Monday, April 23, 2007

Sofia communication update

We met with our Occupational Therapist and our Speech Therapist today, and La Principessa added several more words to her vocabulary:

Signs:
31. play/toy
32. cow
33. pig
34. sheep

Verbal:
13. pig (with a very clear 'p')
14. moo
15. done (I forgot this one last time)

I tried on her bathing suits tonight in preparation for our trip to Orlando this weekend. She's really grown in the past few months. She looks adorable in the two "new" bathing suits (also hand-me-downs from G, but they hadn't fit until now).

I had the boys try on their bathing suits, too. Micah surprisingly still needs to wear the size 4 suits - the larger ones fall right off him!

I'm a little nervous about Micah going into a public pool (or at camp): the last time he was in a pool was at S&G's house in October, and he pooped! And tonight he pooped in the bathtub. Yikes. I'm going to have to have a long talk with the camp people before I send him there. Ugh.

Got the boys new flip-flops, and got Sofia some soft baby sandals (they are a 6-12 size, but very flexible, and fit better than the size 4). I love the Children's Place flip-flops, 2 for $5.

David is off to Edmonton tomorrow, but R is coming up to visit for a few days. And my dad is having surgery on his shoulder tomorrow afternoon.

I'm still feeling a bit spacy. The weather was very hot today, and then in the evening it cooled off and I started getting a headache again. There's a lovely breeze now coming through the windows, but it will cool off more soon.

Tried to get Disney's info people to get me food lists for Micah's allergies. Not easy to do, and they wanted to fax them to me. I couldn't find David's fax number anywhere, and then we got disconnected. So now I'm trying to look on line.

Oh, and I spoke to two potential tutors for Sammy. The one in Needham only works out of her house, won't actually go meet him at camp, so she's going to try to find me someone else in the area, but she's still a backup. The FState student is coming out her Thursday to meet us.

Ok, we're going to watch "Borat" now - J lent it to us...

4 comments:

amy flege said...

iam so jealous you are going to disney!!! have a great time and take lots of pictures!!!

Jessica said...

Hello, I just found your blog through the Technorati search engine. Anyways, I have a 13 month old son named Joey who also has Down syndrome and just wanted to say hello. I also wanted to let you know as I was just reading your blog and read on the side how you were one of the contributors to Gifts, I just realized I read your story last night before I went to bed! Anyways, I can't wait to read more about Sofia and the rest of your family!
-Jessica

FBF Rothkopf said...

Thanks, Amy! Micah had been lobbying to "see the mouse" for a while now. I'm most excited because my peds gave me a note about Sofia's heart conditions, so hopefully we can get a Guest Access Pass for the lines!

FBF Rothkopf said...

Hi Jessica,

That's so exciting! How did you "find" Gifts? I have to say, I felt that my chapter was the least about DS than any other...although maybe that's because I often just forget she has it.

Hope Joey is doing well and bringing you as much joy as my Sofia!

f.