Most of my friends I met through work. I'm older than most parents with kids my age (even the people I went to high school with have high school/college age kids and mine are 3 & 5). DS doesn't go to our neighborhood school since he's special needs so making friends with other parents is sort of hard.
Luckily, one of my co-workers has kids around the same age as mine so we talk about kid stuff a lot.View Thread
She might not be ready. We'd try regular underwear on DS but he's still pee/poop in the underwear, no matter how often he was taken to the bathroom. One day though, he didn't want to wear a diaper anymore and then would pee regularly in the potty but would still poop in his underwear/pull-up. It wasn't until a few months after he got the pee that he got the poop part. It just clicked and we've never had an accident, even at night.
BTW, DS was 5 before he was fully potty-trained.View Thread
I would base it on my child's height and maturity. Just because a child is tall enough to go on a ride doesn't mean they should. My son is tall enough to go on most rides but he doesn't like them. DD isn't quite tall enough but loves going on the ones she can.View Thread
DS has definitly followed the curve. Once his weight was below the 5% but it was above the 10% at his next appointment so the doctor wasn't worried. He eats well but takes after my mom's side of the family, tall and slender.View Thread
What my cousin's pedi advised was to have him go potty in the potty chair if he's using the toilet or use the toilet if he's using the potty chair. Kids will associate whichever they use with the pain and won't go. Once they start going again regularly, they can go back to whichever one they were using.View Thread
Busy but mostly good. My weekend started Thursday since I was off work Friday and that wasn't good as I had to buy a battery for my car since the old one died.
Friday was good. Took DD to pre-school and then waited for DS' bus. After his bus came, I took a nap until DH got home. I had to pick up DS at 1:30p since he had a therapy appointment at 2p.
Saturday was family day. My SIL who lives with us, invited her kids over for BBQ (hot dogs & hamburgers) and my step-daughter and two of her three kids came as well. It was fun visiting and holding my step-grandson since it was the first time I'd seen him since he was born in November. After my SIL left to take my step-daughter and kids home, DS started crying because he wanted her son to stay and sleep with him. He cried for about a half hour.
Sunday I volunteered for a 10 mile run and had to be there at 6a to help with packet pick-up. I got home around 8:30a to find DH hadn't changed DD's diaper or fed the kids so guess who had to do both and make breakfast for DH and me? Went to Costco with DD and then made her lunch and put her down for a nap. DS had gone with grandma and grandpa to buy sandals. Kids played outside most of the day. DH left to go out of town for work around 6p. Kids got on my nerves around 7:15 so both went to bed.View Thread
Per his IEP, DS was supposed to be receiveing physical therapy (PT) once a week. I found out he was not recieving it and the company that was providing it before no longer contracted with the district. I should have been notified but if they left a phone message, DH is notorious for not passing along messages and I don't recall getting anything in the mail.
I contacted the district and was told they were referring me to another company and should hear something soon. I got a phone call this morning from the principal at his school saying someone was trying to sign him out for PT and asking if that was okay. I hadn't received any notification from the company that his therapy was starting. I called the company and they didn't even have a physical therapist assigned to him in their files. They apologized and said they would get more information to me later today.
I'm glad he's getting the therapy he's supposed to be getting but would have liked some sort of prior notification.View Thread