Tess got called last week for her 30-month checkup. After freaking out over the fact that she’s that old, I wondered how she’s been doing without therapy. She was assessed by the physical therapist, the occupational therapist, and a new speech pathologist (who apparently thinks bilingual children are “confused” ?!) Tess rocked their worlds. From climbing on the spinning stool without flying off, building a tower of 9 blocks, and rolling in the barrel to following English instructions fabulously and having extensive conversations in French, she passed with flying colors. Our intervention was a total success!
As we walked home hand in hand talking about cars and colors, I was downright bursting with pride. This kid’s NICU stories still make doctors gasp a little – at least the younger ones – yet she’s actually ahead of her age group in verbal skills, and is right on track with motor! This little blonde is a force to be reckoned with. 🙂
The following week, we started playschool. Tess seems to really enjoy it and is making friends with lots of kids. She does always end up in the middle of the circle during storytime and songs, but no one seems to mind. It’s fun to see her in the school environment. We’ve now gone from therapy graduation to our first school experience. What will come next week?