Archive for January, 2013

Vision Update


DS2 had his vision therapy appointment today.  She said that his tracking has improved as I’d observed but it seems there is still a slight favor for the left eye.  We are going to move forward with surgery.  It is scheduled for March.  Until then, we are going to keep his glasses on during the waking hours and patch 1-2 hours each evening.  We are increasing the glasses use so that he can focus at a reasonable distance to work on teaming his eyes throughout the day and increase my opportunities to do vision exercises with him.

In other news, DS2 is sitting up without support.  Much like his brother when he started sitting up but a few months later.  He will stay sitting up for 10-20 minutes then falls to the side or back.  I keep a Boppy around him for safe falls.

Sign Language


Over the holidays we realized DS2 had started signing “milk”. He had done it for probably 10 days before we realized he wasn’t just examining his hand. We were so excited. We had been signing to him for awhile like we did with his brother. They both started signing at the same age. Another hint that cognition seems to be intact. He soon after added the signs for “more” and “Mama”. Yay!

Making a Doll


As a Christmas gift, ds1 wanted to make a doll for his brother.  We puchased a 12″ Bright Eyes Doll Kit by Joy’s Waldorf Dolls (Waldorf Dolls at Child’s Dream Come True) and I helped him make it by hand.  We’re pretty happy with the results and hope to make another one in the future.