Thursday, March 26, 2009

Time for an Update Finally

Well it has been a while since I've updated this. So what have the Bankesters been up to. Ian is still going to speech. I'm not sure if it working or not as I'm not allowed in the room to observe so I don't really know what she is working on. At home Ian is becoming more and more verbal. Not neccessarily in a language we understand but he definitely understands us. We are thinking that it will be like his walking, that he knows how but is waiting until he is comfident and then bam. Hopefully by summer.

We have stopped by the special ed preschool a couple of times and he seems to enjoy it but he doesn't really understand it I think. The thing I don't like is that they stick him in this wooden chair that is all padded for him but completely different from all the other kids. The worst part is that they put a high chair tray on it to keep him in it. To me, it just reinforces to the other kids that he is a baby. He's already smaller and they think that he is a baby. It has been good for them to be around him as well so that the teacher and aides can see what they may have to adapt for him. Of course all the ladies at the school are in love with him. He knows how to work the ladies.

We went to NY with his Grandma Pam and Grandpa Tom this month. It was supposed to have been a two week trip but we were back in a little over a week. Grandma fell down the basement steps of the house we were staying at while holding Ian. So we went to the ER via ambulance that night. Not exactly the sights I wanted to see. Ian is fine. He was knocked out for under a minute and ended up with a rug burn on the right side of his face a cute little black eye. Grandma took the brunt of the fall. She ended up with a broken orbital(eye) bone. She just had surgery to repair the bone and all should be well now for her. I'm still not really over it as it scared me to death but I'm so thankful that Ian's guardian angel was there. This angel puts in serious overtime with him.

I guess the biggest news is that Ian will be a big brother this year. We are expecting a baby around Labor Day. Needless to say, I am scared to death and paranoid about getting HELLP again so it is hard to enjoy this pregnancy. I don't have the pregnancy innoncence of having had a normal first pregnancy. I might as well be pregnant for the first time again. I'm going through things with this one that I didn't go through with Ian since he was so small. I'm already showing at 16 weeks and I didn't really show with Ian until they gave me the steroid shots for his lungs. So I am actually maybe going to get to wear maternity clothes this time:)

That's it for now I think. I promise I will figure out how to add pictures at some point.