Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nathan, Baseball and Overall Development

Nathan has been fixated lately on baseball, which is strange since Jake hasn't really watched much of it this summer. He walks around the house with Jake's Boston Red Sox hat on his head and usually with a ball in his hand and a red child's bat in the other.



This is the "UH OH, Mom caught me and I'm a deadman for knocking everything all over with my bat!"



This is what Nathan usually looks like walking around the house. He is such a little ball of energy who is starting to stick up for himself a little bit more. Boy, if Ellie gets in his way she has to watch out! He starts growling at her in a deep voice saying... ELLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEE. Then in response she justs starts laughing at him and then runs before she gets in trouble with us.

Here is his current stats at 33 months:

Weight 26lbs even (he lost 3/4 a pound last month)
Height: 34 1/2 inches
Speech: 22 month old
Gross Motor: 24 month old

Nathan is going to be tested on November 12th by Nebo School district to see if he qualifies for services that could be provided by the preschool. They do not take into account that he still does not eat orally because that does not meet an "educational" goal. To which I think that's a bunch of bunk because it will affect his academics if he goes to school in first grade and is teased for having a g-tube. We are doing all we can to help him but its only been 5 months since we have been able to really make progress with him and in many ways his oral skills are at that of a newborn. Articulation is going to be Nathan's biggest hurdle to get over in the next little while, but that is mostly due to the Pierre Robin and cleft palate.

Overall Nathan is doing awesome. Maybe someday he will be a professional ball player (just not for the Angels or the Yankees :).

1 comment:

Kyle and Alli said...

Wow. I can't imagine seeing Nathan at preschool. The oral eating thing has me a wreck when Grant is around people who forget that eating is still a new skill for him. I am sure Nathan will figure it out before 1st grade though!! :) I hope that he continues to catch up and make some big leaps in the coming months!