Thursday, February 28, 2008
The Magic Potion Lotion
I love the Authia cream. It has been our latest magic potion!
It has to be the cause of my son's latest improvements.
It's the newest thing we have added along with removing all aluminun foil from cooking any of his meals. We are also not microwaving anything anymore for him. Bye bye micro!
He is now pretty much 85% organic too. . We are only missing toys, bed sheets, mattress and clothing. As I type there is even a guy outside installing a salt water pool system.
But, back to Authia! wow...here are some of the things he has done this past 22 days:
-Has become increasingly aware
-So much so that separation anxiety from his teacher has started. Instead of being zombied back and forth all day he is aware of where and who he is going with.
-Speech therapist said he imitated actions with Mr. Potato Head
2 days in and up to yesterday at least has started to point to days and months during morning class ritual song.
-Played with his music drum appropiately
-Requesting "lunch time" any time he is hungry (he NEVER requests this-usually only requested pretzels)
-Started finally drinking from a cup and trying from the water bottle
-Pointed to my shirt and said "green!"
-Pointed and attempted to read some words from my pc screen
-Pointed to my car as I pulled up to the house and said "look! mommy!"
-When being scolded for pumping from my lotion in my bathroom he covered his face in dispair and said "not again! " lol
-Passed his first ever reading and spelling test and passed!
-Really trying to read words more often. This morning he read " Barney in O Square" for -Barney in outer space"
-Asking for his teacher when he sees her walking away
-Very curious investigating stuff all over the house
-Interested in my reading words to him
-Can untwist water bottle and pour with mostly success
-Making pretend he can blow up his big play ball (he can't do a straw yet but probably soon!)
-Kicking his ball
-Drank water from a fountain for the first time
-Said "I love you daddy"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-Game me a voluntary, non requested BIG HUG as he said it too! ;)
Don't get me wrong, there still been hyper days and some days when the stimming drives me up the wall but overall it has been more good days than bad. As usual, we are waiting for the "bad" to resurface because every time we start to get used to a lot of gains something goes south. For now, we are happy-happy-happy!