Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Brandon is 21 months old

Brandon turned 21 months back on September 14th.  He weighed 23 pounds, 6 oz.  His length was 31.2 inches.  Brandon is definitely a short petite boy.  He is in the 25% ile for weight and 2% ile for length.

Again I am over a month late with this update.  I can't remember all the little things he was doing but he did visit the spina bifida clinic and all looked good.  He got his own little walker since he is working on standing and walking with his physical therapist.  He also got fitted for new orthotics.  We are still waiting for them to come in but he will be wearing kiddieGait orthotics.  These will really help him with supporting his ankles and assist him to walk when he gets stronger.  He is making progress physically and we are so excited for this progress.  Brandon is really working at pulling up to stand.  He is just having problems with getting his feet flat on the ground.  He tends to pull up with his arms so he looks like he is standing on the tips of his toes.  Also Brandon is doing so much better with sitting with his feet in front of him.  Its been a long process with him learning to sit, but I think he has finally gotten it.   

Brandon started saying new words and becoming more and more social.  He is so friendly and loves to greet people.  He is so much like his daddy - a social outgoing guy.

Brandon continues to sleep well at night.  He is getting to that age when he knows its bed time and he gets upset because he wants to stay up and play.  But he does love to be read to before bed and that helps with the bedtime process.

Brandon is such a sweet , mostly calm boy.  He really only gets upset when he is hungry or tired.  He is also such a funny little boy.  He makes me smile all the time.  His smile is a joy in our home.  Love this little boy so much!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

First Day of School 2017!

The first day of school for my girls was suppose to be on August 28th, but due to hurricane Harvey the first day was postponed to September 7th.  The girls were excited to start school as was I!  Rachel and Haley were transferred to a different school this year.  They are now attending Park Lakes Elementary.  It is closer to our home, but I wasn't really happy with this change.  They had attended Ridge Creek Elementary for the past 3 years and had learned the school and had set routines.  Also a lot of teachers, staff and students knew Rachel and Haley.  Humble school district for some reason decided to make changes and opened up more special education classes.  So far it seems to be going good at Park Lakes Elementary.  Rachel and Haley's teacher (Ms. Nelson) seems nice.  Rachel and Haley are having to learn a new school and new routines, but seems to be going well so far.

My Kayla is in Kindergarten!  I can't believe she is in full time school now.  Kayla is attending at Fall Creek Elementary and she is loving it!  Her teacher (Mrs. King) is great as well. We are so grateful she is at this school.  Kayla has made friends already.  She is my social butterfly.


Haley and Rachel in their new classroom
Kayla in her new classroom
Brandon gets mommy all by himself while the girls are at school