Friday, September 26, 2014

27 months old

The little dragons are doing great. They're talking, eating, growing, and being toddlers. They are loving and wild, dramatic and imaginative.

We haven't had appointments except to adjust James's AFO's; his legs are gaining strength and muscle mass and he is getting stronger every day. A small adjustment was made to the calf positioner to make room for his growth. 

Coming up we will do flu shots and the IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) for Early Intervention. We will be setting up goals and services for our next 6 months of in-home therapy for the babies. 

PS, if you haven't seen the Little Dragons' Facebook page; there are two videos of the babies singing their favorite songs. Go to:

Book: Five Little Monkeys
Song: "ABC Song", "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", & "Five Little Monkeys"
Words: Hundreds. Sentences. It's crazy. She's very much into "I love you". Today she told the orthotist for James's AFO's: "Oh, I love you foot doctor, I really do." 
Toy: Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Baby Doll, Bucky the Dragon. 
Food: cheese sticks, cookies, pancakes, waffles, avocado, fruit snacks, blueberries, beans, rice, tortillas. 
Animal: dog, kitty, monkey
Time of the Day: Playtime
Activity: drawing, singing, playing with James, playing make believe
Color: blue
Clothing Size: 12-18 months. Finally transitioning to 18 month PJ's!
Shoe Size: 4 
Weight: 19 lbs 11oz at last checkup on 08/15/14
Height: 32 inches
Number of Teeth: 18+

Book: ABC by Dr Suess, or any book with a ball in it. 
Song: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Elmo's Song", and "Itsy Bitsy Spider". 
Words: James can sing many songs and his vocabulary is exploding right now! It's very exciting. For those who believe he can only say "ball", we've been compiling a list of the words he knows (see below). 
Toy: Any kind of ball- his favorite is currently football. He also likes to play puzzle buckets while standing with his walker. Speaking of the walker; James is walking with it everywhere! 
Food: pancakes, waffles, snickerdoodles, chips, fruit snacks, peaches, applesauce, pasta, tortillas, cheese. 
Animal: dragon or bear
Time of the Day: playtime or Elmo Time
Activity: playing with his ball, walking with help, and chewing on his green blankie. 
Color: green
Clothing Size: 12-18 months. James is wearing 18 month PJ's now, but he can also wear 6 month pants. 
Shoe Size: 4, but with his fancy AFO's aka his "Green Ball Shoes" James wears a size 5.5 wide. 
Weight: 17lbs 9oz at last checkup on 06/30/14
Height: 31 inches
Number of Teeth: 19+

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