Monday, January 12
Had a pediatrician appointment for Nicholas and Jackson today. Our doctor wants us to get an evaluation for autism for Nicholas. There were some red flags in a screening they did, but I know in my heart he is not autistic. Starting to work on the accounting for the business. Our TV shows started back up this week. So lot’s of TV time for two nights of 24 and two nights of American Idol at 2 hours a night. I love our shows, but don’t like how much time they take up.
Tuesday, January 13
It’s a two therapy day for Nicholas, speech in the morning and then physical back to back. The therapists were proud of Nicholas’s accomplishments this past week. I re-joined Weight Watchers in the morning. I still have 14 of the 42 pounds of baby weight to lose, plus some more. I did a little grocery shopping in the afternoon, just picking up a few things to get us through the week. Scott, Lori and the girls are visiting this weekend so I’ll do a bigger trip before they come.
Thursday, January 15
We were lucky and got into Phoenix Children’s Hospital to see Dr. Ellis, a developmental pediatrician for Nicholas’s autism evaluation. She does not think he has autism, just that he is still behind developmentally from the prematurity. He is about where an 18-month old would be. It was good to have the appointment, to put our minds at ease. Although I was certain there was nothing wrong. We do have to go back in 6 months for a follow up. Dr. Ellis did want us to stop spoon feeding Nicholas, so for lunch that day we gave him a spoon and some fruit and he started using it right away. Just over the weekend he didn’t want anything to do with it. Funny how that works.
Sunday, January 18
We all went to Mike’s mom & dad’s to visit in the early part of the day. We came back and hung out in the basement watching the Cardinal’s win their final playoff game to go to the Superbowl! Who would of thought?