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”
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”
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”
It was in the sixties last week. I had to laugh because all of my local gardening groups were in a tizzy talking about starting seeds indoors and when to plant outside. If you know anything about Colorado’s weather, then you know that the first hint of spring is always a lie. There is alwaysContinue reading “gardening thoughts #9: making plans for spring 2021”
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”
Happy first day of spring! It’s a beautiful day today! Lots of sunshine and warmth to welcome the changing seasons. We don’t have much planned for today. I hope to get outside for a walk and just simply take in the wonders of nature. To welcome spring, I changed out our front door wreath andContinue reading “happy first day of spring!”
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”
Before I dive in, let me say that this post is about what has worked for us. Your mileage may vary and you should talk to your healthcare professionals if you’re concerned about your child’s growth. Sumner is a tough nut to crack. He’s very sensitive to change and can tell when things are differentContinue reading “Sumner hates milk and what we do instead”
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”
Holy cow! Who replaced my baby with a toddler?! I’m sure that I’m not the first nor the last mom to utter those words. But seriously, Sumner seems to have morphed into a toddler overnight. He’s much more mobile now and is constantly exploring his surroundings. It seems that we need to start changing hisContinue reading “upgrading the nursery to a toddler room”
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