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jello sensory play

I have a love-hate relationship with sensory bins and play. No matter what, it seems like an epic mess for me to clean up is the end result. That being said, wee try to do at least one messy sensory activity per week to help Sumner work on his occupational therapy goals. Sumner, like me,Continue reading “jello sensory play”

our adoption story #8: the finalization hearing and making it official

Today, I’m writing about our adoption finalization hearing. Adoption takes many, many steps. The general process for infant adoption goes: initial application home study training and waiting matching with an expectant mom birth and placement post-placement supervision finalization I’ve linked my previous posts about the steps in the process. Of course, feel free to commentContinue reading “our adoption story #8: the finalization hearing and making it official”

our adoption story #7: waiting for the hearing

Today, I’m writing about the post-placement process and while we waited for our finalization hearing. Adoption takes many, many steps. With infant adoption, in general, the process goes: initial application home study training and waiting matching with an expectant mom birth and placement post-placement supervision finalization The State of Colorado requires families to wait atContinue reading “our adoption story #7: waiting for the hearing”

hard truths

Sumner’s physical therapist said something during our last session that really hit home for me. She said, “Even though he’s almost two, he still functions mostly like a one year old.” Yes, I already knew this. But being reminded of it… again… hit me hard. You see, I’ve been dreaming of what comes next forContinue reading “hard truths”

making it to eating completely by mouth…the first time: a feeding aversion journey

If I’m being completely honest — and I usually am — the first few months of having Sumner home were some of the toughest months of my life. I still don’t know how we all managed to survive. Sumner was discharged from the NICU after a 152 days. He was exactly 5 months old, butContinue reading “making it to eating completely by mouth…the first time: a feeding aversion journey”

our adoption story #6: bringing baby home and placement

Today, I’m writing about the placement process. Adoption takes many, many steps. With infant adoption, in general, the process goes: initial application home study training and waiting matching with an expectant mom birth and placement post-placement supervision finalization Our process was a bit different than most because we were matched with a baby who hadContinue reading “our adoption story #6: bringing baby home and placement”

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