The morning after my pity party, I was still feeling down. At 9:00 that morning, Brennan's developmental specialist arrived unexpectedly. Between her vacations and our vacations we hadn't seen eachother in a few weeks and hadn't scheduled that day's appointment. I was not exactly in the mood for one of Brennan's therapy sessions that morning, but figured we should go ahead with the visit since she was already at our house. And I was SO glad we did. Since she hadn't seen Brennan in a few weeks, she was constantly pointing out all the things he had learned, all the things he was able to do now that he wasn't doing just a few weeks ago. Brennan loves his developmental specialist and was full of smiles and laughs while he showed off his new skills. It was exactly what I needed to get myself back on the right track and focusing on the many positives instead of getting stuck on the negatives. Soon after Brennan's therapist left, I received these from my very thoughtful husband, which also really helped to brighten my day!
We're definitely back on the right track, working on the straw (among many other things) and knowing that he will get it....it just takes time and patience.