Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Day After

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 just takes time and patience.


Laurie said...

Hi Sharon,
Im so sorry you are feeling badly. Big hugs to you!!
I can certainly sympthize on the straw cup woes. You may remember that Dylan and I have been trying and trying and trying as well. He is just now getting the hang of it - really, it will come. I know it's frustrating as heck, esp bc of the nursing, but it will click. It will.
Are you using the honey bear?
Tomorrow will be my first time leaving Dylan for more than a couple of hours to go to the First Call Training. I am hoping and praying that he drinks enough with the straw cup...
Anyway...sending hugs your way, my friend. I know this isnt always easy.

Laurie said...

I forgot to say - I LOVE the flowers! That was so sweet of your husband :)

Adrienne said...

Such a sweet thing for your husband to do! And way to go Brennan!

Monica Crumley said...

What a thoughtful husband! I'm so glad your unexpected therapy visit was so positive. We're always in the thick of things with our kids that it's nice to have someone point out the positive changes that we may not have noticed. Glad you're feeling better. :-)

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

YEAH!!! What a lovely day it turned out to be and what a gorgeous bouquet! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to call you today and the next few days are crazy with our first overnight without the baby *yikes*!!! and then my husband's birthday on Sunday. I'll try on Monday??