August is barreling through and I am fighting to keep up. Both of my two eldest girls had their well baby visits (belatedly.) My middle daughter got a referral to an audiologist as well as a child development specialist. I’m hoping to finally get to the root of her speech delay.
My eldest walked away from her well baby with a referral to an optometrist and ultimately glasses!! I had no idea her vision was anything less than 20/20. We picked up her frames yesterday and today is her second day wearing them. She seems really excited about it and is happy to grin at anyone willing to look at her new specs. Meanwhile I’m adjusting to seeing her with glasses. Don’t get me wrong. She’s gorgeous. It’s just new for me, and taking a little bit of mommy adjustment.
My youngest daughter doesn’t have her well baby until after her second birthday (mid Sept.) There isn’t much to report on that front, except the fact that she’s doing a fantastic job of keeping up with her sisters. We went out on Friday to get some sibling shots at the Arboretum and DD3 absolutely refused to cooperate. Her independence is reaching new heights recently. It’s both a blessing and a hurdle.
DFS3 is doing well. His first tooth appeared this week. Quickly following it is a second tooth. Both are on the bottom in the middle. Add that to his recent rolling skills, and well, we’re proud as punch for him.
A week ago we provided respite for a 12 month old little guy and this week (starting today) we’re doing respite for a 20 month old. We’ll be a family with five under five for most of August. Just in time for DD1 to start her first day of Kindergarten tomorrow!
As far as things go for myself. I’m busy keeping up with the house and family. Even managed to sneak in some crafting and reorganizing. I’ve been mid-project for a while now on the girl’s new comfort corner. Partially because I’ve been wanting to spraypaint it with glitter. It took me a week of hunting to finally find a can of glitter spray! My plan is to work on that as soon as I’m done here.
I’ve got a few other last minute projects to complete today before our respite arrives. Things that include organizing DD1′s school uniforms (all $600 worth!!) and figuring out what I’m going to pack for her lunch tomorrow.
My older sister often comments on how busy I keep things here. I’ve come to realize that I love it when it’s busy like this. I like having lots to do. Even still, if you think of us the rest of this month, send up a prayer for our sanity. We’re going to need it as we round out the rest of August.