Right When You Least Expect It

Two nights ago, it had seemed like any other typical night. Rob was working on the computer as Lola and I practiced talking, making noises and just settling down before bed. Lola’s crib is still in our room which is clearly an issue I probably should address someday soon, but that’s a whole other blog post. Anyway, her crib is at the end of our bed and her new obsession is to bang her pacifier on the crib while sitting on the bed. She likes to look over into the crib and she gets crazy irate when she drops her paci in it because, unlike before, she can actually see her paci now. So as I watching Dancing With the Stars (one of my few guilty pleasures on...
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Mama Time

Today I’m writing this post from my iPad as I sit quietly observing, relaxing and relishing in this alone time. We enrolled Lola in a Social Group that takes place at Children’s Therapy Connection (CTC) every Wednesday for two hours for twelve weeks. Children’s Therapy Connection is the therapy agency that employs the therapists that come into our home each month to help with Lola. While the group is supposed to be for children 24 months and older, they made the exception for Lola as sister needs some help in the social department. There are a few therapists at the facility that help with the eight or so children that are there. In each session they try to focus on one area of socialization in which this week’s...
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End of Summer Lola Spam

My mom always says, “Post more pictures of Lola” so there really is no point to this post…I’m just trying to stay on my mother’s good side. 🙂 Lola has become quite expressive these days whether it is her making a goofy face or babbling some crazy babble. Either way, we are seeing little glimpses of her personality coming out and it has been a real pleasure to witness. I love the second photo as it is Lola tilting her head and trying to get a Lola word out. The last picture is of Lola attempting to attack my arms which I will add really hurts. We are trying to teach her “touch nice” as her grabbing has become rather destructive. I will say it is awfully cute...
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CranioSacral Therapy

Yesterday Lola had her very first CranioSacral Therapy appointment with Dr. Eve Earley who is trained as both a craniosacral pracitioner as well as a chiropractor. I sought out this type of therapy for Lola because I really wanted to start working with Lola’s own body rather than lying on traditional methods of therapy through repetition. I did my research on CranioSacral Therapy and the potential benefits to children with developmental disabilities and especially those with sensory issues and I was impressed with what I read. I found Dr. Earley through the Internet and read great reviews about her techniques. I also have a very close friend who used to be a patient of Dr. Earley’s and she assured me that Lola would indeed be in good hands....
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Happy First Anniversary VIPS-Bloomington!

On Tuesday, Rob, Lola and I hopped in the car for a road trip to Bloomington, Indiana to celebrate VIPS-Bloomington’s First Anniversary. While VIPS (Vision Impaired Preschool Services) Louisville has been around for over 20 years, it wasn’t until mother and co-founder, Rebecca Davis partnered up with Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Ann Hughes to start VIPS-Bloomington as a way to offer services to the young visually impaired children of Indiana. We were honored to be asked to join the celebration with other VIPS families as it was a way for us to show our gratitude towards VIPS as well as connect with people that actually understand what it is like to have a visually impaired child. We got to the donated Unitarian Church around 9:30 am…a bit...
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