Monday, November 16, 2009

In the home stretch...till placement, anyway.

Here it is, Mid-November already. WOW!!!
Zippin right along, huh?

Well, we had a team meeting last Tuesday. It was decided that Ct would be with us full time NOVEMBER 20th!
You got it!

We are filled with emotions. is really happening for us. A years worth of time and effort nearing completion.

Fear...we have yet to work out all the kinks. School (he will be starting after Thanksgiving Break). The dynamics between CT and our 3-year-old,Gabrielle. She has a hard time finding where he fits, and how she should have a relationship wit him.

Cannot possibly start to feel any smoothness until a routine is established. Consistency is achieved. Both CT and Gabrielle will benefit from this. That I am sure.

CT has been with us for two weekends, and a mid-week overnight last week. He is starting to test his limits. Tantruming a little. Saying "NO!" to Andy and I. Together we are standing strong. Unified in our expectations and discipline. Clearly giving him limits.

We are also finding how much of a love bug he is. Always giving a little snuggle. He kisses my forehead and strokes my face while I am reading to him at at bed time.

We have started to research his long term diagnosis'. Understand all of the SPED jargon. They speak Latin sometimes, I think. I need to understand EVERY WORD. EVERY THERAPY. EVERY TREATMENT OPTION. This will allow Andy and I to better advocate for him.

Still so much to do. So, as my title reads... "In the home stretch till placement, anyway".
It is just the beginning.
Just the tip of the ice berg.



Melissa said...

Holy Moly! That is so awesome! What grade is he in at school? Is he going to HSES? I can't wait to meet him. So happy for you!!

obladi oblada said...

Awesome..thanks for the update

C.I.W. said...


I can't WAIT until he gets to go to his new home... and finds the safety and love he needs.

You are amazing people!


Marie - Begin, OneFamilyJournal and Words' Flavors said...

Wow! That is fantastic! A whole new family dynamic coming Friday!! Together, you guys are gonna rock!

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for the update. I have really been thinking and wondering about you. So happy for you and I am sure you are running on straight adrenaline right now with all the excitement. Such an great time. As far as your 3 year old goes. Give it time. It takes a while. My kids are living proof of that and don't expect too much too fast. It is a huge adjustment for all the other children when new ones move in whether newborn or older. So happy for your family and this little boy!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Congratualtions - a long time waiting..and I am sure the wait will be worth it once he has settled in....

jojo said...

Congratulations! to you and Ct too...jj

amandaautismx2 said...

Hello!! Thought that I would come and see you today. I haven't been around in awhile, so I am making my rounds to everyone's blog today. Let me know what you are up to sometime. Have a great day!!

cloudmaster said...

WOW! You are really on the fast track now! You will certainly have plenty to be thankful for next week. What a wonderful time for things to be coming together.

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