Last week we had our IEP meeting with Braden's school. It went really well and I am very pleased that the therapist and teachers noticed right away the changes and growth that Braden has experienced over the winter. We have not made a bunch of changes to his goals as he may do completely different in a school environment versus home. Lately Braden has been going back to some of his old ways. It comes in waves. Although he is getting better about not chewing on things, getting frustrated and wanting to smack you, going to the floor with spaghetti legs when he doesn't want to do things, and a few other behavorial issues it now comes and goes instead of being an ongoing battle. So all in all you can see some maturing on his part and hopefully it will only get better. However, you never know what bad habits or good ones will develop being socialized with other kids. Obviously the good will out weigh the bad but it is a give and take. I have several other Mom friends who have micro preemie kiddos and most of us have similiar behavorial issues when it comes to eating and getting our kids to do any kind of learning activity. These kiddos are all typically as stubborn as they come... you have to know though that this is why they are STILL HERE. :-) Braden starts school on Monday.
With all the beautiful weather we have been going places and having such a nice time outdoors. Grayson is changing so much and although he doesn't have alot of words he has increased in his vocabulary. He has an issue with eating chalk so although we love to see our little artist create we have to stick with crayons. Next month G turns 2. Cannot believe he will be 2 already. Time is flying by so quickly. I'm sure G will be excited to finally have his carseat facing forward. We have waited till now because we had heard that the laws were going to change. Apparently that did not happen. However, I felt like there was a reason someone wanted it changed and with Grayson being so small it couldn't hurt to keep him backwards as long as possible. We even bought a really nice carseat to make him more comfortable in this position. I'm glad we waited especially since G is only 23 lbs.
Don't forget to donate to the March of Dimes using our badge to the right of our blog. We are only a few short weeks away from our deadline. We are so excited to have received some mailed in donations that are not reflected on the website. All donations made outside the web I believe will show in our totals after the walk. So please don't forget to donate to this very worthy cause in memory of Kaleigh and in honor of our Super Hero Braden. :-)
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- This is the story of an amazing set of twins that were born 16 weeks to soon and their little brother Grayson. Kaleigh Grace who lived an amazing 13 days and we miss daily. Braden our super hero who is now 4. This is our journey in parenting with challenges above and beyond the norm.