I am scared out of my mind to go to the Peditrician today. First off the kids have been sick. Thing 2 has a cold that last Thursday came with a fever. The next day I took her in and she was sent home with the classic remedy of Motrin and Dymatap. Oh I feel so dumb going in there and thinking that there is something seriously wrong with her, only to find I need to give her more over the counter meds. So now there is no doctor’s appointments that will be made to the tune of "fever" runny nose, severe conjestion. It has to include vomiting, fever, and green stuff flying everywhere possible. Thing 1 has the immune system I could only dream of. So the major concerns are always thing 2 in the sick department.
The appointment today is not about colds, coughs, or sniffles. Today it is about speech delay. Thing 1’s speech delay to be exact. He is talking up a storm lately, but I can’t understand him most of the time and I have to repeat what he is saying. It is so frustrating for him and me. I am the only one who can really translate for the little one. He has really struggled with making himself clear. I know he has so much to say and can’t get it out right. Thing 1 just turned three. That is right three and I would say that in the past 5 months he has just started two and three word sentences. However in the past three months he has gotten down the "I", "mine", "me","you", and "yours" thing down. He can’t say his own name he uses mostly "me".
I am afraid that I am gonna set my self up for the "virus" sinario. He just needs some over the counter medicine. "Just take some time and see how he does." And I am even more afraid that there maybe a problem, and something else could be playing apart of the speech delay. I don’t know if I am ready to handle either outcome.
He has been a handful, and I gave up weaning the binki at night (AkA the "bane of my existence".) We have been potty training and he has really done a fantastic job. I am still leary to leave him at pre-school with no diaper, but everywhere else he seems to do just fine. He is ultra proud when he keeps them dry. And not too upset when he has an accident either. It really has been a nice change of pace.