when they said, “thank you for being a friend.”
A huge thank you to everyone who’s reached out to us upon receiving my initial email… I know we have a lot of love and support around us, but it’s amazing what a phone call or email can do to remind us just how lucky we are to have such good friends and family. Thank you for all your offers of help, too… I just may take you up on them someday!
Sylvie (and I!) are slowly wrapping our heads around this new life we’re embarking on. Truth be told, so far, Sylvie seems to be adjusting quite well to the constant parade of new faces walking through the door (granted, they’re usually carrying a duffel bag of cool new toys, so that helps). I, on the other hand, am still adjusting. It’s a little tough for me to let go of the more spontaneous life I’d settled into with the girls… with so many appointments now, it’s very hard to do anything “spur of the moment.” I’m sure this new routine will become second nature as well, but getting used to it in the meanwhile is a bit of a drag. (insert dramatic sigh here.)
okay, enough from Debbie Downer… and onto to the girl of the hour. Sylvie’s responding really well to her new therapists, which is great, since she’ll be spending the better part of her waking hours with them. And while the intensive therapy hasn’t kicked in yet, we continue to see Sylvie pick up all sorts of new tricks… her communication skills were a little slow to develop, but she’s now got a bunch of words and can even use a few of them to communicate her wants and needs (you know, stuff like “up?” and reaching up to me… that kind of stuff that’s second nature to most kids takes a bit more practice for the Bug.) She’s also discovered her climbing legs- so no chair, coffee table, counter, or other elevated surface is off limits. Makes for quite a few near-death moments every day. Good times indeed. 🙂
okay, off to watch the Bachelorette season finale… uh, I mean read about the latest research on Autism treatments and stuff.