Friday, April 30, 2010
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
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Saturday, April 24, 2010
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Thursday, April 22, 2010
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Over the last few days, my body has made it abundantly clear that tree pollen is my enemy. The evidence: red eyes, a running (sprinting, really) nose, sneeziness, and yucko cough. Mommy and Daddy have kept me indoors this weekend, though, and it appears that I am over the worst of it.
Friday, April 16, 2010
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
My friends, it is all due to the simple fact that Mommy is a genius.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:06 AM
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
It means she helps kids with developmental delays, Autism spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injuries, sensory integration dysfuntion, and a host of other difficulties. Auntie works with these kiddos to overcome obstacles that are interfering with their participation in everyday activities.
Auntie has recently taken on a new patient...and she's doing it pro bono! Can you guess who that patient is? Here's a hint:
Okay, so maybe I'm not really an OT patient. Auntie has been helping Mommy and Daddy figure out some of my quirkier habits, though. Like the teeth grinding problem from last month (which I still do on occasion). And this month's issue with pulling small fistfuls of hair out of my head.
I know. I'm a strange duck.
Basically, OT Auntie says both of these behaviors can be boiled down to my need for more proprioceptive input. Proprioceptive input=pressure on muscles and joints. Apparently, it's something I crave.
Auntie has taught Mommy and Daddy a few different strategies to employ when they see PI seeking behaviors, as well as a few "games" to play with me throughout the day to fulfill my proprioceptive needs.
The funny thing is, many of the activities are things I was already doing. Mommy and Daddy just didn't know to look at them as fulfilling a craving. So far, here's what I like best:
Pushing Auntie's laundry cart around the house.
Jumping in my crib.
Being tossed into a pile of pillows. We call this "Crash".
Chewing on straws.
Auntie, Mommy, or Daddy putting firm pressure on my shoulders and the sides of my head.
Doing the toddler version of a headstand.
Mommy and Daddy are very thankful that Auntie has been able to help them figure me out. And Mommy has been especially thankful for Auntie's constant reassurance that my prorioceptive cravings are most likely not an indication of a deeper problem.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 8:15 PM
Preston has the most stylish sneaker wardrobe of any preschooler I know. He's got his own Chucks and Pumas!
Preston and I talked Mommy into giving the two of us a backyard wagon ride. That little ride ended up being the best workout Mommy's had in a loooong time! She's not used to hauling around 55(ish) pounds, you know!
You'd think that by now Mommy would have figured out that it's just not possible for an amateur to take a picture with two kids looking at the camera at the same time. I guess she hasn't learned her lesson yet, though. All her sing-songy pleas of "Katie Bug, look at Mama" couldn't pull my attention away from the bird (or piece of grass, or spilled bubble solution, or fluttering butterfly) that had my rapt attention at this moment.
As soon as Mommy snapped the above photo, Preston said, "Wadel. She wadn't wooking." Nothing gets by that boy!
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:21 AM
Monday, April 12, 2010
Happy birthday, Uncle Brian! I wish I could have celebrated with you this weekend.
Posted by Rachel Moss at 7:13 AM