So where have we been?!?!
Soaking up summer the good old fashioned way! Cooper is done with preschool for the summer and is only attending Fraser. Which is still five days a week. He is also getting speech 1x per week and OT 1x per week. He handled the transition like a boss. As rigid as he can be that kid can go with the flow on so many other things.
We found out that Cooper knows all of his letters and numbers up to 10. He also knows his colors and shapes. I was amazed. I cried. He laughs at me because I make such a big deal about it. Nonverbal is hard though. I want him to shout all of this stuff so everyone can hear him and celebrate how wonderful he is. Sawyer never stops talking. And I love every second of it. But I would give anything or Cooper to ask me to play with him. Or say I love you mom.
He is making a lot more sounds though. And he does say ‘yeah’ and ‘hi’ pretty consistently. That is something. We are crawling in the right direction.
Cooper’s new favorite thing is watching videos on YouTube. He navigates it on my iPad. He is so stinking cute and sometimes I catch him watching videos in French or Spanish. Makes me chuckle.
A wonderful lady made this comment on my instagram account. I swear to God these comments keep me out of the wine bottle. No lie. I don’t like to talk about Cooper talking or not talking. It hurts my heart to much. Love this so much!
We were spending a lot of time at the beach and the local parks until I broke my ankle. Absolutely no fun and the healing has been slow. And Cooper has no idea. Sawyer manages to tell everyone that his mom broke her ankle dancing and drinking but Super Cooper is staying quiet. It reminds me of Christmas and how Cooper never seemed to notice the day the Christmas tree came and the day the tree left. If he noticed he doesn’t let on. He does like my icepack though. And jumping on the bed when I am laying there in pain. Awesome.
Jamie and I were chatting about Cooper starting kindergarten. We are still unsure which school he will go to since we are very close to three elementary schools. And we still have another year of him attending preschool and Fraser. Whew! Anyhow, we were chatting about which school will have the autism program and which school will be better and then I said….’well, he has to go to the same school as his brother.’ And we both kinda thought about it. I had these flashes of Cooper acting up in the hallway and Sawyer being embarrassed. Or Cooper hitting his head during an assembly and Sawyer sitting with his friends watching. Should they go to different schools? Is that something we would want?
Lastly, I am thinking about starting Gemiini with Cooper. Click on the link if you want to learn more about it. I am very hesitant about starting new therapies with Cooper. I spoke with his Speech Therapist about it and she said it can’t hurt him. Which wasn’t the resounding ‘hope’ I was looking for. It’s also ANOTHER thing. ANOTHER challenge. But it also might work. Please comment if you have any thoughts about Gemiini.