Austin had his monthly visit from ECI today. He doesn’t receive therapy. His ECI teacher basically observes him and asks me a lot of questions. She said Austin’s right on track. However, we need to work on sitting and “baby push ups” for his crawling technique. Austin LOVES to sit. However, we need to let him do the work and learn to balance so he can sit independently within the next few months. According to ECI, he’s not delayed. Therefore, he doesn’t receive any sort of therapy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful he’s not showing any signs of being delayed right now. However, I feel that he would benefit from some sort of occupational therapy. I can(and do!) work with him at home, but I can’t implement techniques and exercises to help him move forward when he’s not receiving therapy to begin with. I’m very thankful for ECI, but I feel it’s time to possibly take Austin to Therapy outside of ECI. There’s a reputable place that specializes in Occupational and Physical therapy for Children, so I will probably give them a call tomorrow.
Austin’s developing quite the personality. He’s generally happy and easy going. He laughs when I tickle him and it’s so darn cute! He’s starting to explore his environment more and by explore, I mean put everything in his mouth. He could care less about his Paci. He’s been over the pacifier for about a month. He was never too wild about it to begin with. He’s getting better at eating and swallowing solid food(rice cereal). He ate an entire bowl of rice cereal the other night! It seemed as though I couldn’t get the cereal in his mouth fast enough. Rice Cereal is usually hit or miss with him. Sometimes he can’t wait to eat it and other times he could care less about it.
My parents are coming to visit at the end of the month and help out with Austin while I have oral surgery. We're so excited to see them! I have an impacted and severely infected wisdom tooth. Ryan works out of town during the week, so it’s been hard dealing with severe tooth pain. I can’t take my pain medicine during the day because it makes me too groggy. If you’ve ever dealt with tooth pain, you know Tylenol doesn’t even “touch” it, but that’s what I’ve been relying on during the day. Thankfully, Ryan should be finished working out of town by the end of July or early August. It’s been a rough 2 months without my husband here during the week and I know it’s been just as hard on him.
I hope all of you are staying cool. I’m ready for Fall!