My next project is a weighted blanket for HB. I have never heard of this before, but it was recommended by the educational psychologist. She said he may benefit from using one of these in the class, across the legs or shoulders. Apparently it provides the sensory requirements and may help him sit still. Proprioceptive sense will be helped by this. He seems to have an issue with this whole sitting still thing and she suggested deep compression massage and this blanket will help him. He loves loves loves the massage.
I feel like I want to run outside and scream it to everyone and anyone…MY CHILD IS FINE!!!!!!
We had the big assessment today and HB is fine…academically and emotionally and there is no need to keep him back to repeat a year. She says he is actually very intelligent.
Yes he does not always listen or sit still and needs to be moving, but that is not a big issue. We will do some exercises at home to encourage him to sit still for longer. He does not even need the speech therapy he is currently receiving. He just needs patience and tolerance.
It was suggested maybe there is a personality conflict between HB and the teacher and perhaps she is not being as patient as she should be.
I want to tell everyone that my baby is fine and just be nice to him. He is mine and he is fine and he is good and he is beautiful.
One of the big reasons I do not employ someone to help me with housework, is that I have extreme guilt. I cannot fire them. I seem unable to tell them when they are doing something wrong and then just live with it, because I cannot bring myself to say it.
I sit here on Sunday evening and reflect on the weekend. It has been a busy one for us. HB had his first playdate without us. I was a little apprehensive, he was a little apprehensive, but we all were fine and he loved it.
While he was at this playdate we spoke to another psychologist for an outside assessment. I just cannot rest without knowing that we have tried everything to find out where is the problem and what we cab do. Hopefully, but the end of this month, we have all the information we need to make a decision.
We then had to attend school event and I was nearly ready to fall over by the time we arrived home. I had started the day feeling nauseous from an incredible headache which then intensified further and a day in the sun did not help one little bit.
Today, Sunday, I worked all day from six this morning. I have been holed up in HB’s room, working away and I still feel like I have a ton to do. No matter, by the end of tomorrow I shall have a set of documentation ready to go.
I still managed to fit in a reading session with HB. We have exhausted the school guide and now we have moved onto the consonants. Even the psychologist said we should not worry about this academic thing. She said he sounds fine and will specifically check these things for us. At least she bothered to find out what is our expectation from all this.
Onto the new week. I shall be in the office at 6am to make sure that my work is done by three tomorrow afternoon. It feels like an exam and I just need ot make it through, which I know I can.
Have a great week bloggies, we owe it to ourselves.