Friday, March 7, 2008

We’ve had one of those “we’re busy…but with what?” kind of weeks. Having Elijah withdrawals? It’s been quite a while since I have written an update, so I’ll try to remember what exactly has been keeping us so busy…

“Mommy and Me” went well this week. There was no crying involved. Well, at least not on my part. Elijah, on the other hand, decided he didn’t want to be at school anymore and started to cry near the end of class. The two of us had to leave early because he was being so loud and didn’t calm down until we were walking away from the classroom. (This was after we had to leave earlier for a diaper change). Hmm, maybe next week neither of us will have a nervous breakdown.

Early Intervention also went well this week. Elijah’s OT showed us a few more things to do with him to encourage him to sit and to stand. I am aching for him to be able to sit on his own. He seems to be getting close, but he’s not quite there yet. He can sit for a few minutes, but we have to keep a hand behind him because he throws himself backwards when he decides he doesn’t want to sit anymore.

Tonight Elijah was incredibly giggly. Andy and I were sitting on the couch together and Elijah was on Andy’s lap facing us. Elijah started to laugh at me, which in turn caused us to laugh, and our laughing caused him to laugh again…and back and forth it went. It was fun to hear him laughing in response to a laugh. It means he understands the concept of laughter. I think it’s another step in understanding language.

Speaking of language, it’s so fun to listen to the noises Elijah makes. He is making more of a variety of sounds. His newest noise sounds something like Big-Ger. We tell him, “Yes! You’re getting bigger!” It’s incredibly cute. :)

Anyway, that’s all of the Elijah adventures I can remember for now. I hope you are all doing well. Please continue to pray for Elijah’s continued development.


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