Max's physical therapist & Early Intervention (EI) caseworker just left. Little Dude rocked PT today! He was getting a little ornery before they arrived and I was worried he wouldn't 'perform', but he perked right up as soon as they walked in the door. (Hi, is someone destined for the stage?) For those of you unfamiliar with EI, every so often we update with a new (physical) goal for Max. The latest was for him to be able to sit up by himself and play with toys on the floor. He's had that down pat for quite awhile, so we updated today- his next goal is to WALK independently! The scary/exciting part is that he's probably not that far off. His therapist was amazed at the progress he'd made even since last week. We're now going to see her once every other week, as she feels he's on the right track!
It's hard to believe that Max will be ONE in just a little over two weeks. Lucky guy is going to have two birthday parties this year- one in Minnesota with my side of the family and one in Pittsburgh with Michael's! It blows my mind that at this time last year Michael was starting his first year of school and I was finishing up in the office in Pittsburgh and preparing to move and join him, then Max's very early arrival only three days after I moved. Needless to say, prepare yourselves for nostalgic posts in the coming days leading up to Max's birthday!
I'm happy to report that our 'Sleep Wars' have been lessening night by night. The bummer part for our boy is that bathtime is no longer fun, as he's starting to understand the routine: bath, book, bottle, bed. He now knows that a bath will inevitably lead to bed, so the joy of splashing is no more! Alas. Last night he was asleep in less than 15 minutes! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!
The job hunt continues, though I do know that my agencies have sent out my resume to a couple specific jobs, so we'll see. The amusing part/kicker of my layoff is that now that Max is on a regular sleeping schedule, I'd have been able to work uninterrupted all evening. Again, alas...
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet an internet friend for the very first time 'in real life'. It was so fun finally talk in person and we (Max & I) had an awesome time. (Thanks, K!) On a funny random note, it turns out that K's office is not even a mile from my old office, which means that the couple weeks I trained in the office earlier this spring, we were literally right up the road from each other. Crazy!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!