Jody came by today to see how Hanna's been doing, and to get up to date with everything going on with us. We hadn't seen her since November, so it was nice to get back into the swing of things with her.
She gave me some ideas for home schooling Hanna, which I'm starting to feel better about. Apparently, it's even more beneficial for Hanna to be home schooled because of the services that we'll have available to us, that we maybe would have to fight for in the school board.
Hanna is transitioning from Early Intervention, to a whole new world of services because she's now "school-aged".
Jody has always been very happy with Hanna's progress, and she's always seemed to exceed all of her expectations. Today, while we were on the topic of school, and me feeling like I might need extra help teaching her, we got into the topic of all of the options we have.
The first on the list is an assessment at a local Children's Centre.
Jody still feels like Hanna is doing so well, but doesn't want to miss anything. And heck, neither do I! We have these services available to us, and we should take advantage of those.
Hanna will be assessed by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and a communication therapist, and from there we will be given goals that we can work on ourselves, or have a professional help us along at the centre as often as they think is necessary. I think this is a great thing. As a baby and toddler, we felt like we were doing a good job of keeping on her and accomplishing goals on our own. Now that she's getting older, I want her to be pushed to the limit, even more. She's very capable of so much, and I don't want to feel like I'm holding her back at all.
Eventually we can also have a braille teacher, an orientation and mobility expert, and an independant living specialist all come to the house to work with her on different things.
I'm excited for the new things that she can be involved in, and I'm even more looking forward to seeing huge gains every day, because face it, we all know this little girl will do huge things.
I'll be sure to stay updated on the topic.
Aside from everything going on with our Hanna, the other girls are keeping us busy!
Hailey is still doing her best to skip her daily nap.
The only way to get her to sleep, is to turn on the TV. It's the only time she slows down.
She's been talking like crazy, and she drives me nuts with her little expressions she makes. She's definitely the goofiest of my girls so far, and keeps us laughing.
Gracie is SO excited for the next little peanut to come. Her and Hanna both think it's another girl, and Hailey couldn't care any less. :)
The big girls keep saying they want to help me change diapers this time. Hanna thinks it would be loads of fun to change the "poopy ones", but I think she'll quickly change her mind on that one.
Speaking of the new baby, raising hormones once again brought on gestational diabetes. My fasting numbers are the only ones that are out of whack, so they have me on night time insulin again. I feel good about it though because we're getting an earlier start on it this time, and by the time the baby starts getting big and fat, everything will be under great control.
We've also got a vacation coming up. We're heading South for a week, and looking forward to spending some time at the beach in the sun!
After our trip, it'll be no time before little peanut comes, and then Timmy and Yuli's wedding!
So much to look forward to! I'm really trying to keep up with pictures and updates on the old blog, but we've been so busy!
I still have to get some pictures of the house up. I'm thinking I should wait now until the Spring, so I can get some nice ones up of the yard. Maybe we'll even have sold the house by then, and we'll have some extra money so I can do the girls' rooms!