Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Letter to my 27 month old boy...

Dear Nathan,

You may have noticed that I took a break in writing you letters. I decided to write you letters every month for the first two years and then every three months during the next two years.

Since your two year letter, you have really grown and changed. You were diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder. Basically this means that you have difficulties getting information from your five senses. This is the cause of your picky eating, delay in speech, aggressive nature, and unusual bursts of energy. We are now working with an occupational therapist, developmental therapist, and speech therapist. We are very slowly seeing improvements. Your speech is increasing each day and we are very hopeful that things will continue to get better.

We have recently started to work on potty learning! We just started this past weekend and so far we are doing pretty well. You still aren't telling us when you have to go, but you are getting used to the potty and go when we put you on it. I have a feeling it will take us awhile to work through this stage because of the speech delay. But Mama and Daddy are so proud of you! You get so excited when you go potty!

Because we love you so much, we are really having a hard time with discipline. We have incorporated "time outs" into our day and it does work fairly well. We understand that you are just at that age where you like testing our limits.

Some cute new things that you are doing is baby play! We got you a baby doll and you love it! You love to lay the baby down for "night night". We bought you this doll so that you would get used to the idea of having babies around! Because you are going to be a big brother to 2 little babies soon! Mama's belly is growing every day and you love to kiss the babies. I don't think that you understand that there are actually babies in there, but that will come with time.

And so sweet boy, summer is almost over and we are looking forward to fall. You are big and strong. You are happy and playful. You love to jump and play and give kisses and high fives. You love pointing to pictures of yourself and saying "baby". You love tickle fights with Daddy. You love wrestling with Lucy. You love Grandma and your uncles. You are such a fun and energetic boy. Mama's little problem-solver, football player in-training, and cuddlebug. I just love you so much.

Always,

Mama

Some of your words:
more
Lucy
Mama
Dada
Spongebob :)
on
light
eat
cookie
fish
help
night-night
bye-bye
kiss
potty
water
hungry
baby
food
Grandma
outside
sit
down
up
open
in
cup
phone
Hello
Hi
bath
slide
car
key

As you can see, speech therapy has really helped you so far!

1 comment:

Twisted Cinderella said...

What a lovely letter to your sweet boy.