Things are moving along in life…it’s now almost mid March. It seems time goes by faster each year.
LH is now 3.5. Can’t believe he will be 4 soon. Not a day goes by that he doesn’t remind me that he is three and that his favorite color is blue. Too cute! My favorite thing right now, is when I ask him to do something and he answers “Otay Momma”.
His speech is coming along and other people are starting to notice – his preschool teachers and his Sunday School teacher. He does still have trouble with pronunciation. Understanding him has a lot to do with context. I have noticed a bit of a stutter in the last few months. Sometimes he gets excited and really wants to get his point across he will repeat the same sound of the word 5-6 times. I brought it up with his speech therapist who did an evaluation – of course she never heard him stutter like he does at home, but she did hear some other stuttering. She assessed him at a 3 out of 10 so not a huge major worry, but something to keep an eye on. It could be just that he is experiencing an explosion of speech right now. At his next appointment she will do another evaluation, like we did a few months back to see where he is at, and from there we will decide the next steps – either continue on, take a break, or move him onto monitoring.
His speech therapy is done at the public health, so after his last appointment I had the volunteer measure his head. She got a completely different number than I get, so now I am wondering if I measure wrong and have been worrying about his head needlessly. He sees the pediatrician on Friday for a head circumference check so we’ll see.