and said "night-night bubba". So the phrases are really starting to come through. We've been steadily working more at getting her to talk, so hopefully everyone's efforts will pay off. Pretty soon, she'll not qualify for speech any more! :)

Both Erin and Griffin will be totally evaluated on March 31st. In my heart of hearts, I don't think that they'll be far behind (if at all) from their peers, but I'm insisting on hearing it from more than just one or two people before I really will breathe that sigh of relief. I know that it seems that I dwell on their prematurity, but there are so many complications as a result of being so premature, that I feel that we're not going to be out of the woods and be able to step back and say "look at what modern medicine can do!" until they hit school and we see what kind of learning styles they have. I know that some things depend on a personality, but I honestly think that not everything is dependent like that. It's funny....the bigger they get, the farther in the distance the image should be of that 1 lb. 10 oz. girl and that 2lb. 2 oz. boy, but every little progress makes that image more vivid. Any time they're's vivid....Any time we have something great going on, it's vivid....and makes me so aware of the miracle I've been given.

I honestly think that the only things in my life that don't revolve around my children are my bedroom antics as a married woman (which are lessened by mother nature and the fact that I'm tired because of the kids!) and my Literati habit, OK, so the diet Coke, too.... Anything else in my life is resultant of my children.....Even scrapbooking is a thing that I did because of my children......but what separates me from Lucy Jordan is the perspective that when I became a mother, I didn't realize that my life would forever be about my children and then my children's children.....but now that I know that this is the case, I'm terribly excited by what lies ahead. And who knows if I'll get to Paris. And maybe I wouldn't like Paris once I got there, anyway!


Blogger Momma Monkey said...

Trust me, you'll like Paris...

11:56 PM

Blogger diligent law student said...

Way to go, erin!

10:56 AM


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