Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Well this post took longer to write because I was not sure where I wanted to go with my post. I finally decided to wait until after Coles parent teacher conference to write. SO we have made big strides in this household. Cole is finally talking!!!! I am so proud of him. His teachers, aides and therapist have made this all possible. I work with Cole often but it seems that the techniques that his team has given us has finally started working. Cole can say, spell and write his name. He can say Dan(his brother), milk, phone, please, and a few more words. He will try to say any word you ask. Sometimes its perfect other times its not even close. No matter what we tell him "Good Job Cole" which he has learned to say. After talking to his teacher she is so impressed with how Cole has improved. I spent years working on language with Cole. We did sign language, PECS and also trying to help him sound out letters. Its almost like a switch clicked on and he started talking more. I can only imagine what doors this will open for us with Cole. He might actually be able to tell me what's bothering him one day. I know I am getting ahead of myself but I waited 5 long years for this and plan to enjoy every day. I am sorry this is short post but I will try to keep updating as changes come a long.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
I spent a lot of time not blogging like I wanted to. We have had a lot of changes in the house and improvements. Cole is a big brother which is first and most important. He wasn't sure about it in the beginning but actually loves his brother more then anything. We learned that Cole has migraines which stinks but we started meds. The meds have been a big help and Cole only has one migraine since the meds. We started getting Coles diapers paid for by the insurance. This is a big help to our family. We also got Cole a handicap plaque and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Cole has learned to say his name and is trying to talk. His teacher this year has been amazing and I don't know how I was lucky to have 2 amazing teachers. Last but not least Cole seems to be learning to express himself a little better. He knows how to give kiss to mommy if sad and to get a parent when brother is crying. I can finally say things are going awesome with Cole. Life is still busier then ever but we have managed to continue to work and adjust out house to try and help Cole communicate. I have a lot of different items to write about but figured I would start with an update about life. I am sure I missed somthings but will hopefully be able to remember while blogging. My goal is to blog weekly and see how it goes from there. I hope that who ever reads this enjoys and will ask any questions that you might have.